Today, I had my first full day of orientation activities in Washington D. C. We got to take a group picture at the Lincoln Memorial and then go to the U.S. Department of State for a presentation with an Alumni Coordinator, a German Desk Officer, and a few other people.
After that, we drove to Union Square and we had our meetings with a staffer for our congress representative. My meeting went well, and afterwards, I went to lunch at the National Museum of the American Indian.
Finally, we visited the German Embassy before heading to an Austrian cafe for dinner. I concluded the night by finishing my blog and thinking about the days ahead.
My favorite part of the day was by far visiting the German Embassy. It was so cool to see how another country runs a foreign office, and to listen and ask questions of, one of the officers at the embassy.