About the Program
Sharing our Culture
Every summer, the Winchester Jumelage Association welcomes three young adult students from Saint-Germain for three weeks. These interns are placed with local businesses or community organizations, and spend the better part of each week working and getting through the day in English. Past interns have worked at Bookends book store, a local law firm, Kidstock Theatre, and the Wright-Locke Farm, among others. The summer of 2016 saw the beginning of an internship in the office of our State Representative Michael Day for students of political science.
Various activities are planned for our interns during their stay which, in the past, have included tours of the Museum of Fine Arts, boat cruises in Essex, walking tours of Harvard University, visits to the State House, and so forth. The interns are placed with Winchester families, who generally give generously of their time to take interns shopping and touring around Boston, New England and beyond. Past interns have been treated to canoeing on the Concord River, visits to Old Ironsides, or excursions to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Mansions and harbor of Newport, Rhode Island, and New York City. Many long-lasting friendships have been formed and renewed as hosts visit their interns in Paris.
The summer of 2016 also saw the first Winchester college student undertaking an internship in Saint-Germain, something Jumelage hopes to encourage in coming summers.
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