In the Fall of 2012, Kyle Laughlin (International Political Studies, 2013) did an internship at the U.S. American Presence Post, in Lyon, France. He maintained a calendar of events, worked with “America House” to set up events and teach French youth about American culture, and monitored regional press reporting on current events, among many other things. He says that he learned a lot about the French, and especially about Lyonnais culture. As he summed it up, "I couldn't have asked for a better way to learn about a different culture than to work in one." To finish up his internship, Kyle is writing an essay on French contributions to the American Revolutionary War.