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Michael

Michael

Home Institution: Government of Gibraltar

Internship Site: Christian Zapatka Architect LLC

Program: Business and Global Trade

What's Next?

Monday, December 14, 2015

My last week at TWC was full of reflecting, reflecting and reflecting some more. I'm writing my final blog post from my tiny hotel room in New York, finding myself looking ahead to what is next and feeling glad that I've been able to share so many awesome and wonderful experiences in a vibrant city with some of the most amazing people.    

Just Do It

Monday, December 07, 2015

My 'say yes to everything' attitude has provided me with a unique DC experience. I've been able to visit Texas,  I've travelled to Baltimore for a spontaneous mid-week gig, but most importantly, I've met some amazing people and shared some incredible experiences with them. Despite this open approach, there are still so many more things I want to do before I leave DC - it feels like I must say this a lot on my blog posts, I apologize. Between work, classes, assignments and enjoying the weather, time runs away from you.

West Of Nowhere

Monday, December 07, 2015

For Thanksgiving, some people go to New York to see the Macy's Day Parade, some spend it with their family - but not us. I decided to spend it in the middle of nowhere in Marlinton, West Virginia.  

Convenience Over Luxury?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

I've been living at the RAF for almost a full semester now. After using the awesome gym at Flats 130 and the rooftop pool at Elevation, I am reevaluating whether the convenience of living in the RAF and having LEAD programming and my evening course an elevator ride away was really worth missing out on the extravagance offered by the other two TWC housing options.  

Gibraltar 4 - 0 Mexico

Thursday, November 19, 2015

So it's less than a month till I fly back home. Time to panic.

District of Culture

Monday, November 09, 2015

DC seems like a place that has borrowed its identity from different cultures and countries from around the world. I found out this week that the reason why so many of the government-related buildings were designed in a Neoclassical architectural style was to mirror the Ancient Greek and Roman political values. Interesting, huh? I find myself constantly intrigued by and full of admiration for this weirdly brilliant city.  

An Intern's Guide to DC in a Week

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

I can't believe my first 2 months in DC have been museum-less. To be fair, the weather has been too phenomenal to spend my time trying to conquer DC's wide museum palette. So, I was incredibly lucky for my girlfriend, Alice, and her parents to grace me with their transatlantic presence this week and give me the opportunity to see the DC attractions I've been missing!  

A Visit from London

Friday, October 23, 2015

In the beginning of each week, I find myself worrying that I'm not doing anything cool enough to share on the blog. What I fail to remember each time is that D.C. is an awesome city and there is ALWAYS something happening.  

What Do You Mean It's Mid-Term?

Sunday, October 18, 2015

It was only when I received a Schoology update from my LEAD instructor that our Mid-term Reflections were due that I realized we are halfway through the TWC program. WHAT!? I haven't been to any museums yet (the weather has been too kind). I haven't been to Old Town Alexandria. I haven't kayaked down the Potomac River (probably too cold now). I haven't had the time, so how is it already mid-term?  

Llevame Donde Naci

Sunday, October 11, 2015

I think I'm getting the hang of this blogging malarkey.



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