Visit IWP

Spring at IWP 444x718Open Houses

IWP cordially welcomes you to attend one of our open houses. These events are excellent opportunities to meet some of our professors and students, as well as learn more about the Institute's unique programs and courses.  Additionally, the $100 Application for Admission fee will be waived if you attend an open house.

All open houses begin with a reception and hors d'oeuvres; the information program follows about 45 minutes later. 

The next open house will take place on:

  • Friday, February 20, 5:30-8:30 PM Register
  • Friday, April 24, 5:30-8:30 PM Register
  • Friday, June 19, 5:30-8:30 PM Register
  • Friday, July 17, 5:30-8:30 PM Register

Schedule an informational sessionSchedule an informational session

If you are not able to attend one of our Open Houses and would like to speak directly with an IWP representative, you can schedule an informational session with one of our recruitment officers. During your visit, you will be able to tour our buildings, see our library, and ask questions about the programs and admissions process. You can also complement your session with a class visit, depending on your interests. Please contact or call (202) 462-2101. 


Students in new classroom in Bently Hall, October 2013Sit in on a class

The best way to get a sense of what IWP classes are like is to experience one firsthand. Visiting a class gives you the opportunity to speak with our professors and current students. You will see how our small, seminar-style classes foster discussion and debate, and how faculty members weave their professional experiences into their teaching. Most classes last three hours and take place in the evening. To attend a class, please contact or call (202) 462-2101.


K Chair Lecture 2009Attend an event at IWP

IWP frequently hosts different speakers for our students, interns, friends, and supporters.  You are welcome to join us at one of our upcoming events, which are listed at this link.




Getting to IWP

The Institute is located at 1521 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C.  For information about parking and the nearest metro stops, please visit this page