“This was an amazing experience I went all around Washington D.C and got to meet amazing people and learn amazing things. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity and remember to arrive on time.”
“Order your groceries online. It takes 10 minutes and they magically appear on your doorstep the next day. Better yet, use your parent’s credit card information when checking out.”
” Hi, I’m from South Korea. I hope this note can encourage those who are not good at English!
Actually I was very nervous at the beginning of this semester. But important thing is not English but your active personality!
Active personality help you make a lot of amazing international friends! Don’t be afraid. Don’t be shy.
Everyone is nervous when new semester starts! 🙂 … and, Everyone will like you! <3″
“Even though your room is nice and comfy and warm, you have to leave it. Every experience you have in D.C. might not be as comfortable as your bed, but everything here is worth seeing and doing once no matter how tired you are, how cold/hot it is outside, or how outside of your comfort zone it is.”
“When you get the chance to slam it, just go for it and slam it.”
“Just because you’re on Tenley and part of the Washington Semester doesn’t mean that you’re not an AU student. Make friends with regular AU students to get the inside scoop on the best things to do around DC.”
“All, talk to the French people -if you are lucky enough to have some in your class- they are probably nicer than they seem to be
Americans, don’t be so American!, ask the European if you have problems to cook pasta or to locate any country on a map
Colombians, teaching salsa is definitely compulsory
Germans, 1) don’t be so tall, you scare French people! / 2) Don’t find other ways to scare French people / 3) Keep having this so romantic loud German accent so that people definitely think of learning French instead
Koreans, we love you”
As cliche as it sounds, time goes by fast and before you know it 16 weeks would have passed. Try to do as much as you can and seize every opportunity so that in the end you will look at the semester with no regrets.
Never trust public transportation!
Walking can be faster than the 20 minutes you sometimes have to wait for a train!
Pink blossoms spring up
From the earth – and words will turn
Strangers into friends.