Student Accommodation in Washington
Washington, D.C is the capital city of the United States of America, it was named after the first president of the USA, George Washington, and DC refers to the District of Columbia, a federal district that is directly under the jurisdiction of the U.S Congress. The city was established in 1970 by the Constitution of the United States and is home to the 3 branches of the U.S government. Besides being an important governmental city, it’s also known for its historic national monuments, museums, delicious food, and having some of the best universities in the USA. Students from all around the world flock the city to receive the best education which means there is plenty of high-quality student accommodation in Washington, D.C, for you to choose from.
Washington, D.C is located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the East Coast of the U.S, on the Potomac River, adjoining the states of Maryland and Virginia. It is also close to Baltimore, Annapolis, the Chesapeake Bay, and Richmond.
The climate in Washington, D.C is humid subtropical, which means it has very hot, humid summers, and very cold, snowy winters. July is the warmest month with a high temperature of 88 F (31°C) so if that’s when you’re visiting, make sure to pack the lightest clothes and choose an air-conditioned student room! Winters are quite cold with both rain and snowfall, January and February are the coldest months where the temperature reaches 27.3 F (-3°C) so make sure you have your heavy coats and warm socks.
There are plenty of things to see while you’re staying in your student accommodation in Washington D.C. You can’t miss out on what is known to be the symbol of the United States; The White House and the United States Capitol Hill. You’ll enjoy the free tours giving you all the history connected to these two monuments. The Lincoln Memorial is the most popular memorials in Washington D.C where the famous “I have a dream” speech was delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. You can also awe at The National Air and Space Museum, one of the most famous museums in the world. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Jefferson Memorial and Tidal Basin based on the Roman Pantheon. Don’t forget to visit one of the world's largest cathedrals, Washington National Cathedral, built in the gothic style taking 83 years to finish.
Universities in Washington D.C are known to be of high-quality. One of the best universities in Washington, D.C is Georgetown University with popular majors like International Relations, Political Science and Government, and Finance. George Washington University is another top institution in the city with amazing facilities, highly qualified staff, and a wide range of majors to choose from. Some of the other top universities in Washington D.C are Strayer University, Howard University, and the University of Maryland - College Park.
Washington city is considered to be quite a walkable city, especially if you live in downtown D.C. It also has an accessible transportation system covering almost the entire city. The easiest way to travel around Washington is riding the metro which opens at 5 AM on weekdays and 7 AM on the weekends. Metrorail’s six lines and 91 stations are very easy to navigate and cover most of the city and its suburbs. Georgetown is one of the places the metro service doesn’t go to, in that case, you can take one of Metro’s 325 bus routes. The bus service is also easy to use and very affordable. You can always turn to rent or buy a bike to get around the city’s special bike routes.