Study Abroad in Washington D.C. | International Students in Washington D.C.

As the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. is the center of American politics and international business. It’s a city of opportunity, filled with vibrant energy and neoclassical architecture. Independent from all fifty states, Washington is located in the federally-governed District of Columbia. The city is teeming with life and activity throughout all four seasons, offering many opportunities for students to enrich their international study experience. Nestled on the north bank of the gorgeous Potomac River, the city’s monuments, memorials and museums create a picturesque setting for studying abroad.

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.

Washington D.C. Schools

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Student Testimonials

High School Student

This is my first time coming to America. I feel very wonderful. The scenery is beautiful and the sky is clear. I live close to Pismo Beach. My homestay family is friendly. They will take me to play every week. The school has many activities and a robotics class. It has improved my vision of the world. After class, I always participate in conversations with students. This is my great life.

Host Family

Our experience with the AmeriStudent organization has been the best! The students have enriched our lives and created a bond that will last a lifetime! I can’t wait to see how their lives will develop. Thank you for allowing our family to be part of the kids future!

High School Student

Can’t believe I improved my English so much in five months! Here is just like my family. I love my life in America!

Host Family

Not only a rewarding experience but…Making new lifelong friends around the country with families!

Winter Camp Student

The homestay is nice,the childrens in school are friendly,I’m have fun and learn a lot in this trip!

Winter Camp Student

I like all the American food! I like playing basketball with American students here!