Orientation for the 2008 class of US/ICOMOS International Exchange Program coincided with the 11th US/ICOMOS International Symposium in Washington. Thirteen different countries are represented in the program this year, with 16 interns in the class of 2008. As part of the symposium/orientation, the interns attended a Young Professionals night in the Adirondack Room of Buffalo Billiards, a popular billiards hall-restaurant-lounge in Washington’s Dupont Circle neighborhood.
Former interns along with representatives of several US host organizations also attended the event.
The 2008 class of US/ICOMOS International Interns (shown at right at the Woodrow Wilson House reception) is listed below.
Caitlin Smith of Pennsylvania (Ename Center, Belgium)
Thomas Rinaldi of New York (Tyntesfield, National Trust, England)
Charlotte Winters of Florida (ICOMOS Secretariat, France)
Elizabeth Blasius of Illinois (INTACH, India)
Megan Reese of (Massachusetts Galway County Council, Ireland)
Jaime Destefano of South Carolina (Falmouth Heritage Renewal, Jamaica)
Matthew Pelz of South Carolina (Falmouth Heritage Renewal, Jamaica)
Eleni Glekas of New York (Lithuania Monuments, Lithuania)
Andrew Rutz of Washington, DC (Transylvania Trust, Romania)
Hunor Forro of Romania (Historic Charleston Foundation, South Carolina)
Darius Bagdonavicius of Lithuania (Clemson University/Charleston, South Carolina)
Serkan Gunay of Turkey (Clemson University/Charleston South Carolina)
Dana Turekulova of Kazakhstan (Cornerstones Community Partnerships,, New Mexico)
Cristina Bronzino of Italy (Cornerstones Community Partnerships New Mexico)
Hanna Gardstedt of Sweden (GSA, Center for Historic Buildings,, Washington, DC)
Monique Galloway of Australia (The Presidio Trust, California)