A group of Iraqi teens is in Bozeman to learn leadership, team-building and little about American culture.
They're joined by a group of high school students from Chicago.
It's part of the Montana Center for International Visitors' Iraqi Young Leaders Program.
Together the teens are participating in community service projects and exercises in leadership and team-building.
Both groups of students say they want to give the other some insight into what life is like for them and clear up any preconceived notions they may have.
Students say the best part has been talking with other students and learning more about different cultures.
"Just interacting with the Iraqi's and just talking to them like normal teenagers and just seeing what life's like in Iraq and telling them what life's like in Chicago," says Chicago student Ben Clifton.
Iraqi student Abdullah Sabah says he agrees.
"Sometimes surprising that we realize we're not so different after all. We're all teenagers, we all have the same problems, same issues, same interests. It may be different cultures but we still live the same," says Sabah.
The students are in town for two weeks.
From Bozeman, they'll head to Washington, D.C. for the final leg of their tour.