Hi. My name is Paul and I'm an exchange student from Strasbourg, France studying Political Sciences. While participating in the Spring 2018 Maxwell-in-Washington Program, I completed an independent research project with the Human Rights Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
I found that this program was the best opportunity I have had to gain first-hand experiences from highly skilled individuals. I was thrilled to take part in a meeting with the program’s director. I enjoyed working on projects with people who are passionate about their work. I realized that my colleagues are very interested in my career and listen to my opinions and aspirations. I would like to work in a strategic research organization.
My favorite part about Washington is the busy schedule the city has to offer - whether it be social events to workplace environment - there is always something interesting to see or do. My advice to incoming students is to stay open minded and try new things.