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.  

Internship Spotlights I: Fall 2014

ASP students have only been at their internships three weeks, but they’re already busy! Read on for reflections from four students interning at the Department of Justice, American Enterprise Institute, and the U.S. House of Representatives. Justin Botejue, Whitworth University: “I am a legal intern at the Department of Justice – Office of Legislative Affairs, in theContinue reading “Internship Spotlights I: Fall 2014”

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”

Fall 2013 in Review: City Life

Washington, D.C. is about more than just business and government.  The neighborhoods of the District combine with federal Washington to make a city with a unique personality.  When you are eating free lunches at think tanks, attending Nats/Wizards/Capitals games, discovering a favorite local coffee shop, jogging past the Capitol, going on scavenger hunts on the bus, hearingContinue reading “Fall 2013 in Review: City Life”

Fall 2013 in Review: Community Life

We were blessed with two wonderful student event coordinators this semester.  Alexander Archuleta (a senior at Whitworth University) and Stephanie Grossoehme (a junior at Olivet Nazarene University) planned activities that wonderfully benefited the community life in the Dellenback Center.  These events included a progressive dinner in which the students moved to different apartments to eatContinue reading “Fall 2013 in Review: Community Life”

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”

Fall 2013 in Review: A Trip to the Supreme Court

In November, ASP faculty and students met at 7am, ate some donuts, and headed down the street to hear oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The U.S. Supreme Court on a crisp November morning Students wait in line for tickets: [from left] Andrew Grotelueschen (Trinity International University), Stephanie Grossoehme (Olivet Nazarene University), Shayla Wakumoto (BiolaContinue reading “Fall 2013 in Review: A Trip to the Supreme Court”