The Center for Global Understanding has partnered with The Washington Center (TWC) to provide housing for the students participating in our Washington D.C. Internship program. Students do not live in dormitories. Students share apartments with other Washington Center interns in Washington, D.C.'s NoMa neighborhood in the housing facilities at the Residential and Academic Facility (RAF) and Flats 130.

One of the greatest components of a semester at The Washington Center is the living-learning environment that student housing provides. This fall TWC will bolster this environment by opening up additional living space at the new Flats130 apartment complex.

Located just steps from TWC's main living complex at the Residential and Academic Facility, Flats130 will significantly expand TWC's housing capabilities and increase TWC's presence in the NoMA neighborhood, further solidifying the area as a higher education hub in D.C.

Flats130 is the next step in realizing TWC's long term vision of bringing students together in one central living learning environment. Kevin Nunley, managing director of student services at TWC, explains why Flats130 will be such an important addition not only for TWC, but for the community as well.

"Having all of our interns in NOMA is a wonderful opportunity and will enhance our students' experiences academically, professionally, and personally," Nunley explains. "Our footprint in the neighborhood will continue to grow as more and more of our interns have positive impacts on the community through their civic engagement efforts and simply by being good neighbors."

TWC students engage in a lot of cultivating activities during their time in D.C, but one of the most important aspects of the experience is having nearly 500 other students available as a resource during the semester. Whether it is attending networking events, helping one another with coursework, or enjoying the vast social scene that DC has to offer, the bond that is created among TWC students is one that lasts well beyond the semester.

Check out Flats130's Flickr album.


Getting Around Washington D.C.

Like most major cities, Washington, D.C., suffers from traffic congestion and limited parking space. Accordingly, interns are discouraged from bringing a vehicle. Fortunately, the area's efficient, safe, and attractive Metrorail and Metrobus systems can take you anywhere you need to be right from your TWC apartment.

You will be commuting to your placement site on a daily basis, to and from your evening course, and to Leadership Forum events.

In your spare time, you will likely explore the area with fellow interns. Metro provides service 20 hours per day, so you can get where you want to be on your own schedule.



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