Living in D.C.
The Metro offers an easy, accessible and safe way to travel around D.C. It is open from 5 am to 3 am. The total costs of a trip on the Metro depends on the distance you intend to go.
Weekly or monthly passes are a good option if you think you will be using the Metro very frequently. They are available at any Metro station. Another practical option is to invest in a SmarTrip® card. These are available on the website or at selected Metro stations.
Overall, the Metro is very fast, coming about every 2-3 minutes during rush hour and every 10-15 minutes in later, low-traffic hours (this is especially true at night!). You can check the exact time of your trains next arrival by selecting your station.
Grocery stores are everywhere in DC. No matter where you are living, there is almost a 100% guarantee that you are at least walking distance, if not 1 train stop away, from the nearest store.
Some students have also chosen to utilize peapod.com, an online grocery store that operates in the D.C. area. They will deliver food to your apartment/dorm room and prices are similar to those found at local grocery stores.
There are a number of listservs that have constant information regarding the latest events, shows, concerts and other fun DC events. Goldstar sends weekly e-mails advertising reduced price tickets for shows, concerts, specials and other events in the area.
Another great source is Yelp.com which offers detailed reviews of restaurants. This can be valuable when you are looking for a great meal on a small budget!
You can find several DC events calendars online, including on the official tourism website of DC, Washington.org.
The DC area has several attractions, including museums, tours, historic/military sites, monuments, memorials, and even some theme parks and nature attractions.
If you are interested in what current interns are doing in Washington, DC, TWC offers access to a number of student blogs that detail the experiences of current interns. Their job, their social life and the challenges they face during the course of their program are all accessible to you in order to gain a better understanding of what life is like in DC as an intern.
Students should contact campus liaison Jay Self via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if they have any other questions or concerns while interning in DC.