Student Life Spotlight: Andrea Rice

In order to learn about what our students think about their time in DC, we like to hear directly from them. Andrea Rice, a student from Westmont College, is currently interning at the Center for Public Justice.The American Studies Program has provided an amazing opportunity for me to live, work, learn, and develop community inContinue reading “Student Life Spotlight: Andrea Rice”

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”

ASP Welcomes Our Fall 2018 Cohort

We are having a blast with our Fall 2018 group of students.  This semester, students from all over the country have joined us here in Washington, DC for the Public Policy course as well as intensive internships.  Students will intern at law firms, Capitol Hill Senate and Congressional offices, think tanks, nonprofits, and even theContinue reading “ASP Welcomes Our Fall 2018 Cohort”

These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things: Spring 2018

The ASP Class of Spring 2018 has been in Washington, DC for just over two weeks. In that short amount of time– in addition to orientation and coursework– we have visited museums, toured the monuments at night, cheered on the Washington Wizards at a NBA game, volunteered with an after-school ministry, and have become experiencedContinue reading “These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things: Spring 2018”

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”

20 Reasons to Spend a Semester in D.C.

The reasons to spend a semester in D.C. are too many to count. But here are twenty memorable experiences highlighted by this semester’s students during their first month here in Washington, D.C.: Connecting with the City I love how I feel like I am a part of something important everywhere I go. Andrew Ramirez, OlivetContinue reading “20 Reasons to Spend a Semester in D.C.”

First Two Weeks (in Pictures!): Spring 2017

The ASP Spring 2017 Cohort have taken buses through some of the city’s vibrant neighborhoods, cheered on the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center, volunteered at an after-school program, explored a few museums, and attended the Presidential Inauguration— and that’s just in the first two weeks! This morning, the students are off to the firstContinue reading “First Two Weeks (in Pictures!): Spring 2017”

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”