Economics Major ROTC Cadet Redilla Selected for CULP Trip to Lithuania

Posted on 11/12/2018 10:09:14 AM

Economics major Ryan Redilla, an IUP Army ROTC Military Science II cadet, was selected to participate in a Cultural Understanding and Learning Program (CULP) trip to Lithuania during summer 2018.

Cadet Ryan Redilla, center, with two members of the Lithuanian basketball program Basketball Power.

Cadet Ryan Redilla, center, with two members of the Lithuanian basketball program Basketball Power

CULP slots are awarded on a competitive basis and take into account several factors, such as GPA, physical fitness, language ability, and other pertinent selection criteria. The program grants approximately 900 national slots annually and covers roughly 20 countries across the globe. Redilla, along with seven other cadets, was selected based on the nationally ranked system.

CULP’s mission basically is to immerse cadets in another country’s culture and to provide an opportunity to do some military training and educational and humanitarian work with the designated country’s military.

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