<p>So I just wrote a huge novel and college confidential spazzed out and I lost it all. So here it goes again...I just got back from CI a few days ago and here are some tips from a student's point of view:</p>
<p>Traveling I would recommend against taking a taxi, unless on a serious time constraint because public transit it easy as pie...</p>
<p>How to get from DCA (Reagan) into DC:
1) Take the metro! See metro station maps below.
Costs vary on destination but super easy and if you take the blue line it goes directly to GWU.
Metro</a> - Rail - Maps - Rail/Google Map</p>
<p>How to get from BWI (Baltimore) into DC:
1) MARC Train from BWI - Simple and worth the few bucks extra, you take a free shuttle from the airport to the train station(feels like you missed a stop, but you did not). Buy your ticket from an Amtrak Kiosk for the MARC train. Make sure you have a debit/credit card and also make sure you select a MARC ticket on the 2nd screen, it is the button on the bottom outlined in orange. It will save money. The ticket is $6. Get on the train and then get off when it stops in Union Station. My recomendation is to look for someone/a couple and ask if they are going to DC, I have done this each time and it has always worked, but as always use common sense. You will arrive at Union Station where you hop on the metro. Total cost about $7.50 each way
<p>2) Metro Bus from BWI to Metro Train bus costs ~$3, train costs about ~$2.35.
Metro offers direct BWI Express Metro bus service between the BWI airport and the Greenbelt Metro Station. The BWI Express/B30 service runs every 40 minutes to the Greenbelt Metro Station, which is located on the Green Line of the Washington Metro System. Use metro map above for metro directions.
<p>How to get anywhere from Union Station:
1) Take the metro! See station map below (costs around $1.35 each way):</p>
<p>How to get from IAD (Dulles) into DC:
1) Take the bus ($9.00 each way)!
Travel time between Washington Dulles International Airport and the Metro West Falls Church Station averages 20 to 30 minutes. </p>
<p>That finishes it off for traveling. </p>
<p>Now you have done the hard part and you have arrived at GWU. </p>
<p>This should answer a bunch of questions. </p>
<p>1) Soap is provided but not shampoo or conditioner.</p>
<p>2) There are sheets and a really flimsy pillow and blanket. If you care and have space bring your own.</p>
<p>3) Go to skits.</p>
<p>4) There is a pretty sweet chocolate bar, suck up a little and give it to your parents, it is pretty nifty and make sure to read the label.</p>
<p>5) You will not see your parents much besides in passing.</p>
<p>6) Go to skits, they are hilarious and awesome.</p>
<p>7) I brought my laptop but hardly got the chance to use it. I did not feel like i had to keep an eye on it though mainly because my roommates at CI were actually my roommates for the school year.</p>
<p>8) You will be staying in Thurston, for CI 1 they at least grouped us by floor based on our dorms in the fall. </p>
<p>9) Socialize in the hall during the late night. Even if you are tired there is tons of time to sleep this summer. It will be nice to know people in the fall. Best part is you are actually socializing with people in your dorm in the fall.</p>
<p>10) Go to the student org fair, it was pretty cool.</p>
<p>11) Make sure you go to skits, it really is the highlight of CI.</p>
<p>12) Don't drink, again the Colonial Cabinet will tell you not to and they are not kidding. Rumor had it some people got in trouble during my session and will not be with us in the fall. </p>
<p>13) Bring an umbrella or at least a rain jacket/Hoodie. The Southeast has almost guaranteed showers every evening and it will rain for about an hour or so then be beautiful but it is nice to have the umbrella because you walk everywhere.</p>
<p>I hope this addresses everything, I did not think I could be any more excited about attending GW, but the Colonial Cabinet was awesome and I am more excited than ever.</p>
<p>P.S. GO TO SKITS!</p>