ASP students have finished their second week of internships and track work and are celebrating one month of being in Washington. What have they learned in D.C. so far?
Savannah Scherkenback, Azusa Pacific University: (1) When you arrive–walk everywhere during your first week! That’s how you get to know the heartbeat of this city. (2) One of the best “must do” experiences: grocery shopping on weekends at Eastern Market. Talk to the people.
Katie Barany, Eastern University: The city is alive and busy, and so am I. There is always cool stuff happening if you look.
Timothy Carr, Gordon College: We aren’t in Vermont anymore.
Alberto Sanchez, Fresno Pacific University: I have learned that this city is amazing. I want to keep learning what it takes to be successful in this city. My internship is very fun.
Amanda Bishop, Biola University: Lebanese food in DC is delicious (like the “Lebanese Chipotle”).Luke Bennett, Biola University: There is no excuse for being bored. There is always something to do, so go do it.
Charlie Richert, Taylor University: D.C. is a wonderful place, full of energy, growth, and vigor. At the same time, it is a city full of hurt, poverty, and inequality.Norann Beidas, Whitworth University: I have learned the layout of the city and how I can attend amazing events because of this knowledge.
Alexcis Albert, Vanguard University of Southern California: There are so many kind people in the city that love to discuss anything and everything. It is so easy to meet cool people like the Mayor of London, and congressional hearings are awesome to see politicians in action. Come to D.C.–it’s amazing!
Eric Corona, Biola University: Here in D.C., it is never proper to merely ride the escalator; you must expeditiously walk. Escalators are not fast enough.
Jacob Fusek, Southeastern University: Opportunities are everywhere if you keep your eyes open!
Patricia Vazquez Topete, Fresno Pacific University: So far I think I have started to learn how to network at different events and how to reach out to people who have similar interests.
Neakzaad Horriat, Biola University: Everyone is here for a purpose, and if you are here without a purpose, you cannot succeed. But if you do have a purpose, you will flourish here.
Rachel Malcolm, Azusa Pacific University: I have learned about the interesting dynamic of Washington, D.C. The poor work and live side by side with the rich.
Carolina Alvarado, Taylor University: Never underestimate the metro system.
Tara Tankersley, North Central University: The world is bigger than I thought it was! But very different people living in the same place is a beautiful thing.
Reuben Van Gaalen, Dordt College: Advice from someone at my internship — “Never think like an intern!”