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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.

A woman walks toward the U.S. Capitol building

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.

Two students sit along the Tidal Basin with the Jefferson Memorial and cherry blossoms in the background.
Students cheer at a sporting event in the Verizon Center.
A photo of the iconic Ben’s Chili Bowl restaurant.
Students kayak on the Potomac River.
Sign in front of the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Let Freedom Ring Celebration at the Kennedy Center
Lobby of the Kennedy Center
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
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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

Image of Sinclair Blue smiling.

Sinclair Blue (SFS’20), who hopes to one day help reduce health disparities in the District, is one of 62 undergraduates selected as a 2019 Truman Scholars.

A man wearing sunglasses plays a saxaphone.

Georgetown history professor Maurice Jackson says Washington, D.C., has secured a legacy of jazz linked to the struggle for civil rights and the music’s global reach.

Dine Off Campus

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.