George Washington University (GWU) was very close to our hotel, so we were just able to walk there. The campus itself felt very integrated into the surrounding community. I was used to college campuses being enclosed and somewhat isolated from the rest of the city that it was in. GWU didn’t feel too much like the typical college campuses that I was used to. A trend we noticed with the DC colleges was that their students were guaranteed housing for 3-4 years. We then headed next to the Captain White Seafood Market to check out the fresh, live fish market. I ate gumbo and shared ceviche and raw oysters. The food was very fresh and delicious. Afterwards, we headed towards the Smithsonian museums. Our first stop was the Smithsonian Castle. Afterwards, we spent most of the time at the Museum of Natural History. By the time we left, it was actually pouring outside. We ended buying blue ponchos from the gift shop since many of us were not prepared with umbrellas. Although the ponchos did not cover us too well, it kept us sort of dry. For dinner, we ate at a ramen shop called Oki Bowl. It was my first time having curry ramen.