Living in D.C.

Learn more about TWC housing, budgeting, navigating the Metrorail system, things to do and more.

  • The Washington Center's Residential and Academic Center in NoMa1:09

    The Washington Center's Residential and Academic Center in NoMa

    The Washington Center’s Residential and Academic Facility is more than a housing facility – it’s a community, a learning environment and a place to call home while you’re in D.C.

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  • Budgeting

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  • Budgeting for Your Internship in D.C.

    Budgeting for Your Internship in D.C.

    D.C. ranks as one of the most expensive cities in the United States, but that doesn’t mean living on an intern’s budget is impossible.

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  • How to Create a Professional Wardrobe on an Intern's Budget (Men's Edition)

    How to Create a Professional Wardrobe on an Intern's Budget (Men's Edition)

    Let’s face it guys… clothing can be expensive, and professional clothing can be really expensive. Developing a Capitol Hill-worthy closet can be daunting, but fear not, my fellow FAFSA recipient!...

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  • Three Things I Missed When Budgeting for My Internship

    Three Things I Missed When Budgeting for My Internship

    Washington, D.C. is by far one of the most budget friendly cities for students, offering an incredible amount of free entertainment and activities.

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  • Life in D.C. See what our students are up to in D.C. through their Instagram takeovers.

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    D.C. On a Budget

    Learn how to experience Washington, D.C. on your budget in this webinar from the TWC pre-arrival team.

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  • Budgeting for Your Semester in D.C.

    Budgeting for Your Semester in D.C.

    Find out how much to budget for a semester in D.C. This sheet breaks down estimated costs of entertainment, groceries, eating out and transportation for the average intern.

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  • Transportation

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  • A Five Step Guide to D.C.’s Metro System

    A Five Step Guide to D.C.’s Metro System

    Getting around on public transportation can be daunting. This guide will get you one step closer to commuting like a local.

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  • Transportation Options for D.C. Interns

    Transportation Options for D.C. Interns

    Washington, D.C. is 68 square miles, and it can take some work to navigate if you don’t know how to best to get around the city.

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  • Getting to TWC from D.C.’s Airports

    Getting to TWC from D.C.’s Airports

    Flying to D.C. for your internship? These tips and tricks will help you get to The Washington Center’s Residential and Academic Facility (RAF) from each of D.C.’s airports.

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    Navigating the Nation's Capital: How to Get Around In D.C.

    Learn how to navigate Washington, D.C.'s public transportation system and more. This webinar from the TWC pre-arrival team will help get you where you need to be while interning in D.C.

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  • Dispelling Doubt: How Interns with Disabilities Master the D.C. Metro System

    Dispelling Doubt: How Interns with Disabilities Master the D.C. Metro System

    Commuting in D.C. can be daunting, even for someone who knows their way around the city. When you add a disability onto navigating the Metro’s routes and lines, traveling can feel overwhelming.

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  • Things to Do

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  • Exploring D.C. Outside of Capitol Hill

    Exploring D.C. Outside of Capitol Hill

    If you want to become more than a tourist in Washington, D.C., plan a visit to one or more of these destinations.

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  • Essential D.C. Neighborhoods Every Intern Should Visit

    Essential D.C. Neighborhoods Every Intern Should Visit

    Whether you’re planning to stay in D.C. for a few months, or a few years, now is the best time to start exploring what makes each neighborhood unique.

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  • 5 Must-Dos for D.C. Interns

    5 Must-Dos for D.C. Interns

    As my summer in Washington, D.C. comes to an end, I wanted to share some of my favorite things I did this summer that I believe everybody should take advantage of during their time in D.C.!

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  • The Must-See Smithsonian Museums for a D.C. Intern

    The Must-See Smithsonian Museums for a D.C. Intern

    In the United States, there are more museums than McDonald’s and Starbucks, combined. Very cool, right?

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  • 6 Off the Beaten Path Activities in D.C.

    6 Off the Beaten Path Activities in D.C.

    Most people associate D.C. with politics, historic monuments and world famous museums. While all of these things are well worth exploring while you’re in D.C., the capital is also full of strange...

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  • The Florida Girl's Guide to Winter in D.C.

    The Florida Girl's Guide to Winter in D.C.

    Going to a place with seasons is a big change for this Florida girl. While D.C. may not have winters like Minnesota, winter in D.C. is still cold, rainy and can be very unpredictable. 

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  • Studying for the LSAT (Or Other Grad School Tests) While Interning in D.C.

    Studying for the LSAT (Or Other Grad School Tests) While Interning in D.C.

    Balancing an internship, course work and graduate school exam prep isn't easy, but it is do-able. Use these tips to manage your time.

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  • Fields of Corn to Fields of History: What I Learned Moving from the Midwest to Washington, D.C.

    Fields of Corn to Fields of History: What I Learned Moving from the Midwest to Washington, D.C.

    As a Midwesterner, I was in for some culture shock moving to D.C. However, I quickly learned there is something for everyone in D.C., even for a small-town girl like me.

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  • Only in D.C.: Tiny Desk Fest

    Only in D.C.: Tiny Desk Fest

    One of my favorite aspects of living in D.C. are the experiences that you can only have here.

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