Living In D.C.
The lobby of the Washington Center
"I practically fell in love with DC while I was there.
It is a great town and you can never run out of things to do or
see. Culturally it is a fantastic place, and the music scene out
there is unbelievable."
- Josh Papreck, Music Performance major
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
Connecticut Avenue, one block north of the Washington Center. The
metro is right across the street.
The 2011-2012 housing costs for the semester-long program, which
do not include any meals, are $4,500 (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.
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.
The metro stop across the street from the Washington Center.
"I really enjoyed where we lived; the location was
great and it was a great set up for meeting students from all over.
DC is awesome. The city has so much to offer and after spending a
semester there, I am really looking into moving back after I
-Alicia Smith, Secondary Education major