Things to do
During the term students enjoy informal recreation and social outings. There are times for worship and special events for fun, relaxation, service and spiritual growth -- often in conjunction with the CCCU's American Studies Program students. WJC Students are invited to take advantage of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian museums, historic Georgetown and more.
Washington, D.C., is a major metropolitan city subject to the safety concerns of all such cities. During orientation week the students are reminded of ways to be aware of and avoid hazardous situations.
WJC students live eight blocks from the U.S. Capitol and Supreme Court in a fully-furnished apartment for four to six students, complete with a well-equipped kitchen, a washer and dryer, and free local telephone and voicemail service. Your apartment is in the Council's Dellenback Center, which houses a business center, 2 lounges, workout room, and a spacious rooftop deck with a panoramic view of Capitol Hill. The student lounge is equipped with a hi-definition, flat screen TV with DVR and Blu-ray/DVD system.
Some living expenses will not be covered in program fees. Generally, students spend approximately $80 per week on food and between $45-90 in weekly expenses for such incidentals as paper products, subway and bus fares, dry cleaning and entertainment.
Subway and bus fares are inexpensive and taxi rates are moderate. The program's facilities are located in the heart of Capitol Hill with convenient access to buses, subway lines, commuter trains, Amtrak and bicycle rentals.