Winding Down the Semester Part 2

5 May

All of the memories have been great and here is what I have done the past week in Washington. All of the people that I have met have made me a better person and given me a better global perspective.

After working at my internship last Thursday and Friday, our journalism class was invited to Professor Gil Klein’s house on Sunday. We drove to the house, but got lost along the way (thanks Apple Maps). Eventually, Brad, Dylan and I made it to Professor Klein’s house, we met his wife Gail and had a delicious Italian meal. It was very kind of Gil to invite us over to his house.

Monday was our final day of class. 😦 It was a sad day because the people in my class are some of the smartest, most passionate people that I have ever met. We talked about ways to improve the program and then gave presentation on our internships. People in my class had some amazing internships: PBS Newshour, the Chris Matthews Show, WTOP Sports and other amazing opportunities. I know that I did not take one of the glamorous or most prestigious internship, but I did not want to double back on my promise to Bulldog for something more glamorous. Did it cost me anything? Maybe, but I at least stay true myself and what I did. My bosses at my internship think very highly of me for what I did and why I did it.

After that I work on my final papers for my journalism and elective class. They were difficult, but I think that I did a good job. After the papers were over, my friend Arlind and I went to Public to watch the UEFA Champions League Semi Final. Her team, FC Bayern Munich, was playing Barcelona. Bayern was up 4-0 on the aggregate, but Barcelona could come back. The game was a back and forth affair until the 2nd half when Bayern Munich went on a scoring tear with three goals in 25 minutes. Bayern advanced to the UEFA Champions League Final to face a fellow German team, Borrussia Dortmund.

Thursday Evening I went to my friend Ingvild’s apartment for a last celebration after completing the program. It was fun, but there were a lot more people than I expected. After we left, I spent some time with Arlind and Karoline for the last time this semester. I stayed up until 2:30 a.m. to hang out with them and then we said our goodbyes.

After that, I finished the last day at my internship, my bosses gave me a free lunch on Friday at Lauriol Plaza, some of the best food I have had this semester. They were sad that I was leaving and they said that I was one of the best interns ever at their organization. It meant a lot to heard that.

Well, this semester is almost over my dad has arrived to start packing my things. I will miss Washington and all of the friends that I have made, they are some of the most amazing people that I have met. I know this is not goodbye, but until we meet again because I know we will stay in touch.

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