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By Johanna Hyves, French intern from St. Jean-d'-Angély

The twinning between the city of New Iberia in Louisiana and the city of St Jean d’Angély in France began the 20th of July 1994 by an agreement signed by the New Iberia’s mayor, Cliff Aucoin, and Mr. Combes, mayor of St Jean d’Angély in 1995. This was followed by some exchanges between our two countries.

French intern Johanna with North Lewis French Immersion Elementary students

I had the opportunity to go to the “French Table” to meet some Francophone people, speaking Cajun or modern French. These people often meet at 7 am in Victor’s Cafeteria in New Iberia to have breakfast together, trying to talk in French only. Most of these people learned French thanks to their parents or grandparents who sometimes only spoke French. But they explained to me that at one time it was forbidden to speak French. That’s why few people can speak it today.

Wat Thammarattanaram Buddhist Temple

By: Brittany Racca

"Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without." - Gautama Buddha

Johanna Hyves and Nelwyn Hebert

By Johanna Hyves

French Intern from St.-Jean-d'Angély (pictured with my host, Nelwyn Hebert)

Wess Robison, Iberia On TAP president

By Wess Robison, ON TAP & The ON TAP Foundation – President

johanna hyves and sloane labiche at lake fausse pointe state park

By Johanna Hyves, French Intern from St.-Jean-d'Angély

(pictured with Sloane LaBiche at Lake Fausse Pointe State Park)

Tabasco green house on the new tabasco tour

By Johanna Hyves, French Intern from St. Jean-d'Angély

The Tabasco Factory on Avery Island proposes to its visitors a new tour of its factory, with a lot of exhibits and a self-guided tour of the different steps of the Tabasco’s production.

Bayou Teche Museum Gala

By Johanna Hyves, French Intern from St.-Jean-d'Angély

(Pictured with Sen. Fred Mills, Nelwyn Hebert, Cathy Indest and Fran Thibodeaux)

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