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Living with Kwadwo

Benji Clarke, WIP Class 2012 discusses host family and SAWIP fellow student Kwadwo. The time that I spent with my host family was amongst the best and most memorable of my WIP summer.  I was especially lucky to be staying with a large, diverse group of people: my host parents, their son and daughter, their … Continue reading

‘Thats A Wrap’ – Philip O’Callaghan

‘Thats A Wrap’ – Philip O’Callaghan

The time would fly by they said. You would be extremely tired they said. You will get the best experiences and opportunities ever they said. They said you would be challenged, they said your views would be molded and changed. They were right.

Olwen Sheedy reflects on the halfway point.

  Four weeks into The Washington Ireland Program 2012 and what a four weeks it has been. So much has happened and I have already learned so much. There are so many parts to the program and each is unique. Each element offers numerous opportunities to learn and to develop your skills.

Wilmé Verwoerd – Some DC Observations!

Wilmé Verwoerd – Some DC Observations!

After 15 days in DC I have finally managed to unpack. 3 suitcases later I find myself forcefully stating that I will pack less and lighter next time. Unlikely. Settling in with our new host family hasn’t been hard. Along with Leanne my roommate from county Antrim in the North of Ireland (my attempt at … Continue reading

“You don’t have to wait your turn”

“You don’t have to wait your turn”

It feels somewhat surreal to have finally arrived in Washington D.C.  To put it bluntly I don’t think I’ll ever get used to my shirt sticking to me in the humid heat, I’m extremely jetlagged (I write this blog at 06.00, when my alarm shouldn’t have gone off until 08.30), I am now firmly settled … Continue reading