Last Thursday some of our students and Gap Year Fellows visited two colleges in Washington DC. We stayed at Georgetown University including with Eliana, a Project Rousseau alumni and current Chapter President at Georgetown. Friday morning our George Washington University Chapter Presidents Cecilia and Reshika arranged for the group to have breakfast on campus before our students participated in Cecilia's class. Cecilia's professor was extremely welcoming and engaging with our students, it was a particularly appropriate class as it is based on the teaching of STEM subjects so our students got to offer their insights as pupils! After a busy morning at GWU the group went to the Changing of the Guard at Arlington Cemetery, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and the White House. This was the first visit to DC for all on the trip so an ideal opportunity to take in the historic sights of the city.
On Saturday the group took a guided tour of Georgetown University before meeting with Cecilia to visit the U. S. Capitol Museum, National Museum of Natural History before ending the night at the Kennedy Center to see a live D.J. show.
Sunday started with brunch at Georgetown University including a chocolate fountain which may have clinched Ronaldo's decision to apply to the school!
A huge thank you to our DC mentors for making the trip a success - we look forward to visiting again soon!