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University Spotlight: The University of Florida

Florida is known for its affordable public universities and internationally-renowned education. I attend the University of Florida, commonly referred to as UF, in Gainesville – a city of approximately 124,000 people located in North Central Florida. UF is the oldest university in the state. The university’s students and athletes are known officially as the Florida Gators – a shortened name of the American Alligator, a species similar to the crocodile that lives in the state’s swamp areas. I personally decided to attend UF because of its strong academic reputation, top career placement services, and scholarship awards...(CONTINUE READING)

World Tourism Day: Trevor Talks About...Florida!

The great state of Florida is located in the southeastern part of the United States. It is commonly referred to as the sunshine state because of its year-round warm and humid climate, making it a popular destination especially in the winter months. As a native Floridian, I can honestly say that each region of Florida offers something unique and different to its visitors. In fact, Florida houses some of the world’s top tourist attractions with over seventy-five million people visiting annually. So if you’re thinking about planning a trip to the States, here are a couple of reasons why you should add Florida to your list of must-see places...(CONTINUE READING)


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The LEND Network

In March 2012, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet announced that the United States and Estonia would co-chair a Working Group within the Community of Democracies to promote a groundbreaking new esort to support leaders in emerging democracies (State.gov). On July 9, 2012, the LEND (Leaders Engaged in New Democracies) Network was officially launched in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, by the Secretary of State, the Estonian Foreign Minister, and other high-level officials during the Governing Council meeting of the Community of Democracies... (CONTINUE READING)

A Capital Semester

If you asked me a year and a half ago where I envisioned myself today, I bet you I wouldn’t have said Washington, D.C. But that’s the funny thing about life – you never know where it’s going to take you. My journey began eight months ago, when I was casually doing a Google search on internship opportunities at the local, state and federal levels. I stumbled upon the website of The Fund for American Studies (TFAS), an educational non-profit that places students in competitive internships in and around D.C. while they take classes at Georgetown University. Initially, I was reluctant to apply because I felt I was under qualified, but after thinking it over for about a month, I worked up the nerve to apply to their Capital Semester program – a 15-week long experience offered in Fall and Spring... (CONTINUE READING)

A Summer with the ACLU

The American Civil Liberties Union, by definition of its founders, is the nation’s guardian of liberty; working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country (aclu.org). Essentially, it is a non-profit organization that provides legal assistance and support to individuals facing anything from first amendment rights to equal protection under the law, and from due process to privacy. The objective of the ACLU is to help extend rights to marginalized people of the American population that have traditionally been denied their rights; these include, but are not limited to, people of color, women, the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) community, prisoners and people living with disabilities (aclu.org)... (CONTINUE READING)

What Can You Do With Your Political Science Degree?

Whether you’re just beginning or graduating this spring, earning a degree in Political Science will open doors for you regardless of your area of concentration. However, a lot of political science majors find themselves questioning exactly what they want to do after they graduate. According to the Princeton Review, political science is the ninth most popular major in the United States and one of the top three majors among Law School applicants (in addition to English and Liberal Arts). The objective of this article is to highlight some of the most popular post-graduate options among political science undergraduates so that you have a better idea of the direction you want to go... (CONTINUE READING)