Students from India visit the Tennessee Valley

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A group of students traveled nearly 9,000 miles to learn all about life in the Tennessee Valley.

The group, from India, traveled to Huntsville to attend the three-day space camp at U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

On Friday, they spent time at Athens State University, where they learned about life on campus. This is all part of a program in India that gives educational tours in America.

"My idea behind this is that when they go back to India, they are going to generate other funds for the underprivileged," said director Subodh Thapliyal.

Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks and Chairman Mark Yarbrough also spoke with the students on Friday.

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