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Yannek Smith

Yannek Smith

Home Institution: Rutgers the State University of New Jersey Newark Campus
Internship Site: International Affairs Program
Program: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Washington Monument

Thursday, December 02, 2010

This deserves a blog entry in its own right. Anyone coming to DC should go up on the Washington Monument. It is free to do it. You can get up to 6 free tickets at the Washington Monument Lodge, the little white box at the base of the Washington Monument. From there you go past security check, get into an elevator go up, up, and up some more... and voila! You get to the top, and you have a complete panaramic view of Washington DC and beyond.

Advice for Future TWC Students:

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Here is my top 10 list of advice for future Washing Center students:1.)    Try to participate in as many events as possible. You only have three months (or fewer) here, so don’t try and “settle in” and take it easy because the time to do things will run out quickly. The more events you attend, on your own or through TWC, the more fulfilled you'll be during your time here. And if you check out different scenes, you will get a better idea of what you want to and, equally as important, what you do not want to do.

Fun in the Sun

Monday, November 15, 2010

Rally for Reason

In the MIDDLE of all the ACTION

Friday, October 29, 2010

While my last post focused on cultural events in DC, this one will focus more on DC culture. Whether it is through The Washington Center, my internship site, blog anouncements, or simple word of mouth, I find that there is always too much stuff to do. I am saturated with options! Having so many options at my disposal is great, but also requires good time management skills. For instance, tonight I want to go to the Canadian embassy (where a friend works), finish up my weekly write-up for ambassador Milam at the Wilson Center, and meet up with fellow interns for happy hour at Dupont Circle.

Cultural Events in DC

Monday, October 25, 2010

DC is an expensive city, but after a while interns learn to perfect the art of having fun for not not too much money. Cultural events occur all the time here and are a good and inexpensive way to have a good time.

Introduction: My First 15 days in DC

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Getting into the Swing of ThingsReflecting back on my first fifteen days in Washington, I’m amazed at all the things that I've done. I can't say that there really was much of a “settling in”, as I was quickly thrown into the busy life of a Washington intern. By my first week here, I had already made new friends, professional contacts, and explored and discovered many cool areas of the District. The International Affairs Program

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