By: Katy Smithy, Work and Travel Business Development Specialist

I have lived in the Midwest for 98% of my life, and I am ashamed to say that I had never been Door County, Wisconsin until our recent Going Greenheart Tour in August.  I don’t think there is a place in the United States that has nicer people.

My colleague, Haldis Toppen and I drove up to Door County to meet our participants, employers, and an amazing community organization called BRIDGES. If you don’t know who they are… you should. This local, nonprofit organization provides not only free bicycles to international students living in the area. They also plan events for the participants every other week during the summer. From kayaking to a Thanksgiving dinner, this group holds a variety of social and cultural events for anyone interested in learning more about cultural exchange. Check out a few of our pictures from the trip below.