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Eun Young Kim

Eun Young Kim

Home Institution: Seoul National University
Internship Site: Embassy of the Republic of Korea
Program: Global Trade and Regional Integration

Farewell for Now.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

This is it. It's officially my last day in Washington D.C. Well, for that matter, it's my last day in the U.S., too. I'm leaving town in 4 hours. I apologize for not being able to update sooner, but things have been crazy with finals, portfolios and other whatnot. I've spent the whole last day cleaning down the apartment, too, which wasn't an easy feat. Come to TWC next semester and you'll see what the end-of-semester is like.

My First American Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's that time of the year already. The holiday season just kicked off with Thanksgiving Day. Everywhere you go there are holiday decorations, and it all just makes Washington D.C. look prettier (increasing my dread of leaving it).

A Taste of Korea....in DC?

Monday, November 22, 2010

Being here at TWC, interning in DC, everythings' been going pretty well. You've been reading my blogs. You know. One thing that I could never get used to, one thing that I can't get over...is the significant lack of Korean food in my diet. As much as I enjoy all this incredible Western/international cuisine D.C. restaurants have (and is easy to prepare myself), I. just. need. Korean food. on a daily basis. Please?

Walking Around the District

Sunday, November 14, 2010

One of my very few athletic hobbies is walking. And when it comes to walking, I don't think you'll find a setting than D.C. So I've been taking advantage of this fact and wandering around any chance I get. Besides, walking also saves us our Metro fare! Haha.

Getting Involved.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hello, all! It's been another hectic week here in Washington, D.C. It was also the halfway point for the Fall Semester Program at TWC. I just can't believe the speed at which time is flying by. This week was busier for me than other weeks have been because I started working on my Civic Engagement Project  (first time hearing about it? read on, people, read on). But now that I've started, I really feel my load getting lighter.

Mondays, Mondays...!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I used to scoff at people when I heard them complaining that Monday was the hardest day of the week. Because for me, I loved going back to school after two whole days without it (call me a nerd if you will). After a month at The Washington Center, I completely agree with the rest of the crowd - Mondays are the longest and the most difficult. I mentioned Monday programming briefly in the last entry. I'm going in a bit deeper in this one.

Second Impressions

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Hello, all! It’s been nearly a month since I arrived in Washington, D.C., tired, sore and jet-lagged. Time goes by pretty fast, especially when you’re trying to adjust to a new neighborhood, intern and play tourist at the same time. I’ve posted a ‘prologue’ to this blog, something I’d been writing out ever since I got accepted onto the blog team, but this is actually my first post. And as in proper ‘firsts,’ introductions come first.

Prologue: Anticipations in Seoul

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The heat, humidity and cicadas chirping at full volume make up a typical Korean summer. Having lived in Korea for nearly 17 years of my life, I’m pretty used to having all three. What I’m not used to, is all the free time I have on my hands. And all the preparation I need make to travel halfway around the world. The thought of leaving my little hometown in Seoul is terrifying...but I’m excited. Yup, definitely excited.



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