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Jarco

Jarco

Home Institution: Howest University College West Flanders, Belgium

Internship Site: Alexandria Commission for the Arts

Program: Media & Communication Program

Post-TWC adventures

Thursday, May 30, 2013

While I am writing this, I am on a plane, back to Belgium. In a couple hours I'll be back on Belgian soil. Sigh, these four months have flown by.   After leaving the RAF (Residential and Academic Facility), my friend Marjolein and I took a bus to New York. It was time to give New York a second try. Last time our trip was overshadowed by the rain and the coldness.

What I Should Have Done

Monday, May 27, 2013

I've left D.C. and it's time to reflect on the things that I didn't do, but should have, or wanted to do. I've had 14 weeks to do a lot of stuff in D.C. I planned on doing so much, yet a lot of those plans never happened. I don't regret anything I did, but perhaps I regret not doing a couple of things.

The Last Goodbye... For Now

Sunday, May 19, 2013

The last 24 hours of our stay in D.C. were epic, unforgettable and emotional. We met so many amazing people here in the program that saying goodbye to all of them was hard, and practically impossible. Some of them I might never see again, others I certainly will. Yet, I don't regret meeting anyone. We've had an amazing time, we've had an amazing journey, amazing adventures. We had the best time of our lives. The program without you guys wouldn't have been the same, you made this program worthwhile, you gave me an unforgettable experience.

The last week means the last of everything. This is a perfect week to reflect on my time here in D.C. It's been the time of my life. An experience I will treasure forever, and one that shifted my life in every single possible way. I am happier than ever, and I am on top of the world.

Saying Goodbye: Part 1

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

On Friday I said goodbye to my fellow intern at my internship site, The Alexandria Commission for the Arts. I have been working with Celina, a Korean girl, for a couple of months and we had a wonderful time. The first goodbye, one of many to come, one too many.

A Civic Engagement Story

Saturday, April 27, 2013

After a long night of celebrating birthdays, and celebrating life, we gathered in the lobby of the RAF (Residential and Academic Facility) at NoMa to engage in a civic engagement project last Saturday morning!  

Under the D.C. Sun

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Finally, there it was last week. All of a sudden we had spring weather, and then, all of a sudden summer weather. It was a great week weather-wise.

TWC: Likes and Dislikes

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

First of all, I am literally the worst blogger in the world, and I want to apologize for that. The program is quickly coming to an end, and I'll keep you, regularly, updated about the epicness of our last weeks here in this city, and for me, in this country.So far, my experience here at the TWC has been great and I wish I could stay here for at least a couple more months.

Washington, D.C.: Likes and Dislikes

Monday, April 08, 2013

It's been a while since my last blog post, and I am truly sorry for that. I was too occupied with having fun. I am having the time of my life!In this blog post I express my feelings about what I like and dislike about D.C. and in a second part, I'll discuss my feelings about TWC. Oh, dear lord, there's so much I like, and so little I dislike… Where to start?Likes

Stuck in Virginia

Thursday, March 21, 2013

5-6 p.m. - Most people are arriving back home. We're all exhausted. Yet, we cannot let ourselves by weakened by our sleep deprived bodies. We need to live. We need to experience the city. After all, we have only another 7-8 weeks left. That's why we try to break our week from becoming a rut by doing activities after work.



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