Washington, D.C. Travel Course – Asbury University
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Travel Course Dates: May 19-31, 2019

Asbury University’s Joe Pitts Center for Public Policy will sponsor a new two-week long, 3 credit intensive course opportunity for Asbury University students in Washington, DC. The program will provide rich opportunities for students to hear from and interact with a range of influential individuals from the Washington policy environment who are grappling daily with arguments, evidence, and politics of important issues. Seminar sessions will be organized around discussions of current policy debates over the course of the two weeks, usually framed by course faculty and involving multiple guest speakers. In addition, during non-classroom portions of the trip , students will have opportunities to visit key Washington, DC sites (e.g. Smithsonian Museums, the U.S. Capitol, the National Cathedral, Library of Congress, and various monuments), as well as historical sites a modest drive from the area, such as Mt. Vernon, Monticello, and the Gettysburg battlefield. A special feature of the trip will include interactions with former US Representative Joe Pitts, and visits with various Asbury alumni in the area.

For the two weeks, students will be based out of the CCCU’s Dallenbach Center, right in the heart of the Northeast neighborhoods of Capitol Hill. Students will be just 6 blocks away from the U.S. Senate buildings, 10-15 minute walk away from both Union Station and Eastern Market, and just 3 metro stops away from The White House.

This intensive course can be a stand-alone experience in and of itself. Students who are interested in a summer internship in Washington, DC can utilize this course as preparation for work in a legislative or executive branch office, or with a policy organization in the area.

To find out more, download the Information Brochure.

Academic Credit

  • 3.0 Credit Hour towards PS 393 A Washington, D.C. Intensive


Dr. Steve Clements