Hey! My name is Ryan, I'm a Junior History and Political Science major at Louisiana Tech University. I was born and raised in a small country town, but have spent a lot of time traveling around the country and spending time in big cities. I'll be attending UW this summer, I'm taking an intensive first year Russian course. I have to have reading proficiency in Russian for grad school so I figured if I had to sacrifice a summer to school I might as well do it in the Northwest. My first experience with the Northwest was three weeks in Portland this last summer and I fell in love. I was just wondering if you guys could tell me any not to be missed things I need to do while I'm in Seattle, I'd love to know anything about Seattle or UW you think I might need to know(I've never been there). I'm also curious about meeting people, I'm single, I'm not shy but certainly not extroverted either. I've never been in a city the size of Seattle by myself knowing no one and it scares me to no end. I don't even know that I'll have free time, I've never taken an "intensive" language course. That word intensive scares me a bit. So any advice or tips you have would be great. Thanks!