Monthly Archives: August 2011

Study Tour Wraps Up in D.C.

A four-day stay in Washington, D.C., that included visits to National Public Radio, Voice of America, the U.S. Capitol, the White House, major monuments, the Smithsonian Museums and the State Department concluded the SUSI-BSU on New Media and Journalism.

While at VOA students talked with the VOA director, met with reporters who cover Indonesia and talked to a Ball State alum who works for the Uzbek service within VOA.

Outside the White House, SUSI participants got a brief look at President Obama when police stopped traffic so his motorcade could speed by.

Another Washington, D.C. highlight was the “Around the World” presentation at the State Department, which allowed students to present cultural artifacts from their countries as well as meet other international students who were a part of other SUSI programs.

A farewell group dinner at Buca di Beppo wrapped up the educational study tour.