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By Samuel Dodge | sdodge@mlive.com

YPSILANTI, MI – An Amazon Prime show about the journeys of college students is coming to the Eastern Michigan University campus.

“The College Tour,” hosted by Alex Boylan, who won “The Amazing Race” on CBS in 2002, will cover the lives of 10 students on the Ypsilanti campus, university officials said.

“We want viewers to see the impact of the investments in providing students with the tools and spaces needed to pursue their passions and find a fulfilling career,” Katie Condon-Martin, the university’s vice president of enrollment management, said in a statement. “Additionally, the students selected for EMU’s episode exemplify the strong connections forged with faculty and staff, demonstrating the supportive environment that defines the EMU experience.”

The Ypsilanti university is the first public institution in Michigan to participate in the show, officials said. Siena Heights University, a private college in Adrian, was featured in season six of the show, entering its 12th season.

Ten students were chosen for the program out of 80 applicants, officials said. One of the students starring in the episode will be freshman Aniseh Jaber, who studies exercise science, prosthetics and orthotics.

She will discuss how her time at EMU and its professors and resources are helping her reach her career goals.

“I came to EMU because I have always had a passion for the medical field and for building a pathway for people to access health care,” Jaber said in a statement. “I want to create a business that gives these (prosthetic) devices to people who need them for free.”

The other students to be featured are:

The episode is scheduled to air in the fall, officials said