What is it like to study abroad in Washington D.C.?
'Hi! I’m Tessa and I’m a third year at UCM, currently on my semester abroad at the George Washington University in Washington DC! Washington D.C. is an amazing city to live in and so much is happening around you all the time. This means that I could see John McCain lying in state or that the protesters at the Kavanaugh hearing are people in my classes. This also means that my general excuse for being late has become that some important person was visiting the White House, and that I had to make a detour since all the roads were blocked. Studying at GW is incredibly interesting as all my professors have backgrounds in either the State Department, the CIA, or have been diplomats themselves. A week in which my classes don’t have at least two expert guest speakers is an exception! During the weekends I spend my time exploring the different neighbourhoods of DC or visiting other cities close by, such as New York or Philadelphia.'