Farewell for Now

Farewell for Now

A week has now passed since I packed up the car and left my time at TWC behind.  While I am still sad that such a wonderful experience had to come to an end, I'm extremely thankful that I was able to take part in so many amazing opportunities.  The people I met, the relationships I formed, and the experiences I had will stay with me for a lifetime.

 

Through my internship, I was able to meet military leaders from all over the world and hold conversations with them on a daily basis. I think part of the International Student Management Office's mission is to help people from such different cultures relate and form relationships and to remind everyone that we are all just human. Having the opportunity to create relationships with so many people from around the world was a really unique aspect of my internship that I am very thankful for. Even just watching the fellows and their families interact was an eye-opening and inspiring experience.

 

I was also lucky enough to be part of a great office environment. The people you work with have a huge impact on your daily experiences and everyone in my office was truly wonderful. They made us feel like part of the team from the get go and made every day, no matter how long, enjoyable. They were a pleasure to work with and I am surely going to miss them all.  Hopefully we'll be able to reconnect whenever I end up back in D.C.!

 

TWC also provided the perfect environment to meet people. Living with so many people my age, all with the same motivation and excitement to be in the city provided for a lot of fun memories. There was never a shortage of things to do or people willing to take part.  Days spent on the national mall, at Eastern Market or on Capitol Hill and nights at ethnic restaurants, hanging out at RAF, or at one of the many events in the city (like the national tree lighting, if you're lucky!) are part of the reason the semester flew by like it did.

 

I met a lot of really great people during my time in D.C. and will surely not forget any of them soon. I honestly had an amazing experience at TWC that has changed my life.  Simply by taking this first step and venturing a little out of my comfort zone, I feel like there are so many open doors for me now. I can't wait to be back in the city and part of the fast paced lifestyle I've come to love. There is definitely no question anymore of where I want to end up. My future is in D.C. with many more adventures to come.

 

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