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Living Learning Community for Politics, Policy and Law Scholars

Student Allen Hiatt making a speech

Politics, Policy and Law (PPL) Scholars spend their first year of study together in a living learning community (LLC) housed within Letts Hall.

Through the Politics, Policy and Law Scholars LLC, students attend monthly community meetings, along with the faculty directors, to share dinner, discuss program business, and listen to guest speakers from the university, the federal government, and non-governmental organizations. PPL Scholars also attend community trips to venues around the Washington, D.C., area. In addition, students are provided cross-cultural orientations as they transition to and from their study abroad experiences. The LLC provides a rich environment for academic enrichment and career development.

Students are supported in the living learning community by a program associate (PA). The PA is a PPL Scholar in her second or third year of study who lives in the same residential neighborhood as the first-year students and acts as a mentor and guide for the experiential learning components of the program.