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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...
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...
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)...
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...