Exploring our Sister Cities
“The gladdest moments, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands”
-Sir Richard Burton
Sir Richard Burton was a British diplomat who travelled around Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
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One of our four Sister Cities is located in England. Newmarket is considered to be part of the West Suffolk district. See what the Suffolk area of England has to offer when visiting Newmarket. Buy the book from Amazon here.
County Kildare is also a “Derby” town. They host the Irish Derby in the summer at The Curragh Racecourse.
Shinhidaka hosts a Cherry Blossom Festival each year. Nijjuken Road is a famous tourist destination, lined with beautiful cherry blossom trees.
Our first alum we would like to recognize is Barton Lynch. Barton participated in three of our programs. Starting with the high school Deauville exchange program. He then went on to participate in the Calvados internship program, and he eventually accepted the Deauville teaching assistant program. Currently Barton works as a communications consultant. When asked how his experiences with the Sister Cities program has impacted his life and career path, Barton responded, “My sister cities experience has provided me with the confidence to try new things. I always know that I will be able to figure out anything that's in my path.”
Playlist of the WeekFollow us on spotify to keep up with our playlists! This week, our first playlist that we will release is titled Deauville, France, in honor of our oldest sister city. (Click here to listen). Stayed tuned for the next couple weeks for our other playlists to drop.