Become a DC Local!

Adams Morgan neighborhood in Washington, DC

Your adventure as a DC intern awaits!
From housing to students services to sights and sounds to see, we'll provide you with resources every step of the way.

Housing: The Choice is Yours!

Whether you’d like to live on American University’s campus or walking distance to Metro’s red line, we have three housing options for you (based on availability).

Turnkey Housing Solutions

Furnished state-of-the-art apartments in the heart of Washington, DC with rates comparable to AU double occupancy rates. All apartments are walking distance to the Metro. Amenities include: concierge service, washer/dryer in each apartment, fitness center, kitchen supplies, linens.


Fun things to do in DC:

  • Go monumenting at iconic national museums
  • Attend cultural festivals
  • Support the performing arts
  • Visit eclectic neighborhoods
  • Shop at open air markets
  • See your favorite animals up close
  • Watch planes as you picnic
  • Eat, eat, eat your way around the world at famous food trucks, local hangouts, and 5-star restaurants
Apartment kitchen
Apartment living room
Apartment bedroom

Frequency Apartments

Distinctive, modern apartments including studios as well as 1 and 2 bedrooms. Enhanced with amenities incuding kitchen, in-apartment washer/dryer, gym, common areas and rooftop. Located across the street from American University's Tenleytown Metro station. Shuttle bus ride to American University campus.

Frequency Apartments kitchen
Frequency Apartments common area
Frequency Apartments bedroom

Leonard Hall on American University Campus

Double or triple occupancy dorm rooms with communal bathrooms, kitchen, laundry, and common areas. You will also have access AU's fitness center. The AU campus is a free shuttle bus ride away from Tenletown Metro station.

Leonard Hall's lounge area
Leonard Hall's common area
Leonard Hall's double dorm room

American University Services Available to You

Campus Services Available to You

Student Health and Counseling Center representative

Health & Counseling Center

The Student Health Center provides basic medical care, minor emergencies, and mental health counseling.

Explore

Students jogging on treadmills

Athletic Facilities

AU has a variety of indoor and outdoor sports facilities for students including the Jacobs Fitness Center, the Cassell Fitness Center, and more.

Athletic Facilities

Student in front of his laptop

Academic Support & Access Center

The Academic Support and Access Center (ASAC) provides students comprehensive educational assistance.

ASAC

The back of the American University shuttle bus with white daisies to the left

U·Pass & AU Shuttles

You'll receive a Metro U·Pass with unlimited travel on Metro train and bus routes. AU's free shuttle will take you to/from campus and Metro.

Shuttle Services

The American University mascot with student organization participants

Student Organizations

A great way to meet new people is to get involved in one of American University's 200 student-led organizations.

Student Organizations

Young woman about to serve a volleyball

Intramural Sports

Ehance your social, emotional, and physical well-being by participating in a range of different sport opportunities.

Intramural Sports

American University Librarian assisting students

AU Library

AU's library collections have more than one million books, over 20,000 e-books, 45,000 online serial subscriptions, and over 300 electronic databases.

AU Library

Inside the Kay Spiritual Life Center with pews and stained glass windows

Kay Spiritual Life Center

The Kay Spiritual Life Center is home to over 35 faith communities: Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and more! 

Kay Center

Fun things to do in DC

  • Go monumenting at iconic national museums:
     

    On the National Mall:
    National Museum of African American History and Culture
    National Museum of Women in the Arts
    Sackler Gallery (art from the continent of Asia)
    Freer Gallery (African art)
    American Indian Museum
    Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Air and Space Museum
    National Gallery of Art
    Hirschhorn Museum
    Natural History Museum
    The White House
    Renwick Gallery

    Metro Accessible
    National Portrait Gallery (Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro station)
    International Spy Museum (L’Enfant Plaza Metro station)
    The Phillips Collection (Dupont Circle Metro station)
    Dunbarton Oaks (Dupont Circle or Foggy Bottom)

  • Visit National Monuments and Memorials
    Lincoln Memorial
    Jefferson Memorial
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
    Washington Monument
    Vietnam Veterans Memorial
     

  • Attend cultural festivals
    Around the World Cultural Food Festival (late August)
    DC Jazz Festival (September)
    Latino Festival aka Fiesta DC (September)
    Turkish Festival (September)
    National Christmas Tree Lighting (November)
    Chinese New Year (January/February)
    Annual Flamenco Festival (February at Lisner Auditorium)
    St. Patrick's Day (March)
    Francofonie Cultural Festival (March/April)
    National Cherry Blossom Festival (March/April)
    Cinco de Mayo (May)
    Fiesta Asia (May)
    Passport DC where embassies offer open houses(May)
    Smithsonian Folk Life Festival (June/July)
     
  • Support the performing arts
    Kennedy Center Millenium Stage has free performances every night at 6 PM. From ballet to hip hop, the range of offerings is very diverse.
    Wooly Mammoth is an experiential theater that pushes the limits of live theater
    Shakespeare Theater Company
    Blues Alley
    Ford's Theater where Lincoln was shot
    Arena Stage focuses on American works from classics to fresh works
    Story District features original true stories told by people like you
    National Theater hosts Broadway shows and musicals
     
  • Visit eclectic neighborhoods
    Adams Morgan (between Dupont Circle and Woodley Park Metro stations)
    Bloomingdale (15 minute walk to green line’s Shaw-Howard U Metro station)
    Dupont Circle (on Metro's red line)
    Foggy Bottom (on Metro's orange line)
    Georgetown (15 minute walk from Foggy Bottom Metro station)
    H Street NE (15 minute walk from Union Station Metro station)
    Penn Quarter/Chinatown (on Metro's red line)
    Shaw (on Metro's green line)
    U Street Corridor (on Metro's green and yellow lines)
    Southwest Waterfront (on Metro's green line)
     
  • Shop at open air markets
    Eastern Market
    Union Market
    Georgetown Flea Market
    Dupont Circle FRESHFARM Market
     
  • See your favorite animals up close at the National Zoo
     
  • Eat, eat, eat your way around the world at famous food trucks, local hangouts, and 5-star restaurants