Category Archives: CAPPP Ambassadors

5 Awesome Free Things to do In DC

whitaker_alexis_jeffmem_S14by Alexis Whitaker, CAPPP Ambassador

Washington, DC is a truly unique city, full of history, art, and culture that can’t be found anywhere else.

Making the most of your time in the capital on a college budget can seem like a daunting task but truthfully the options are endless.

There are so many cheap and free activities in DC that you’ll have no trouble filling up each of your ten weekends during the UCLA CAPPP Quarter in Washington Program.

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Must See DC: Five Spots to Explore

miller_anaika_cherryblossoms_S14by Anaika Miller, CAPPP Ambassador

You’ve secured your internship, you’ve got your airfare booked and your wardrobe is ready to pack–and now you’re thinking about all the places you want to see once you’re in Washington, DC. Continue reading Must See DC: Five Spots to Explore

Sustainable DC: The Top Five Ways DC is Going Green

whitaker_alexis_jeffmem_S14by Alexis Whitaker, CAPPP Ambassador

Like many cities across the US, Washington, DC is adopting practices to minimize its environmental impact and maximize energy  efficiency. Washington now has a comprehensive 20-year plan called Sustainable DC that aims to make the city “the healthiest, greenest, and most livable city in the United States.”

Here  are five of the most impactful efforts the city has undertaken to ensure environmental quality.

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“Obvious and quantifiable benefits”: Alexis Whitaker

whitaker_alexis_jeffmem_S14by Alexis Whitaker, CAPPP Ambassador

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