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Life in DC

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Washington D.C. is a fun and exciting place to study. At American University we believe that learning should be done not only in the classroom, but also outside in the community, so we encourage our students to take advantage of the city’s many cultural and historical attractions. Below is a list of a few student favorites.

  • Shopping for local goods and produce at DC’s historic Eastern Market
  • Cheering for Washington’s baseball team at National’s Park
  • Exploring at the National Air and Space Museum
  • Tasting the area’s culinary specialty, Chesapeake Blue Crabs
  • Accessing the Library of Congress, the largest library in the world!
  • Discovering DC’s unique neighborhoods
  • Canoeing or paddle boarding along the Potomac River
  • Attending DC’s Cherry Blossom festival on the National Mall
  • Expanding your musical horizons at Wolf Trap