As the days are winding down here at Summer Discovery Georgetown, I wanted to look back on the incredible experiences that I had as well as all of the unique people who have made my time here one to remember.
Coming into this program, I wasn’t sure what to expect, so I felt that I should share with you some things that I found especially helpful throughout this program as well as tips that I will take with me for the rest of my life.
If you were to take one thing away from this blog post, it would be this… take advantage of the activities going on after classes. Not only are you living like a college student, but you are also living in a new city. Make sure to tour and take part in everything that the city has to offer. Personally being in the Nation’s Capital, I made sure to participate in events unique to Washington D.C such as visting the National Mall, a Washington Nationals game, and even a ghost tour of the Capital at night!
When you aren’t exploring the city you are living in, be sure to get acquainted with everything your college campus has to offer. I would start my day with coffee at More Uncommon Grounds, a coffee shop here at Georgetown and after classes, I would work out in the Yates Field House. Some nights we would watch soccer matches on the field or make our way over to our floor lounges to make cookies.
Another thing that I found beneficial was making connections with my teachers. I took “Intro to Law - Exploring Careers in Law” and “Global Leadership and Agents of Social Change.” In my law course, we had a guest speaker from the US Army Corps of Engineers who specialized in litigation of environmental issues. After her presentation, I went up to her and asked about some points she made in her talk. She was kind enough to give me her contact information and even offered to discuss one of the cases with me at a later date.
Before I go, I wanted to leave you with one final suggestion. Take pictures to remember every moment because before you know it, you are going to be packing up for your trip back home. My friends and I took polaroid pictures everywhere we went. Also, we made a list containing all of our favorite memories together.
Goodbye Summer Discovery. This summer has been one to remember!
By: Monroe Farris, Georgetown program particpant from California