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build relationships with ASP’s vibrant community of alumni and friends of the program. ASP mentors are established leaders in their respective fields with at least 7 years of professional experience. They are thoughtful Christians who take seriously the ideas of vocation and calling. You meet once a month to discuss matters of professional development and faith integration.

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L E A D E R S H I P W H E T H E R g L O b A L D E v E L O P M E N T or public policy brings you to ASP, you will join a leadership community bound by a shared commitment to learn how to translate your campus convictions into real-world application. Come to D.C. to catch a vision for what it takes to lead institutions against the injustices facing our nation and our world.

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opportuNities with leading national and international organizations than Washington, D.C. For over 30 years, ASP students have been securing high-intensity, high-impact placements with Congressional offices and committees, federal agencies, international businesses, law firms, think tanks, and global reliefand-development organizations. Students work three days a week for an average of 24 hours.

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M E N T O R S H I P S T H E A S P M E N T O R S H I P c O u R S E allows you the opportunity to

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build relationships with ASP’s vibrant community of alumni and friends of the program. ASP mentors are established leaders in their respective fields with at least 7 years of professional experience. They are thoughtful Christians who take seriously the ideas of vocation and calling. You meet once a month to discuss matters of professional development and faith integration.

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L E A D E R S H I P W H E T H E R g L O b A L D E v E L O P M E N T or public policy brings you to ASP, you will join a leadership community bound by a shared commitment to learn how to translate your campus convictions into real-world application. Come to D.C. to catch a vision for what it takes to lead institutions against the injustices facing our nation and our world.

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disagreement with their policy opponents, and their impressions of what is required for their policy agenda to succeed on Capitol Hill. Your education takes place outside the classroom through private briefings with think-tank specialists, U.S. House and Senate staff experts and federal agency officials at their offices. Your research team conducts personal interviews with leading professionals in the executive branch, legislative branch, advocacy community, foreign embassies and international organizations. You attend Congressional briefings and hearings, as well as think-tank conferences. And what do you gain from your hard work on the individual and group projects? You produce an original piece of research supported by Washington, D.C.-based field work and leave with stories to tell that help distinguish your applications to post-graduate programs and professional employment opportunities. If you are a major or minor in political science, pre-law, public policy, history or international relations, then this track may be perfect for you.

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lead institutional partnerships in cross-cultural contexts. As a member of the GDE team, you work on a real-world project under the direction of a real-world client. Your work considers the interests, capabilities and ethical commitments that guide business, governments and NGOs in their collaboration to serve highly stressed, underdeveloped societies. You accomplish this outside the classroom by participating in private briefings where you directly engage NGO and business executives, think-tank specialists, Congressional staff experts and federal agency officials. Under client direction and ASP leadership, you produce original research required to advance the partnership’s work. You present your findings at a professional symposium attended by your client, other members of the partnership and additional interested parties. This track is designed to professionally advance students with majors or minors in business management, intercultural studies, international business, missions, public relations, social entrepreneurship, social work or sociology.

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T H E A S P S E M E S T E R is designed with your professional future in mind. Your

experiences provide greater clarity and confidence to pursue what comes next after graduation. ASP is the Washington, D.C. semester program that: Puts a priority on connecting biblical faith with public life and vocation Places you in a diverse community of committed believers Provides regular and direct engagement with expert scholars and practitioners leading in their respective fields Complements your internship experience with the opportunity to be mentored by established Christian professionals in your field of interest Ensures you finish with an original piece of global development or public policy research supported by D.C.-based field work Invites you to join a vibrant alumni community of over 2,700 professionals, which will continue to serve you long after your semester on the program

cONTAcT uS TODAY to let us know how we can start preparing to make your semester at ASP your best semester. www. Bests emester.co m/as p/explo re


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disagreement with their policy opponents, and their impressions of what is required for their policy agenda to succeed on Capitol Hill. Your education takes place outside the classroom through private briefings with think-tank specialists, U.S. House and Senate staff experts and federal agency officials at their offices. Your research team conducts personal interviews with leading professionals in the executive branch, legislative branch, advocacy community, foreign embassies and international organizations. You attend Congressional briefings and hearings, as well as think-tank conferences. And what do you gain from your hard work on the individual and group projects? You produce an original piece of research supported by Washington, D.C.-based field work and leave with stories to tell that help distinguish your applications to post-graduate programs and professional employment opportunities. If you are a major or minor in political science, pre-law, public policy, history or international relations, then this track may be perfect for you.

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lead institutional partnerships in cross-cultural contexts. As a member of the GDE team, you work on a real-world project under the direction of a real-world client. Your work considers the interests, capabilities and ethical commitments that guide business, governments and NGOs in their collaboration to serve highly stressed, underdeveloped societies. You accomplish this outside the classroom by participating in private briefings where you directly engage NGO and business executives, think-tank specialists, Congressional staff experts and federal agency officials. Under client direction and ASP leadership, you produce original research required to advance the partnership’s work. You present your findings at a professional symposium attended by your client, other members of the partnership and additional interested parties. This track is designed to professionally advance students with majors or minors in business management, intercultural studies, international business, missions, public relations, social entrepreneurship, social work or sociology.

