SDI: About the District


From its celebrated symbols of patriotism to its undiscovered neighborhoods, the sights and sounds of the nation's capital inspire millions of visitors every year. Packed with famous sights, free attractions, and an endless calendar of special events, Washington, DC offers year-round inspiring experiences.

Beyond Washington DC's most familiar vistas, the capital city unwinds into a lively urban center. Casual cafes and upscale bistros line the trendy streets of Georgetown, while the downtown district sizzles with a host of new restaurants. Spontaneous Jazz notes tumble out the windows of U Street's nightclubs, while world-class performers take the stage at the highly acclaimed Kennedy Center. Kayakers tackle the Potomac River as it winds past the elegant marble tributes to America's great leaders.

For more information on visiting DC, please visit Destination DC

Living at GW

The George Washington University is within walking distance of several Washington, D.C., landmarks: the White House, four blocks to the east; the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts with free concerts every night; the Department of State; the World Bank; and the Lincoln Memorial. The Potomac River is also within walking distance.

The Foggy Bottom Metro station is located on the western edge of the campus, and the city’s major museums are only a few stops away, as is Dupont Circle, with its art galleries and movie theaters. The National Zoo also can be easily reached via the Metro.

You can access more information about living at GW by visiting GW's campus life website