“Obvious and quantifiable benefits”: Alexis Whitaker

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How My Cousin Convinced Me to Apply

I had heard about the Quarter in Washington Program around campus—who could miss all those flyers? However, it was my cousin who convinced me to look into the program further.

Sitting down to lunch with family on the Fourth of July, my cousin suggested I look into the program that had led her to Washington several years ago. After completing the Quarter in Washington Program at UC Davis she’d moved out to DC to start her career and never left. Continue reading “Obvious and quantifiable benefits”: Alexis Whitaker

“An opportunity to broaden my worldview”: Gina Phillipi

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At a White House event for the Affordable Care Act.

by Gina Phillipi, CAPPP Ambassador

A Pre-Med Student “Abroad”

I had wanted to complete the CAPPP Quarter in Washington Program since my freshman year at UCLA. It was the only way I, as a pre-medical student, could affordably experience a different culture without falling behind in my classes.

The immersion through the internship, living  at the UC Washington Center, and the accessibility of the east coast really made it feel like I was in a different world. The CAPPP program provided me an opportunity to broaden my worldview in terms of experiencing a different culture and professional environment. Continue reading “An opportunity to broaden my worldview”: Gina Phillipi

“A transformative experience”: Anaika Miller

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An early morning run around the Tidal Basin.

by Anaika Miller, CAPPP Ambassador

A Freshman Plans to Apply

Though I cannot remember now how I first heard about the Quarter in Washington Program, I know I decided as a freshman that I wanted to participate in the program. I had a lot of reasons for wanting to apply; a tough first year at UCLA left me wanting smaller classes and convinced me I needed to take advantage of more of the opportunities college offered me. Continue reading “A transformative experience”: Anaika Miller