Center for High Achievement & Scholarly Engagement
Washington Learning Program

Living In D.C.

While in D.C., most students choose to reside in a modern suite building run by Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH) called the Washington Center. It is designed for academic programs, with classroom and computer facilities. The complex is located in a pleasant residential neighborhood known as Woodley Park, and is within walking distance of Adams Morgan, an area known for its ethnically diverse restaurants and shops. The suites house six students and consist of three furnished bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and a common area. The building has central air conditioning, laundry facilities, classrooms, computer labs, and is secured by special entry locks and security guards. Two full-time Directors and Resident Assistants live in the building as well.

The 2014-2015 housing costs for the semester-long program, which do not include any meals, are $4,930(double occupancy). Because of the Washington Center's academic amenities, security, and close proximity to the metro, it is highly recommended that students reside there.

Check out recommendations from recent Interns on what to bring and where to eat!

Planning your trip to Washington DC? Here's some information that might be helpful: 

The Washington Center is just one block away from the Woodley Park/Zoo/Adams Morgan subway stop, providing easy access to all parts of the city and surrounding area. Students in the program are discouraged from bringing cars to Washington, D.C. due to the extreme shortage of parking spaces, the high costs of both long- and short-term parking, and long commute times. The metro (subway system) provides convenient access to all major residential, governmental, and commercial areas in and around D.C.