For Colleges and Universities
WISH Housing and Residential Life Services
WISH is a platform for Colleges and Universities that seek a greater presence in Washington, DC.
For schools, here are some advantages to leasing with WISH:
TERM: Year round or academic year leases offer more flexibility with dates for semester and quarter terms. Leases can run for calendar or academic years. Or, contract one semester at a time.
GROUPS: WISH can place your group in housing together or in a building with students from across the country and around the world. If your school can’t fill a preferred location, we can work with you to assign students from other programs to your building.
View our Video
Locations, Rates and Payment
LOCATION: Schools can pick a location they prefer for all their students. All WISH locations, large or small, house student interns only, are in the historic District, furnished, and Metro accessible. Townhouses and apartment buildings are available. WISH has owned and operated on Capitol Hill for over 25 years.
RENTAL RATES Groups rates are available, and terms can be negotiated for 1-5 years. Leases can run for calendar or academic years.
PAYMENTS: Purchasing orders are preferred, but payment by students is acceptable.
CLASSROOMS: For partner schools, WISH provides a weekly classroom at no additional cost.
RECEPTIONS: The WISH ballroom located two blocks from the U.S. Capitol is available for fundraising and alumni events at no cost. Schools just pay for catering.
ORIENTATION: Classrooms are open for orientation at move in with no additional cost. WISH staff can speak at your orientation regarding housing policies and procedures, Washington, DC and the neighborhood.
Our internship placement and oversight services are meant to help you brand your own Washington program.
We couple these internships with WISH intern and faculty housing and classrooms, creating a platform for your college to establish a presence in the nation’s Capital.
Your students and you will move in with a suitcase and a syllabus, and all the credit stays on campus.
Aside from branding your Washington semester as your own program, you will be providing valuable faculty development.
Use our Capitol Hill reception facilities for your alumni and enrollment events, and as a venue to interface with your Congressional delegation.
Brand Your Program
For interns from far away, nothing can beat the friendliness, convenience and sense of being there that WISH provides.”
Professor Don deBats, Flinders University, Australia
“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