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Bahamian exchange student thankful for USM study abroad program

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PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) -The University of Southern Mississippi not only attracts locals but also people from far and wide.

“There was an opportunity that arose to get a level education, and I took that opportunity and ran with it,” said Ka’lon Duncanson.

Many are familiar with the main campus that sits in the heart of Hattiesburg. However, Ka’lon Duncanson, from Freeport, Bahamas, invested in the opportunity to dive deep into marketing in marine studies and scuba diving at the Gulf Park Campus in Long Beach.

“I went back home, [and] I resigned from my job,” said Duncanson. “At the time, I had already applied to USM working out the VISA process, and by December, I was back in America.”

You probably figure Duncanson is a study abroad student, which he is, but not of the traditional nature.

The University provides pre-departure preparation as well as on-site support, but Duncanson took -another- route.

Russ Willis, a management assistant teaching professor, said Duncanson…

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