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Living in DC

Be a part of the city that shapes the world, where business, policy and culture intersect. A truly international city, home to more than 170 embassies, you’ll share in new experiences as you take in world-class restaurants, a vibrant music scene and historic landmarks. Through unparalleled opportunities to work, learn and serve, become a part of the very fabric that makes this city so breathtaking.

Access to Real-World Experience

Take advantage of opportunities to engage in real-world problem-solving through internships on Capitol Hill or with other federal agencies, nonprofits, tech and media organizations and more.

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Embrace the City’s Culture

Imagine access to some of the most vibrant cultural and athletic events in the world, all just a few Metro stops away. Experience a Smithsonian museum, a trip to the Library of Congress or cheer on Hoya basketball at Capitol One Arena. 

A photo of the H St. corridor in DC.

Make Festive Memories

You’ll find hundreds of festivals each year on the National Mall and in different neighborhoods across the city. Take a break from studying and experience the rich and diverse culture that makes up Washington, DC.

17 Free Smithsonian Attractions See museums, galleries and the famous zoo
9 Professional Sports Watch basketball, soccer, football, tennis and more
34 National Parks & Monuments History and preservation at your fingertips

Serve and Learn in DC

Four medical students assemble first aid kits on a table outside.

The Georgetown Street Medicine Outreach (GSMO) group distributed first aid kits to people experiencing homelessness in DC and, in doing so, sought to better understand the health challenges they face.

A student stands outside the Supreme Court at night with an air mattress next to him.

Most law students pay attention to what’s happening at the Supreme Court. But only a few go so far as to sleep outside of it to see oral arguments in…

A student orders at Ben's Chili Bowl

Dine Off Campus

Reap the rewards of living in a global city filled with international cuisines should you decide to eat off campus.