Dan Bernick, SAS ‘14
It’s official – I love D.C.
There is an energy here that is infectious. This is where it all happens. Even if you have a lowly internship, you feel like you are in the middle of the action.
The city itself is fantastic. When it is not scorching hot or raining, the weather is really nice – perfect for touring the national mall. My favorite view is to look out from the top of the Lincoln Monument and see the National Mall at night.
Activities fill up the day and the night. There is always something to do in the nation’s capital (especially if you are a nerd). Nearly every day there is at least one free conference (which means free food!) where prominent national thinkers discuss our country’s biggest challenges. At night, you can go to a National’s game, dine with friends, or participate in any of the Penn in Washington events; just last week we were able to meet with Ben Bernanke and hear about the Federal Reserve.
I have to go to work now (wow that feels good to say), but I’ll keep you updated on this amazing summer. Spending the next three years in Philadelphia sounds great. After that, who knows? Maybe I’ll come to D.C.