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

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...
The Sun Never Sets on Freedom

The Sun Never Sets on Freedom

The first two weeks I have spent in Washington, DC have been filled with fun and excitement.  My busy schedule interning full time while taking two challenging SPEA courses is teaching me excellent time management skills as well as the ability to complete my work more efficiently.  I am currently interning at the Department of...
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...
Information Overload

Information Overload

                When I moved to Washington D.C. two weeks ago, I had no idea what to expect, except the time of my life. I was looking forward to the social scene (designated as the infamous Happy Hour), and of course my internship opportunity, but I never dreamed of...
From the Congo to the Capital

From the Congo to the Capital

There are few words to use to underscore the immensity of this experience. I’ve been with World Vision for over three months now, and I can honestly say I am moved to tears every day. Being a faith-based organization (FBO), it should come as no surprise that the office gets into the annual cubicle decorating...