The Fall 2014 semester is off to a great start! Students from Biola University, Bob Jones University, Emmanuel College, Gordon College, Malone University, Messiah College, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Olivet Nazarene University, Oral Roberts University, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Point Loma Nazarene University, Seattle Pacific University, Warner Pacific College, and Whitworth University arrived August 28th–and have stayed busy ever since! From orientation to neighborhood engagement to classes to monument walking tours to community events to scavenger hunts, ASP students and their WJC classmates have been getting to know their new community in exciting ways.
The first weekend of the semester included a group scavenger hunt or “Bus Day,” giving the opportunity to explore different parts of the city.
Suzanna Bregar of Malone University said that the scavenger hunt was her favorite part of the semester so far. “I liked that we were broken up into small groups. It was easier to get to know people. I also liked exploring the city, missing the bus, or waiting forever for a different bus!”
“My favorite part was the Marine Barracks parade, particularly the silent platoon,” said Kaitlyn Stump also from Malone University. “Their discipline was extraordinary; they were so in sync without any verbal commands.”
Later this evening, ASP is attending a Nationals baseball game at Nats park. Alexander Hayes of Warner Pacific University comments, “If you don’t have fun here, you won’t have anywhere else!”