Carleton connects students with alumni and unique learning experiences in Washington. Student groups from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and the School of Public Policy and Administration have travelled to the area and participated in briefings and events at the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and Canadian Embassy. Students also have opportunities to network with alumni working in the city.
We want to expand these activities in the D.C. area, including supporting trips for political management students. Funds raised will support the costs of student trips and ensure a continued Carleton presence in Washington.
Increased challenges in bilateral trade, immigration and what promises to be hard-fought elections on both sides of the border in the months ahead, makes this an important time to support these learning opportunities.
Funds raised will ensure that the trip is financially accessible, by providing deserving students with a stipend towards travel and other associated costs of attending the trip.
Your support extends beyond the trip, as we recognize that this initiative fosters collaborative relationships, deepens our engagement in this region and connects current students with Carleton alumni in the Washington area who act as wonderful ambassadors for the university.
The Washington trip was definitely one of the highlights of my time so far at Carleton. It was really cool to visit some of the institutions that we had talked about in class, such as the Canadian Embassy and the World Bank, and it was fun to explore the city with students in both the SPPA and NPSIA programs. It was eye-opening to see and hear about the diverse career paths of former Carleton students. I would encourage anyone who has the opportunity to go on this trip to take it!
-Nathalin Moy, MA Candidate, Sustainable Energy Policy
This trip provided an opportunity to visit a number of key institutions such as Georgetown University and the Embassy of Canada to the United States. I really enjoyed the presentations and learning more about the professional opportunities. The highlight of the trip was the visit to the State Department where I learned some of what goes on behind the scenes in Canada-US relations.
-Elizabeth Venditti, Master of Public Health