Every semester students from Indiana University live, work and take classes in Washington, DC. These are a few of their stories.
Zoo Lights

Zoo Lights

Recently, I became a member of a club I’m rather proud of. I have visited all 19 Smithsonian museums. An achievement 5 years in the making, I have greatly enjoyed my mini challenge. Each Friday, I would take some time and take in the free museums. I could spend all...
The Capitol Tree

The Capitol Tree

The National Christmas Tree lighting is an event not to miss… so I hear. In order to receive tickets, you must register your name with the National Park Service to then be entered into a lottery with thousands of other hopefuls. This year, the event was hosted by Neil Patrick...
'Tis the Season

‘Tis the Season

Despite Washington being obsessed with the fiscal cliff, it is nevertheless still the best time of the year. I have always been a Christmas fanatic, but being in Washington D.C. adds even more sparkle to the season. Being a city of many office buildings, the first thing I noticed were...
Volunteering in New York City

Volunteering in New York City

Washington, DC was not hit hard by Hurricane Sandy and all of us WLP students had no issues during the storm. However, many people in New York and New Jersey were faced with extreme conditions that damaged their homes and parks. This past weekend I decided to take a bus...
Presidential Treatment

Presidential Treatment

One of the best things about living in D.C. is that there is always something interesting to do. I’ve been on the tourist type of trip before, seen the monuments and all, but actually living in the city allows for you to explore and see the cool, little things. A...
Preparing for Hurricane Sandy

Preparing for Hurricane Sandy

As I write, the Office of Personal Management (OPM) has just declared federal government offices in the Washington, D.C. area closed to the public tomorrow in consideration of Hurricane Sandy’s arrival. Growing up in Indiana, I’m no stranger to severe weather. The biggest difference is while here in DC, we...
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Final Thoughts

An internship is a strange animal. The learning curve can be overwhelming at first and fitting into the office culture is not always as simple as it sounds. You overcome little mistakes, you get noticed for your work, and eventually (hopefully) become a valuable part of the team. Then, at the moment when everything clicks...
3 Must-Haves Before Coming to DC

3 Must-Haves Before Coming to DC

If I could recommend anything to future Washingtonians (no matter if they will be here for a weekend or for the next three years) it would be to break in all of your shoes. On my first day, I wore shoes that I previously thought to be comfortable, but by the end of the day...
4 More Years

4 More Years

This was the reason I came to Washington D.C. during the fall of 2012. A few years ago, when I had already wanted to do the Washington Leadership Program, I realized I would be here for the presidential election. I couldn’t believe I would be so lucky to witness history. During the campaign, I recognized...
My Parents Visit!

My Parents Visit!

This past weekend I was fortunate to enough to have my parents come visit me in Washington, DC.  Knowing that they had never been to DC before I wanted to ensure that they had the best experience possible not only seeing the many landmarks but to also have fun witnessing some of DC’s unique culture.  ...
IU v. Navy Football Game

IU v. Navy Football Game

Living on the east coast, there are not many Indiana football fans. But after last weekend, I learned that IU students will truly never graduate from being a fan of the Hoosiers. Going to IU football games is one of my favorite things to do back on campus. The band playing, the tailgating fields, the...