Neighbors Take the Bus

The Fall 2016 Semester of the American Studies Program—our 40th anniversary semester—is off and running! One of the first things ASP students do upon their arrival in DC is participate in what we call a “Bus Day.”  Bus Days organize students into small groups and an Instagram photo scavenger hunt contest sends them off toContinue reading “Neighbors Take the Bus”

Internship Spotlight II: Spring 2016

Courtney Selle, Taylor University I am currently interning with the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee under the office of the chairman, Senator Lamar Alexander. In this internship, I am specifically working in the education office; however, I also assist with the other areas: health, labor and pensions, as well as work on tasksContinue reading “Internship Spotlight II: Spring 2016”

Internship Spotlight I: Spring 2016

Hannah Scheenstra, Vanguard University of Southern California This semester, I am interning on Capitol Hill with the House Armed Services Committee (HASC). I have the utmost respect for our men and women in uniform, and their willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom has triggered my interest in military affairs. Having my brother in the militaryContinue reading “Internship Spotlight I: Spring 2016”

One Month in DC:Spring 2016

ASP Spring 2016 has been here just over a month! Here are a few things they have learned in D.C. so far. I’ve learned “relationship building skills, more about myself, how to plan meals for the week and score free meals!” –Courtney, Taylor University “Strangers are only friends waiting to be made.” –Sarah, Northwestern CollegeContinue reading “One Month in DC:Spring 2016”

First Two Weeks in DC:Spring 2016

ASP Spring 2016’s first two weeks in D.C. have been filled with making friends, getting to know the city, and dealing with snow! Scroll through some snapshots from the semester’s orientation. This morning, students are off to the first day of their internships.  Check back for updates on what they learn at work!

Internship Spotlight II: Fall 2015

Kathryn Hopper, Westmont College This semester I have had the privilege of interning for Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). As a local from the district he represents, the office has been a nice taste of home even though I am living on the opposite side of the country. My role in the office gives me several opportunitiesContinue reading “Internship Spotlight II: Fall 2015”

Strategic Communication Snapshot: Fall 2015

ASP is excited to have 5 trail-blazing students in our new Strategic Communication track this semester, and they have been busy engaging communication leaders in Washington, D.C. Currently, we are putting together a communication campaign for Bread for the World, as well as constructing two case studies – one based on the Ebola Outbreak inContinue reading “Strategic Communication Snapshot: Fall 2015”

Internship Spotlight I: Fall 2015

Fall 2015 students just finished the third week of their internships! Three students took a few moments to report on what they’re doing and what they’ve learned. Jennifer Mayorga, University of Northwestern – St. Paul I am the Immigration Policy Project Intern at the National Conference of State Legislatures. My internship has offered me anContinue reading “Internship Spotlight I: Fall 2015”

What I’ve Learned So Far: Fall 2015

Fall 2015 students have been in D.C. for a month! We asked them what they have learned about their new city so far.  Here are a few of their responses. “The city is a metaphor for life. Everything is constantly and rapidly changing at all times. Being here has helped me to remember how important faithContinue reading “What I’ve Learned So Far: Fall 2015”

Welcome to Fall 2015!

ASP Fall 2015 is off to a great start with students from Azusa Pacific University, Biola University, Gordon College, Judson University, Messiah College, Taylor University, University of Northwestern – St. Paul, Vanguard University of Southern California, Warner Pacific College, Westmont College, and William Jessup University.  Especially exciting this semester is the launch of our newContinue reading “Welcome to Fall 2015!”