Updated: Friday, 22 Feb 2013, 3:30 AM EST
Published : Friday, 22 Feb 2013, 3:30 AM EST
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — More than 100 Fulbright students from 70 nations are in Providence as part of a U.S. State Department program exploring American history and democracy.
The four-day event features meetings with local historians and community service projects that include producing community artwork and working at a local homeless shelter.
According to a spokeswoman for the State Department, Providence was chosen as the site because of its "rich history" and role in the development of U.S. democracy.
The Providence program is one of nine similar events hosted around the country for foreign recipients of a Fulbright scholarship.