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The Institute does not provide student housing, and students are responsible for making their own housing arrangements. However, several housing options are available in the vicinity of IWP. Information to help students investigate these options is provided below. Students may also contact the IWP Student Government Association for tips and assistance at

Washington, D.C. Metro Area Housing

The Institute is located in northwest Washington, D.C. near the Dupont Circle stop of Metro’s red line. Neighborhoods in northwest D.C. near the Institute include Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, WoodleyPark, and ClevelandPark, while Embassy Row; Capitol Hill, Georgetown, and Foggy Bottom are within a short bus or Metro ride. Areas in Maryland and Virginia that are accessible by Metro and bus systems may be less convenient but are sometimes less expensive. Remember to consider safety and the availability of transportation – in addition to price – when searching for housing.

There are many online resources to help find apartments for rent or townhouses to share, such as:, a national searchable housing directory.

The Washington Post, with numerous classified ads for options in the D.C. metropolitan area.

Craig’s List

My Apartments Map

The following housing options have been recommended by former students and interns:

For temporary housing:
DuPont Place
1905 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 525-7368

Metro Information

For bus and metro schedules, passes, and information visit:

Crime Information

Crime map at