Traveling by Amtrack, we arrived in Washington DC. Being in Washington DC was so exciting. I loved how the area was greatly covered with beautiful buildings and statues. During the cab ride to the Holiday Inn, I noticed DC's strong hold on international affairs. I was interesting to see the many different countries that had embassies there.
When I first walked on the school campus, I instantly liked the building's old style architecture. One ubiquitous aspect of all the buildings that I noticed was there where the numerous amount of crosses. At first I was uncertain about the school. The thoughts that compiled in my head was " Was this school Christian or Catholic based?" and "Are the religious influences of the college going to affect the student's studies?" This honestly worried me, but as we went into the information session I was a little reassured.
|One of Georgetown's well-known buildings.|
The school also didn't have a re-med course or major. The school had it as a concentration that the students could have. In my opinion I wasn't too troubled about this because I understood that there was a lot of flexibility that Georgetown offered, meaning that students can take a wide variety of course and still have a way to link it to medicine. I thought having pre-med as a concentration was not a bad idea for student because it allows students to explore other topics as well as their own desired one. I, for instance, am a student that wants to be involved in the medical field but I also want to explore business and other topics. I believe that having the pre-med concentration would be more of an advantage to me as a student rather than a disadvantage.
|One of the fantastic rooftop views from the college dorms,|
We rushed quickly back to the hotel before it rained again and started to get ready for the formal dinner. The dinner was held at the City Tavern Club at 7:00 PM. During the dinner, I was very nervous to talk to the students and a little intimidated, but like any other dinner I was able to adjust to become more comfortable around them. At the table I was able to converse with five of the nine Georgetown students overall. Those students that I talked to were: Leann, who was in the nursing program; Trevor, who was the student body president; Josi, who was majoring in international politics; Zachary, who was interested in foreign affairs and economics; and Micheal, who was an uprising sophomore.
|The delicious dish I ordered at The City Tavern.|
I thought they were extremely interesting, gave useful advise, and were overall great and amazing people. I loved how they connected with all of us and wasn't afraid to speak about any aspect of the school, even the less desirable. I appreciated their honesty and help. I admired their love for Georgetown and their energy that they brought to the dinner. They truly were great ambassadors of the school. I believe because of their love and energy toward Georgetown, I really believe that Georgetown is more than a possibility now. I hope to meet all of the student again because they inspired me to make that decision.
After the dinner, we started to walk to our hotel. I was so excited about the dinner that I almost practically ran to the hotel. I couldn't believe the great day and wonderful night I had. This day has honestly got me asking "Can we go back to Georgetown?"