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Introducing the Basketball Diplomacy Program

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Kim Jong-un and pioneer basketball diplomat Dennis Rodman

Today we are delighted to announce a brand new study abroad program for athletes and sports enthusiasts, the Basketball Diplomacy program set in Pyongyang!

Imagine what it would be like to play basketball, study abroad, and make a difference! Don’t pass up this unique opportunity!

Overview | Duration | Housing | Courses

Study abroad with this ground-breaking program to North Korea with two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Dennis Rodman. Develop and demonstrate your basketball skills while taking advantage of unique political science courses. Students will have unprecedented exposure to a new exchange of ideas with their North Korean classmates.

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