Housing & Dining

Students film the inside of a dorm room with a large movie camera

When you choose to stay on campus, you receive access to free wireless high speed internet, the fitness center, several computing complexes, several food options, and other great facilities.

Each person living on campus for the Discover the World of Communication Program will be placed in a two-person room in Anderson Hall, which contains storage units, vanities, closets, beds, and desks. Along with the standard furnishings, linens are provided. You may wish to bring an additional towel.

Additionally, students living on campus will have all their meals covered, as it is a part of the housing, dining, metro fare, after hours and weekend program activities fee.

A Discover the World of Communication Resident Assistant, along with the Teaching Assistants will live on the same floor.

Frequently Asked Questions

A Resident Assistant from American University's School of Communication lives in a room on the same floor with the students in Anderson Hall. Additional Discover the World of Communication Teaching Assistants attend the after hours and weekend activities with the students.

Students are supervised at a ratio of 1 to 8.

We want to ensure an incredible experience as we explore Washington D.C. in our after hours and weekend program so we limit the number of students who live on campus with Discover the World of Communication to 75 students. We have a Teaching Assistant with every 8 students; and a Resident Assistant. If the housing option is at capacity, families find friends and relatives in the D.C. area for their student to stay with and are "day students" in the Discover the World of Communication Program. We guarantee that there will be housing for our international students if registered and paid in full by February 15th.

If the student is one of the first 75 who submits their registration requesting the housing option there will be housing. Again, we limit the number of students who live on campus with Discover the World of Communication to ensure an incredible experience as we explore Washington D.C. in our after hours and weekend program. If the housing option is at capacity find friends and relatives in the D.C. area to stay with as "day students" in the Discover the World of Communication Program.