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CU is the Place for Me

Sunday, November 25, 2012

I’ve known that I wanted to major in political science since the 4th grade. Yup, you read that right. This is the year that I learned all about the Electoral College and American History. I’ve spent most of my life dreaming about someday visiting our nation’s capital city and walking through the doors of our nation’s capitol building. During Thanksgiving break, I was lucky enough to get to fly out to DC and not only see everything I wanted and more, but also spend time with one of my best friends.

For me, this trip wasn't only to see the Lincoln Memorial and the White House, it was to experience college in another state. Even though Im a Senior, I'm still allowed to be curious! I will admit it, sometimes I wonder what it would have been like if I chose to go to a school in a state that is almost entirely devoted to my areas of study. In DC and at George Washington University, I met so many people that care about the things I care about, I was able to hold a conversation with them about current international affairs, and they played CNN in their bars! What more could an International Affairs and Political Science major want, right? But, I knew that something was missing.

I wasn’t sure what it was, but I didn’t quite get “that” feeling…the feeling that I got when I first stepped onto CU’s campus. “That” feeling that let me know that I was home and that this was the place for me. 
So, as you’re searching for colleges and can’t quite decide between a few…take a moment to remember what it felt like for you when you visited those campuses. Was it your new home? A place where you can grow into yourself and acquire the tools you need to change the world? That’s the feeling CU gave me and let me know that CU is the place for me.

Enough with the cheesy stuff…:)

Here are some of the pictures I took on my adventure around DC!

 

And I was reminded of my Buffs everywhere I went...

Amanda
International Affairs | Political Science • Colorado Springs, Colorado

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