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Your time here isn't just about your internship. It's about the experiences you have, the friends you meet and the stories you tell when you return home.

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Neil Shortland, Faculty Director for TWC's National Security Seminar

What's In Store for TWC's National Security Seminar

Faculty director Neil Shortland shares what students and faculty will experience during the two-week seminar in Washington, D.C.
Ace your D.C. internship with these tips

5 Tips for Finding Your Internship Routine

Living on your own in college is entirely different from living on your own as an intern. Establishing…
NoMA grocery store produce section

Stocking Up: Comparing NoMA Grocery Stores

Walmart, Giant or Harris Teeter? After three weeks of comprehensive study, one of these businesses proves cheaper than…
Finding Creative Ways to Stay Fit

Finding Creative Ways to Stay Fit

Whether it’s lifting weights, attending dance classes, or running laps, there’s something for everyone when it comes to…
The D.C. Intern's Must Have Apps

The D.C. Intern's Must Have Apps

Adjusting to city life can be a little difficult especially if you’re coming from a small town like…
6 Off the Beaten Path Activities in D.C.

6 Off the Beaten Path Activities in D.C.

Most people associate D.C. with politics, historic monuments and world famous museums. While all of these things are…
DC in the Summer

5 Reasons a D.C. Summer is the Perfect Fit for Elon Students

You’ve heard of Elon in New York, LA, and San Francisco but, did you know you can also…
Ben's Chili Bowl in D.C.

Cheap Eats Every D.C. Intern Will Love

I’ve been living like a local in D.C. for a few weeks now and have loved finding great…
Lunar New Year in D.C.

Happy Lunar New Year: Celebrating the Year of the Dog

新年快樂, Happy New Year! The Lunar New Year is primarily celebrated across East and Southeast Asia: from South…
Taylor's boyfriend visited while she was an intern

How to Host a Visitor at TWC

My 22nd birthday was relatively uneventful. I’ll admit I was a little lonely, but fortunately I only had…
The African-American History Museum

The Must-See Smithsonian Museums for a D.C. Intern

In the United States, there are more museums than McDonald’s and Starbucks, combined. Very cool, right?
Checking out a grocery store near The Washington Center

5 Ways D.C. Interns Can Stretch their Grocery Budgets

I’ve quickly learned that the best way to save money in this city is through meal preparation. Here…