Undergraduate students in the Washington Semester program are required to live in the housing options arranged by the University except in rare circumstances. Currently, students in the program are living in the Washington Intern Student Housing (WISH) but at other times students may be living in other contracted and fully-furnished apartments in close proximity to classes at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Maxwell's D.C. campus headquarters.
For those of you seeking independent housing in DC for a semester, please click the link for the DC Housing Guide which gives an overview of DC housing options as well as a comprehensive list of short term housing options in the appendix.
Since few of you may know each other going in to this semester program, we have tried to develop some indicators to help place you in the apartments with compatible roommates. You will be living with each other while trying to simultaneously take classes and work in the professional world. In such a program, there are many pressures on you, and the little things in life can easily add up. When the day comes that you need to wake up early for your job and your roommate comes in late at night from partying down in Adam’s Morgan, you will appreciate the value of spending some time now to complete this exercise.
The form will be electronically submitted to the DC Programs Coordinator who will review your responses and match you with roommates with similar habits. Please note that we will do our best to take your preferences into account when we place students in the apartments. If you know others in the program who you wish to room with, please state that at the end of the form and we will do our best to accommodate these preferences. Thanks!
Roommate Selection Form