About Our Students
WISH Welcomes Students from the US and Around the World
Interns and students from all over the world wish to experience living in the US. We host interns from over 25 countries who dream of having an adventure in DC, our Nation’s Capitol. There’s NO BETTER WAY to absorb the culture and lifestyle of our country than living with other Americans! And our US students get to meet people from international cultures including interns from across the US.
The DC Experience
The whole world is represented in Washington, DC, and a large network of students and interns live at WISH. Students make lifelong friends and colleagues when they engage in the culture of DC through the WISH community. Meet and network with your peers at WISH free events. View the Calendar of Events
See event photos on our Facebook page. Our receptions, social mixers, outings and speaker series are free to all residents. Have a recommendation/request for an event you’d like WISH to host? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know!
Live in a Safe Neighborhood
Security on Capitol Hill is very important due to the proximity of the Congressional Members and federal government workers. In addition to the DC Metropolitan Police, also present are the Capitol Hill Police 24 hours a day. The Supreme Court and the National Parks Police are also here.
Living in WISH Housing
Move in with your suitcase, bedding and towels; we’ll provide the rest!
WISH short-term housing is furnished with a bed, desk, dresser, living area, cookware, dishes, utensils, ironing board and appliances, and offers free laundry facilities in your unit or building. Amenities include:
- All utilities
- Air conditioning/heating
- Wi-Fi, and cable TV included
- 24-hour emergency staffing.
Come and stay with WISH for the experience of a lifetime!
I had one of the best experiences of my life in DC, and a big part of it was WISH. They have social events planned ahead of time so you meet other interns and network. No one is going to be bored or feel homesick.”
Andy G., Intern
“Staying in WISH housing was great! I was close to everything, my room was perfect and right on Capitol Hill. Best of all, I made friends for life.”
Stacey B, Atlanta
Great location, convenient to Capitol Hill offices. Excellent room-mates! I WISH I had discovered you earlier! I’ll be back.”
James Martin, Congressional Committee Intern