Student Life: Finding a Church in DC

In this post we hear directly from ASP student Peyton Smetana.  He describes what it’s like to be new in the city, as well as what it’s like to look for and find a church home.   If you are anything like me, and there is the chance there are a few of you out there,Continue reading “Student Life: Finding a Church in DC”

And We’re Off! The First Two Weeks

The ASP Fall 2017 cohort has now been in Washington, DC for two weeks. This semester, we have representatives from Biola University, Bluefield College, George Fox University, Gordon College, John Brown University, Judson University, Northwest University, Olivet Nazarene University, Seattle Pacific University, and Whitworth University. After a few days of orientation, the students were offContinue reading “And We’re Off! The First Two Weeks”

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!

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!”

Bus Day 2: Spring 2015

As part of the Neighborhood Engagement component of their semester, students participate in several “Bus Days,” scavenger hunts throughout the city.  Click through the slides and videos below to see the experiences of three groups on Bus Day 2 this weekend. Mount Pleasant in northwest DC: with Alexcis Albert (Vanguard University), Tim Carr (Gordon College),Continue reading “Bus Day 2: Spring 2015”

The Start of a New Semester: Spring 2015

On January 15, we welcomed a wonderful new group of ASP students to Washington, D.C.! In the two weeks since arrival, they have stayed busy with class, scavenger hunts, volunteering, and exploring the city on their own.  

Orientation Week: Fall 2014

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–andContinue reading “Orientation Week: Fall 2014”

Bus Day 2: Spring 2014

Washington, D.C. is a diverse and multi-faceted city.  Through ASP’s Neighborhood Engagement program, each ASP student gains a comparable amount of exposure to the people and cultures of both federal Washington and the neighborhoods of D.C. The shared objective is to hold as many conversations as possible with residents of different neighborhoods. The shared goal isContinue reading “Bus Day 2: Spring 2014”