CG VanKoughnett met informally with a group of students from the University of Maine’s international studies program. The students were in Quebec City in order to visit the provincial capital and learn about Canada’s relationship with the United States.
They enjoyed an interactive discussion with Mr. VanKoughnett as he sketched Quebec’s political, economic, and cultural landscape and the solid links shared with the United States. He also offered a brief presentation of his career and explained how one enters the Foreign Service or obtains an internship with the State Department.
Two students of Acadian descent mentioned their historical family ties with Canada, bringing the discussion full circle.