Washington D.C. Traveling to Washington DC is an unparalleled experience for any individual in the public sector. As the center of the federal government it is the center of discussion around many public policy and administration issues. Having firsthand understanding of operations in Washington DC will better your vantage point as a public administrator. Past trips have included talking with national leaders to discuss poignant issues in public administration, discussing federal programs with those who implement them and learning more about the federal policy-setting process in the nation’s capital.