This past June, Paul Sorli, owner of the Portsmouth Gas Light Co, held a J-1 welcome party for all Summer Work Travel participants living and working near Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Over 100 students from all over the world mingled over drinks in the outdoor patio.
Everyone enjoyed lobster rolls, a local favorite, and pizza provided by a nearby restaurant. A few lucky participants won prizes during the raffle, including free tickets to great local attractions. Participants were able to meet Frank, a local resident who organizes bike rentals, local events, and trips to nearby cities and attractions for all participants in the Portsmouth, NH area.
Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Ani is a fan of exploring new places through photography and the local cuisine. After earning her BFA in photography from NYU and gaining communications experience at International Planned Parenthood Federation, she joined InterExchange in 2012, and worked as the Marketing Producer until 2016.