Why Study in Washington D.C.?
An exceptional school system, rich history and high-quality infrastructure are only a few of the reasons that international students love Washington, D.C. Schools tend to be student-centered, with an emphasis on critical thinking. The population is incredibly diverse in terms of ethnicity, culture, religion, politics and background, so it’s a great place to encounter a wide range of American ideals and perspectives. If you’re interested in American politics, Washington, D.C. is the place to be! History is happening all around the city, and the political environment is much more immersive here than throughout most of the United States.
Washington is also home to the largest museum in the world—the Smithsonian Institution. Made up of 17 different museums and galleries (all with free admission), it’s an incredibly engaging way for students to learn outside of the classroom. Washington also houses the Library of Congress, the largest library collection in the world. The Metro makes it easy to get around, and streets like Constitution and Independence Avenues are packed with sights. As a student in Washington, D.C., you won’t just learn about American history and culture—you’ll be part of it.