Where will I live?
In addition to the stipend, WISE pays for your housing costs for all nine (9) weeks that you will be in DC for the program. You and your fellow WISE students will live in the dorms at George Washington University. The dorms are within walking distance of the offices of the sponsoring societies.
Housing consists of apartment style rooms, each unit with its own bathroom and kitchen. You will share the unit with either 2 or 3 of your fellow WISE interns. There is no option for a single, private room. Should you want different housing arrangements, you will be responsible for all of your own housing costs, and for ensuring that you are able to travel back and forth the your sponsors’ offices, to arranged meetings, and to field trips at your own expense. For reference, one bedroom apartments in the downtown DC area rent for an average of $2,500 a month.