We started the morning at 10am and made our way to Georgetown University. The moment we walked in, everyone started taking pictures with the buildings and scenery. We wandered into the school chapel. Since we were wandering around, we missed the initial information session, but was still able to join their campus tour. The tour was very interesting and informative. It is very inspiring to hear that no matter what, anyone who wants to go to Georgetown and is accepted has the ability to go, even if they cannot financially afford it. One student was connected to an alumni and had their entire tuition paid for.
After the tour, we went down to M street to get lunch. We ate at a Mediterranean restaurant. I ended up getting a chicken salad. Afterwards, while passing time for waiting for the bus to go to the National Archives, we walked around to check out the stores and boutiques nearby. After a 30-40 minute bus ride, we finally arrived at the National Archives. We split into groups to make it easier when walking around. My group went to the Declaration of Independence and Constitution viewing. Afterwards, we headed to the gift shop to buy postcards and other souvenirs. We had to leave around 5:30pm because
the museum was closing then. We went by to Chinatown to eat dinner at Chinatown Express. It was very interesting seeing American businesses, such as McDonald’s, Chipotle, and Urban Outfitters, have their names displayed in Chinese as well. The place we ate at was small, but the food was pretty okay. Afterwards, we rushed towards National Mall to try and make it to our night tour by DC by Foot. The tour guide was very interactive and excited throughout the entire tour despite having done four tours that day already. He made learning about all the history very fun and memorable. We visited the Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, Vietnam War Veteran’s Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and Lincoln Memorial. After a long day, we finally went back to our hotel to rest and prepare for the next day.