I arrived in D.C around 4 p.m. to be welcomed with a text from Katie asking how my flight was. Although, I had no idea who Katie was at the time, because I didn’t receive the email from her and Tori. Katie and Tori were the two girls from last year's program who were asked to come back and take our group under their wing, and show us around D.C after work. I took a taxi to New Hall where I met Larke, Kayla, and Samantha. We waited in a line forever to get our keys, but it gave us a chance to get to know each other. Once we finally got to the dorms, I met a few more people and then we all just chilled before we went to Potbelly’s for a snack while waiting for Becky and Jessi.
After everyone except Jon arrived, we went out for a late dinner at Johnny Rockets. That first night, I knew that this group of people were going to be so close after the end of the two weeks. That first night we all interacted and came together so well even though we were complete strangers.