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ties are endless! You will live eight blocks from the U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court and Library of Congress. You are within easy walking distance of Eastern Market, Union Station and the National Mall. Visit the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian museums, historic Georgetown, Nationals Park (MLB) and the Verizon Center (NBA and NHL). It’s one thing to visit as a tourist. It’s something else to live, work and invest in this amazing city. Community life is also marked by our commitment to neighborhood engagement. ASP is intentional about challenging you to engage both the powers of federal Washington and the poverties that confront neighborhoods in the District of Columbia. Students volunteer together throughout the semester in a variety of work contexts and are encouraged to participate in neighborhood meetings and events.

A S P ?

T H E A S P S E M E S T E R is designed with your professional future in mind. Your

experiences provide greater clarity and confidence to pursue what comes next after graduation. ASP is the Washington, D.C. semester program that: Puts a priority on connecting biblical faith with public life and vocation Places you in a diverse community of committed believers Provides regular and direct engagement with expert scholars and practitioners leading in their respective fields Complements your internship experience with the opportunity to be mentored by established Christian professionals in your field of interest Ensures you finish with an original piece of global development or public policy research supported by D.C.-based field work Invites you to join a vibrant alumni community of over 2,700 professionals, which will continue to serve you long after your semester on the program

cONTAcT uS TODAY to let us know how we can start preparing to make your semester at ASP your best semester. www. Bests emester.co m/as p/explo re


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disagreement with their policy opponents, and their impressions of what is required for their policy agenda to succeed on Capitol Hill. Your education takes place outside the classroom through private briefings with think-tank specialists, U.S. House and Senate staff experts and federal agency officials at their offices. Your research team conducts personal interviews with leading professionals in the executive branch, legislative branch, advocacy community, foreign embassies and international organizations. You attend Congressional briefings and hearings, as well as think-tank conferences. And what do you gain from your hard work on the individual and group projects? You produce an original piece of research supported by Washington, D.C.-based field work and leave with stories to tell that help distinguish your applications to post-graduate programs and professional employment opportunities. If you are a major or minor in political science, pre-law, public policy, history or international relations, then this track may be perfect for you.

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lead institutional partnerships in cross-cultural contexts. As a member of the GDE team, you work on a real-world project under the direction of a real-world client. Your work considers the interests, capabilities and ethical commitments that guide business, governments and NGOs in their collaboration to serve highly stressed, underdeveloped societies. You accomplish this outside the classroom by participating in private briefings where you directly engage NGO and business executives, think-tank specialists, Congressional staff experts and federal agency officials. Under client direction and ASP leadership, you produce original research required to advance the partnership’s work. You present your findings at a professional symposium attended by your client, other members of the partnership and additional interested parties. This track is designed to professionally advance students with majors or minors in business management, intercultural studies, international business, missions, public relations, social entrepreneurship, social work or sociology.

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The internship is a crucial component of ASP. Whether working in a Congressional office, federal agency or NGO, it’s important to be there to see how things work. You will intern 20-30 hours a week, and also complete reflection papers and progress reports. www. Bests emester.co m/as p/lea rN

For

www. Bests emester.co m/as p/liv e

W H Y

applied Politics & Public Policy Seminar

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ties are endless! You will live eight blocks from the U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court and Library of Congress. You are within easy walking distance of Eastern Market, Union Station and the National Mall. Visit the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian museums, historic Georgetown, Nationals Park (MLB) and the Verizon Center (NBA and NHL). It’s one thing to visit as a tourist. It’s something else to live, work and invest in this amazing city. Community life is also marked by our commitment to neighborhood engagement. ASP is intentional about challenging you to engage both the powers of federal Washington and the poverties that confront neighborhoods in the District of Columbia. Students volunteer together throughout the semester in a variety of work contexts and are encouraged to participate in neighborhood meetings and events.

A S P ?

T H E A S P S E M E S T E R is designed with your professional future in mind. Your

experiences provide greater clarity and confidence to pursue what comes next after graduation. ASP is the Washington, D.C. semester program that: Puts a priority on connecting biblical faith with public life and vocation Places you in a diverse community of committed believers Provides regular and direct engagement with expert scholars and practitioners leading in their respective fields Complements your internship experience with the opportunity to be mentored by established Christian professionals in your field of interest Ensures you finish with an original piece of global development or public policy research supported by D.C.-based field work Invites you to join a vibrant alumni community of over 2,700 professionals, which will continue to serve you long after your semester on the program

cONTAcT uS TODAY to let us know how we can start preparing to make your semester at ASP your best semester. www. Bests emester.co m/as p/explo re


