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WLC*DC: Connecting the Classroom and the Capital

WLC*DC is a program designed to enhance experiential learning by incorporating Washington resources into the World Languages and Cultures curriculum. WLC*DC responds to the aims of AU and the College of Arts and Sciences to build a “Washington connection” that provides a forum for the practical application of coursework outside the classroom. WLC*DC brings undergraduate and graduate students into contact with a wide range of government departments, international organizations, embassies, cultural agencies, museums, archives, and libraries.


DC Information

Smithsonian Institution

Washingtonian Magazine


Links by Language Area


Egyptian Embassy

Lebanese Embassy

United Arab Emirates Embassy

Moroccan Embassy

National Arab American Organization



Chinese Embassy

Chinatown Community Cultural Center

Traditional Chinese Culture Institute International LLC



French Embassy

Alliance Française, French Language and Cultural Center

Cultural Services of the French Embassy

Francophonie: Washington, D.C.

Washington Accueil Association



German Embassy

Austrian Embassy

German Historical Institute

German Missions in the United States

Goethe-Institut in Washington, DC



Israeli Embassy

Washington DC Jewish Community Center

AU Hillel



Italian Embassy

Casa Italiana Language School

The International Organization of Students and Young Professionals Celebrating Italian Culture

Italian Cultural Society of Washington, DC



Embassy of Japan

Japan-America Society of Washington, DC

Japan Information and Culture Center

Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington



Embassy of the Republic of Korea

Korean American Coalition



Portuguese Embassy

Brazilian Embassy

Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the U.S.

Brazil-U.S Business Council



Russian Embassy

Russian Cultural Centre

American Association for Russian Language, Culture, and Education


Spanish & Latin American

Spanish Embassy

Mexican Embassy

Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington DC

Latin American Program – Wilson Center

Washington Office on Latin America

Gala Hispanic Theater

Teatro de la Luna

Smithsonian Latino Center

Center for Latin American and Latino Studies



Kenyan Embassy

Tanzanian Embassy

Africa Action

Corporate Council on Africa

TransAfrica Forum


For diverse cultural dining options in the D.C. area, the Washingtonian Web site has a search by cuisine option.