The Washington Semester Program is one of the best decisions I could have ever made during my time at UGA. I grew not only as a person, but as a professional. The experiences available to you in DC are experiences that are not available anywhere else and I truly believe this program gives UGA students a leg up on students at other universities.
Originally from Carrollton, GA. Attended the University of Georgia from 2014-2017, graduating with degrees in Political Science and International Affairs. Passionate about international development, politics, and vegan chicken nuggets.
Political Science and International Affairs
Why I went:
I always wanted to work for the federal government and DC is obviously the place to be. My internship with the Office of the US Trade Representative gave me experiences that I literally could not have had anywhere else.
Favorite spot to visit:
Rooftop of the W Hotel right in downtown—one night, I saw Marine One land on the lawn at the White House.
Most memorable day:
During the African Growth and Opportunity Act conference, I got to sit in on a panel of top African leaders and American Government Officials. Meeting people like Amina Mohamed and Ambassador Michael Froman was an experience I will never forget.
Why I'm glad I went:
The experiences and lessons I learned in DC have been paramount to my time at Georgia. I do not think I would be as marketable a candidate if I had not interned in DC.