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!

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”

One Month in DC: Spring 2015

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 shoppingContinue reading “One Month in DC: 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.  

Fall 2013 in Review: Internships

ASP students intern all over D.C. in executive agencies, research organizations and think tanks, congressional offices, development agencies, advocacy groups, law offices, business and communication firms, and museums and art organizations. By interning three days a week and reflecting on their experiences through essay assignments, they gain concrete professional experience, explore their own strengths, interests, and skills,Continue reading “Fall 2013 in Review: Internships”

Fall 2013 in Review: Public Policy Initiative

Students in the Public Policy Initiative track of ASP examine national issues through briefings and interviews with policy experts in think tanks, U.S. House and Senate offices, foreign embassies, advocacy groups, federal agencies, and international organizations.  Fall 2013’s group topic was Energy, and students spent class days out in the city as they gained on-the-groundContinue reading “Fall 2013 in Review: Public Policy Initiative”