Returning Home from D.C.

While studying and interning in Washington D.C., I found myself most in awe of all of the monuments dedicated to people who accomplished what no one thought was possible. In comparison to other countries I have visited, the United States is very big on visual symbolism and using things like monuments to instill feelings of…

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Change Makes the Pilgrimage to DC

One aspect of Washington D.C. culture that has peaked my interest during my time here is the revolutionary spirit of those who journey to the district. As the nation’s capital, DC is the site where many from across the country and globe pilgrimage as a form of political expression in the hope of spurring politicians…

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Networking in Washington DC

Since being in DC, I have rarely felt like an outsider because as an American I feel an intrinsic connection to the city and as someone born in Baltimore, Maryland I have been here many times throughout my childhood so it feels familiar. It is however strange to be in certain political or business settings…

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First Couple of Weeks in Washington D.C.

I wanted to do the Washington Semester Program at American University because I felt that the immersive experience would really benefit my career in the long run, especially considering there was an internship aspect. I have traveled abroad before. I’ve visited parts of Europe mostly but these were only for 10-day installments during high school….

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