WCSC Student Blog

Bradley Garber

June 29th, 2012 – by Emily Benner

I really enjoyed experiencing a different culture in the city. Living in the city gave me a firsthand experience to the social issues DC is experiencing. I did not previously know about the extent of income differentials within the city. In my hometown, I could not see much variance between the rich and the poor but walking around the city for one day, the difference is obvious. On the exact same street, you could see homeless people begging for change while every other car that passes it seems is a BMW. This problem doesn’t look like it will be solved anytime soon either. I did not see any personal connection between the poor and the rich being made throughout the semester. Both sides kept to themselves and stayed out of each other’s way. If you want to get an eyewitness account of the real DC, the WCSC program is for you.

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