Spring 2014 Orientation: A New Transformational Experience in D.C.

Spring 2014 Orientation: A New Transformational Experience in D.C.

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Maha Neouchy
January 30, 2014

On Thursday, January 22nd, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC) welcomed 449 new students for a new transformational experience in the nation's capital. Over 170 of the students participating in an internship this spring 2014 travelled from the following countries to Washington D.C.:


  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • Gibraltar
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Pakistan
  • Russia
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom

During the orientation ceremony, students learned about what their upcoming 15 weeks in Washington, D.C. will entail. In addition to a professional internship four days a week, interns will complete an academic class, have the opportunity to take advantage of a variety of professional development workshops, meet with a representative, senator or legislative staff members from their home states and/or districts, and participate in a civic engagement project of their choice. Civic Engagement project offerings this semester include:


  1. All Things Sustainable
  2. Animal Welfare
  3. Creating Partnerships for Social Problem Solving (TOMODACHI Project)
  4. Disability Rights (sponsored by HSC)
  5. Education Improvement
  6. Healthy Living
  7. Homelessness
  8. Immigrant Rights
  9. LGBTQA Project
  10. Veterans

Spring 2014 interns were also introduced to their academic program advisors and other TWC staff members who will serve as mentors, provide guidance, and shape their experience over the course of the semester.


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