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!

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!”

Internship Spotlight II: Spring 2015

Tim Carr, Gordon College This semester, I am interning in the Crime Scene Investigations Division of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department. My main duties include assisting with Crime Report records and also assisting crime scene detectives on scene and in the office. I am learning about many different facets of the police department.  EveryContinue reading “Internship Spotlight II: Spring 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”

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.