News: Summer 2014 Valladolid Interns
This month, nine students from A-B Tech, UNC Asheville and Warren Wilson College are interning in Valladolid, Mexico thanks to a partnership between Asheville Sister Cities and our sister organization in Valladolid. The program was coordinated by A-B Tech instructors Kate Bove (front row, third from right) and Kelly McEnany (back row, 4th from right).
During their two- to four-week stays in Valladolid, these students will be working on a variety of projects, including researching and cataloguing pieces from the world’s largest privately held collection of Mexican folk art, comparing perceptions of death and dying between Mexico and the United States, shadowing an elementary school teacher and a board of education official, and more.
The students have created a blog for sharing photos and reflections from this experience. Click here to visit the blog, and be sure to check back often over the next several weeks for more updates.
Welcome to Asheville Sister Cities, Inc.! We are a non-profit organization that serves to promote international awareness and maintain relations with Asheville’s sister cities of Vladikavkaz, Russia; San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico; Saumur, France; Karpenisi, Greece; Valladolid, Mexico; and Osogbo, Nigeria.
Join us for international films, performances, travel opportunities, food and wine tastings, and a chance to promote peace through global friendship.