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on national leadership to address the issues you care most about through greater innovation. You want to move beyond textbooks to engage the actual experts and institutions working on the issues. You want a global perspective on national policy options. What does it take to formulate and advocate for policies in pursuit of justice? What does it take to gain the clarity and confidence you need to help you find your place professionally among those already hard at work on these issues? ASP’s Public Policy Initiatives track investigates a pressing public policy issue being debated on Capitol Hill. We focus on the political difficulties policymakers face when economic, humanitarian and national security priorities come into conflict with one another. How might biblical teachings on shalom and justice help us navigate the trade-offs? We directly engage policy advocates and political actors on all sides of the issue to hear them explain the reasoning behind their positions, their points of

disagreement with their policy opponents, and their impressions of what is required for their policy agenda to succeed on Capitol Hill. Your education takes place outside the classroom through private briefings with think-tank specialists, U.S. House and Senate staff experts and federal agency officials at their offices. Your research team conducts personal interviews with leading professionals in the executive branch, legislative branch, advocacy community, foreign embassies and international organizations. You attend Congressional briefings and hearings, as well as think-tank conferences. And what do you gain from your hard work on the individual and group projects? You produce an original piece of research supported by Washington, D.C.-based field work and leave with stories to tell that help distinguish your applications to post-graduate programs and professional employment opportunities. If you are a major or minor in political science, pre-law, public policy, history or international relations, then this track may be perfect for you.

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lead institutional partnerships in cross-cultural contexts. As a member of the GDE team, you work on a real-world project under the direction of a real-world client. Your work considers the interests, capabilities and ethical commitments that guide business, governments and NGOs in their collaboration to serve highly stressed, underdeveloped societies. You accomplish this outside the classroom by participating in private briefings where you directly engage NGO and business executives, think-tank specialists, Congressional staff experts and federal agency officials. Under client direction and ASP leadership, you produce original research required to advance the partnership’s work. You present your findings at a professional symposium attended by your client, other members of the partnership and additional interested parties. This track is designed to professionally advance students with majors or minors in business management, intercultural studies, international business, missions, public relations, social entrepreneurship, social work or sociology.

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3

global Development Partnership Project

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Public Policy Research Project

3 15-16

i N t er Nsh i ps

The internship is a crucial component of ASP. Whether working in a Congressional office, federal agency or NGO, it’s important to be there to see how things work. You will intern 20-30 hours a week, and also complete reflection papers and progress reports. www. Bests emester.co m/as p/lea rN

For

www. Bests emester.co m/as p/liv e

W H Y

applied Politics & Public Policy Seminar

total c r eD its

ties are endless! You will live eight blocks from the U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court and Library of Congress. You are within easy walking distance of Eastern Market, Union Station and the National Mall. Visit the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian museums, historic Georgetown, Nationals Park (MLB) and the Verizon Center (NBA and NHL). It’s one thing to visit as a tourist. It’s something else to live, work and invest in this amazing city. Community life is also marked by our commitment to neighborhood engagement. ASP is intentional about challenging you to engage both the powers of federal Washington and the poverties that confront neighborhoods in the District of Columbia. Students volunteer together throughout the semester in a variety of work contexts and are encouraged to participate in neighborhood meetings and events.

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T H E A S P S E M E S T E R is designed with your professional future in mind. Your

experiences provide greater clarity and confidence to pursue what comes next after graduation. ASP is the Washington, D.C. semester program that: Puts a priority on connecting biblical faith with public life and vocation Places you in a diverse community of committed believers Provides regular and direct engagement with expert scholars and practitioners leading in their respective fields Complements your internship experience with the opportunity to be mentored by established Christian professionals in your field of interest Ensures you finish with an original piece of global development or public policy research supported by D.C.-based field work Invites you to join a vibrant alumni community of over 2,700 professionals, which will continue to serve you long after your semester on the program

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build relationships with ASP’s vibrant community of alumni and friends of the program. ASP mentors are established leaders in their respective fields with at least 7 years of professional experience. They are thoughtful Christians who take seriously the ideas of vocation and calling. You meet once a month to discuss matters of professional development and faith integration.

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L E A D E R S H I P W H E T H E R g L O b A L D E v E L O P M E N T or public policy brings you to ASP, you will join a leadership community bound by a shared commitment to learn how to translate your campus convictions into real-world application. Come to D.C. to catch a vision for what it takes to lead institutions against the injustices facing our nation and our world.

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opportuNities with leading national and international organizations than Washington, D.C. For over 30 years, ASP students have been securing high-intensity, high-impact placements with Congressional offices and committees, federal agencies, international businesses, law firms, think tanks, and global reliefand-development organizations. Students work three days a week for an average of 24 hours.

REcENT INTERNSHIP PLAcEMENTS INcLuDE American Enterprise Institute American Legislative Exchange Council Bread for the World Center for American Progress Center for Public Justice Conservation International D.C. Office for Human Rights Ethics and Public Policy Center Food for the Hungry The Heritage Foundation Mennonite Central Committee National Right to Life Committee U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi (CA), U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann (MN), U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (IA), U.S. Senator Carl Levin (MI), U.S. Senator Richard Lugar (IN), U.S. Senator John Thune (SD) Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life Refugees International Republican National Committee Teach for America U.S. Chamber of Commerce U.S. Committee for Refugees & Immigrants U.S. Dept. of Education U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security U.S. Dept. of Justice U.S. Dept. of Labor U.S. Dept. of State U.S. Secret Service Women for Women International World Vision


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