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?
When you arrive–walk everywhere during your first week! That’s how you get to know the heartbeat of this city. One of the best “must do” experiences: grocery shopping on weekends at Eastern Market. Talk to the people.
–Savannah Scherkenback, Azusa Pacific University
The city is alive and busy, and so am I. There is always cool stuff happening if you look.
–Katie Barany, Eastern University
We aren’t in Vermont anymore.
-Timothy Carr, Gordon College
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.
-Alberto Sanchez, Fresno Pacific University
Lebanese food in DC is delicious (like the “Lebanese Chipotle”).
-Amanda Bishop, Biola University
There is no excuse for being bored. There is always something to do, so go do it.
-Luke Bennett, Biola 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.
-Charlie Richert, Taylor University
I have learned the layout of the city and how I can attend amazing events because of this knowledge.
-Norann Beidas, Whitworth University
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!
-Alexcis Albert, Vanguard University of Southern California
Here in D.C., it is never proper to merely ride the escalator; you must expeditiously walk. Escalators are not fast enough.
-Eric Corona, Biola University
Opportunities are everywhere if you keep your eyes open!
-Jacob Fusek, Southeastern 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.
-Patricia Vazquez Topete, Fresno Pacific 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.
-Neakzaad Horriat, Biola University
I have learned about the interesting dynamic of Washington, D.C. The poor work and live side by side with the rich.
-Rachel Malcolm, Azusa Pacific University
Never underestimate the metro system.
-Carolina Alvarado, Taylor University
The world is bigger than I thought it was! But very different people living in the same place is a beautiful thing.
-Tara Tankersley, North Central University
Advice from someone at my internship — “Never think like an intern!”
-Reuben Van Gaalen, Dordt College