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Live in the Washington, D.C. Area

One of the most exciting aspects of coming to The Washington Center is where you will live. Whether or not you choose to use our housing, you will have ample opportunities to meet fellow interns, have fun and explore one of the world’s liveliest and most engaging cities.


Although most interns choose to live in our housing, you are not required to do so. You should be aware however that some scholarships are contingent on using TWC housing.


The Washington Center Housing

We don’t house you in dormitories. Instead, you’ll share an apartment with other TWC interns in either our Residential and Academic Facility at NoMa near Capitol Hill or our Residential Facility at Solaire in nearby Silver Spring, Maryland. Both locations are near a station on Washington, D.C.'s Metro subway system.


Best of all, you will live with TWC interns and get to know people from not only the U.S., but from around the world. You will participate in a variety of social activities, trips and adventures with your colleagues, and at the end of it all, you will have created solid and lasting friendships that you can take with you long after completing your TWC experience.


You’ll be living independently, but you won’t be left totally on your own. With its staff of Student Services professionals and Alumni in Residence staff assigned to each building, The Washington Center allows you to be independent but also be assured that support is available 24 hours a day in case of an emergency.



The locations, layouts and amenities vary, but most units provide:

  • Convenient access to shops, restaurants and stores
  • Fully furnished and equipped with air conditioning
  • Fully equipped kitchens
  • Laundry facilities
  • High-speed wireless Internet, cable and local phone access
  • 24-hour front desk coverage and/or secured-access buildings


Our housing assignments vary by term. All students who decide to live in our housing will live in one of the following locations listed below. Both locations are near a station on Washington, D.C.'s Metro subway system. We have housed students in the following locations:


Residential and Academic Facility at NoMa

1005 3rd Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

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Residential Facility at Solaire

1150 Ripley Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Additional Resources

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