Housing in DC
PLEN has negotiated a reduced rate for seminar housing at a local hotel for an additional fee. Go to the page for the program you’re interested in and click on housing for more housing information. If you choose to use PLEN Housing, you will have at least one roommate. PLEN is unable to secure housing for individuals who are not attending the seminar.
If you do not wish to have a roommate, you will need to book your hotel accommodations on your own. You may want to consider hotel locations in the Arlington/Crystal City, Virginia area, as these are close to Washington National Airport and also tend to be more affordable. If you choose to book your accommodations, it is extremely important that the hotel is located close to a Metro Station, as we will be using the Metro to travel throughout the city during the seminar.
PLEN identifies housing options for participants in the internship semester and allows each participant to choose her own housing. Options:
Stay at a local school:
During the summer, D.C. area schools often rent out their dorm rooms to interns.
Look into the following local universities:
Sublet an apartment:
D.C. residents who plan to be away for a semester will often sublet their apartment to one or more individuals. Look for postings on Craigslist, Washington Post, other local newspapers, or search online for short-term housing.
Stay in an airbnb:
AirBnB allows you to book unique, affordable accommodations in cities around the world, including, Washington, DC.
Stay in a hostel:
Hostels are an affordable, convenient alternative to staying in a hotel.