The AUK interns who come to Dartmouth each summer are exposed to US culture while working at the College in the departments to which they are assigned. "Culture" here means the taken-for-granted workplace assumptions about how people work together and meet in public. However, an effort is made to expose them to cultural experiences outside of work.
|Muneera Al-Khulaifi and Stephanie Khalil, the 2013 interns, and Beth Hindmarsh, DC-AUK Program Manager, cut up strawberries to make strawberry shortcake.|
One of those experiences, the Fourth of July, or Independence Day (a "National Day" in the global world), happens to fall while the interns are here and is an excellent opportunity for them to experience an important public day in the annual calendar of the United States. Hanover, New Hampshire, has an "old-fashioned" Fourth of July, with a parade down Main Street and around the Green as well as games, food, a pie-eating contest, pony rides, entertainment, and live musical performances. There also are public fireworks displays.
A traditional dessert at this time of year is strawberry shortcake, because strawberries grow abundantly at this time, and sometimes the interns get to help prepare this dessert. Interns also like to go to the Hanover Farmer's Market on the Dartmouth Green, which takes place every Wednesday during the summer. People at the market enjoy family fun, visit with friends, and fill their refrigerators with locally grown greens, strawberries and blueberries, cheeses, meats, eggs, and lots of prepared foods and crafts.
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Last Updated: 9/12/13