Every semester students from Indiana University live, work and take classes in Washington, DC. These are a few of their stories.
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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...
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 few weeks ago the WLP...
Fish out of Water

Fish out of Water

Ok, I have to be honest with you, when I first started this semester in WLP I felt very out of place. I am one of only two students here on WLP who are not working an internship that is political or has something to do with the federal government and at first I wasn’t...
Hoosier Nation

Hoosier Nation

The phrase “Hoosier Nation” is something that I have heard ever since I was a little kid. I grew up in southern Indiana in a family of Hoosier basketball fans dating back to before Bob Knight coached the team. I always knew that IU was a big deal in Indiana, but I had never really...
IU in DC: Opportunity of a Lifetime

IU in DC: Opportunity of a Lifetime

Arriving in the nation’s capital just a few short weeks ago was one of the most exciting and overwhelming things I have done in quite some time. Exciting because of the opportunity ahead of me, overwhelming because of what I was leaving behind. Needless to say, WLP Fall 2012 would be an experience that I...