Student Reviews
"I came into this experience determined to take advantage of every opportunity that presented itself and I feel as if  I did just that. My interest in working within the field of politics grew exponentially alongside my knowledge of the ins and outs of Capitol Hill.

From the several guest speakers we had the opportunity to learn from, and the trips we made to multiple media outlets, every single day was a new learning experience.

I cannot express in words how grateful I am to be a part of this program. It was an experience I would definitely recommend to any Manship student who has an interest in the everyday life of Washington D.C."

- Seth Nieman, LSU in D.C. Student, 2017 

"I can honestly say that I have gotten more out of this past month of classes than I have out of the courses I have taken over the past 2 years at LSU. I never imagined that I would have gotten the opportunities to cross paths with the people I did during this program. When in the world would I get a chance to ask questions to a former presidential press secretary or foreign press officer? This was the most amazing month of my life!"

 - A'Launi Grieg, LSU in D.C. Student 2017 
What was your favorite part about the program?
"We were able to meet Representative Garrett Graves who invited us back for a night tour [of the Capitol Building] he gives himself. I was able to see and sit on the U.S. House floor. This was the room where President Obama gave his State of the Union addresses. It’s still surreal. 

I was also able to experience The Lincoln Room which was named by the Majority Whip, Steve Scalise. It’s crazy to think President Lincoln stood right in that room as a congressman and sat right by the same fireplace I sat by. Being the political junkie I am, this was probably my favorite experience so far here in D.C.

 - Adrienne Boutte, LSU in D.C. Student, 2017 
​​"This program is definitely an experience I will never forget and cherish for the rest of my life. The people here really made all of the difference. I’ll end on a positive note and give a list a few of my favorite things from the program with one being at the top of my list. 

1. Night tour of the Capitol with Garrett Graves
2. Researching in the Library of Congress
3. National’s game
4. Smithsonian Postal Museum
5.  Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum

 - Britany Williard, LSU in D.C. Student, 2017  
"The highlight of my last month in D.C. was without a doubt the healthcare bill protest at the Capitol last week. I got to walk along side some of my classmates and march on the Capitol fighting for a cause I believe in. I mean wowza, talk about an adrenaline rush. We heard Democratic congressmen and congresswomen speak. The lineup included some amazing people, my personal favorites being Nancy Pelosi and Cory Booker. Being able to fight for a cause I believe in the nation’s capital (at the actual Capitol) was very cool, and I am very happy I took the opportunity to have this experience." 

 - Meagan Collman, LSU in D.C. Student, 2017