Triton Students Return from France

Since 2008, Triton High School in Byfield, Massachusetts has forged links with the Lycée Saint François d’Assise in La Roche Sur Yon, Vendée, in the Loire Valley in France, thanks to the school matching program offered by the Services Cultural of the Embassy of France.

Every two years, a group of students from La Roche Sur Yon spend two enriching weeks with their two teachers in families of the Triton community during the All Saints’ holidays in France. During their stay in Massachusetts, French students study colonial America while enriching their language skills, attending lectures and building friendships with their correspondents and their American families.
Six months later, the American ambassadors traveled to France for two weeks in April. First, they spend four days in Paris making guided tours of the sites, museums, and monuments of Paris. Then they take the TGV to Nantes, and the train to La Roche Sur Yon, where their host families and their correspondents await them. During their stay as a family, American students study the Vendée of yesterday and today. They attend the course of their correspondents, and visit the Grand Parc Puy du Fou, the island Noirmoutier to cross the famous Passage du Gois and to make catamaran with their correspondents, Les Sables d’Olonne to see the port of the great departure of The Vendée Globe, the Abbey of Nieul on the Autize, the Green Venice, and the island of Yeu for biking.
Usually students are completely amazed by their experience on either side of the Atlantic, families often get along very well, and teachers are always happy to see how students and families continue to make efforts to extend our exchange And to deepen our dear Franco-American friendship.
This year, during their stay in France, the Americans had the opportunity to live the first round of the 2017 presidential elections!