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Full Circle: Current WSP Students Visit with '94 Alum

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Kasper Zeuthen is the Senior Media Advisor for the European Union Delegation to the United States. His position gives him the opportunity to meet prominent leaders and diplomats across the globe, but he still made time to visit with current Washington Semester Program students who are in the same program he was in over 20 years prior.

"When I was a Washington Semester student myself, it always amazed me to see how many people would take time out of their busy schedules to talk to us, and I still rely on tips and advice given to me all those years ago," said Zeuthen. "So, I'm always ready to talk to new generations of Washington Semester students."

Zeuthen attended the Washington Semester Program in 1994 with a concentration in journalism. He had received a scholarship from the Danish-American Foundation that directly tied him to the Washington Semester Program. During the program, Zeuthen interned with CNN's D.C. bureau, and he had the opportunity to rotate between different departments and programs.

Being a part of the Washington Semester Program solidified Zeuthen's interest in pursuing a career in journalism. He enjoyed DC so much that he returned to American University to receive a master's in journalism and public affairs.

"After I graduated with my MA from AU, I stayed in D.C. and worked as a reporter for a number of different outlets," said Zeuthen. "It is a great advantage to be located in the nation's capital and have access to all these speakers and resources."

Kasper Zeuthen strongly recommends the Washington Semester Program to students looking to advance within their fields of interest.

"The combination of a hands-on internship and using all of D.C. as a classroom works really well."