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Letter from Georgetown


Hello TAS!
I must say I was surprised I’d be asked to write for the Blue & Gold. I didn’t expect my first written assignment for college to come all the way from back home, or that someone would ask me to write about college when I’ve only been here for over a month. But here I am, writing to you guys back home from the National Mall, a short 15 minute stroll from my dorm in Georgetown, and, most importantly, within walking distance of some of the best restaurants in DC, which I plan to visit after writing this.
So what is college actually like? I’m not sure, but if it is anything like Georgetown or D.C., I’m hooked. I can get more sleep than I ever did in high school, while taking classes I have an actual interest in, rather than ones that impress colleges. But Georgetown is much more than academics, it’s also about the diverse and interesting individuals that make up the community. I live on a floor with the son of the Michigan Attorney General, a female Israeli Defense Force solider, a French pro-choice Democrat, and a massive football player that goes by the name “Chocolate Thunder”. We all may seem different on the surface, but when push comes to shove, we’ve bonded together like family to look out for and take care of each other. And that’s just one part of why I think Georgetown is great; the great friendships, the phenomenal people you’ll meet, along with the infectious school spirit.
Oh and how could I forget to mention the wonderful speakers Georgetown brings to the campus? In the past two weeks, we’ve had Warren Buffet, the former Czech President, the former Russian Foreign Minister, and in the next few weeks we will have a smorgasbord of authors, professors, and even the Finance Minister of Chile. And that is only just the tip of the iceberg of what Georgetown has to offer, and Georgetown is only a tip of D.C. This is one of the rare towns you can travel the world (technically) in a day by visiting the near 200 embassies and you get front row seats to the shutdown, thanks to the congressional FUBAR.
I’d like to say more, but I’ve got a word limit, and I’m hungry. So, in short, come to Georgetown! Or at the very least, come to D.C., and experience a town that has Northern efficiency with Southern hospitality. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Tim Yim (’13)

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