Best. Decision. Ever.

Best. Decision. Ever.

Hello, everyone! It’s that time of the semester when midterms are upon us, and time seems to be flying by! I cannot believe its been 2 months since I landed in D.C. Where has all the time gone!? This week, I want to tell you about opportunities to travel outside of D.C. There are some amazing opportunities to explore other cities while you're here, and they all fit within a student budget! Feel like going to NYC for the weekend? Well, grab 50 bucks and a bag, and you are on your way! How about a day trip to Philadelphia? Do you have 15 dollars and a love for cheese steaks? Then look no further, my friend - you, too, can enjoy the hometown of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.


 

I would obviously tell you to travel around D.C. first before you go running off up and down the East Coast, but remember that there are REALLY cheap and affordable ways to get around here. For all the international students like myself, I know that is important to experience as much as possible while you are here - so, this post is for you! The most affordable option for getting around is by bus, and if you are comfortable with a 2-4 hour bus ride, then I highly recommend it. I had no clue that traveling between cities was so easy!

 

Being from Canada where major cities are few and far between, it’s nice to be in a region with so much going on. On March 18th, I will be in NYC, and on April 2nd, I'll be in Philadelphia! It’s exciting to think that I can actually go to cities I have seen in movies and read about, and it's great to link reality with history and pop culture. I have said it before, and I'll say it again: coming to TWC is most definitely the best decision I have ever made. I have listed academics, professionalism, and the ability to network as reasons why this program is great, but the ability to travel must be added to the list.

 

 

 

In completely unrelated news, I applied for a junior position at the United Nations last week. In my last post, I talked about how much confidence you gain while you go through this program, and my application is a prime example of this. I had some good international experience before coming to TWC, but I needed something to bring everything together I have learned, both in and out of the classroom. I am thankful I found TWC to fill this gap! Even if I do not get contacted for an interview, or at all, I consider this a positive step in my career advancement, as I would have never applied or even thought of applying before coming to TWC. It's because of the TWC that I am interning at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development [OECD], and it's this caliber of organization that is laying the foundations for an exciting future in International Affairs.


This week's advice is really to explore your surroundings, because if you don't, you will never know where your journey could have taken you. All the best this week, and remember to take every experience here as a building block towards a bright future!


Until next week! Eat Lots and Travel Often!

 

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