The International House was originally designed and built by 19th Century Italian architect Pasquale DeFalco as a grand family residence. Today, modern apartments house WISH interns in the historic Capitol Hill Neighborhood. Live just a few blocks from Barracks Row, whose Main Street is preserved by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Transportation is accessible from the Eastern Market Metro Station.

Its unique interior includes exposed brick in select units, spacious 10+ foot ceilings on the top floor, and updated improvements for furnished rentals. All the inclusive WISH amenities apply.

Apartments are two-bedroom, shared units. All apartments house students only, so you’ll live in a community of your peers. Just bring your bed linens and towels.

Students staying at The WISH International Student House enjoy amenities:

  • free wireless internet access
  • free cable TV
  • free utilities/air conditioning
  • fully furnished rooms
  • free laundry facilities
  • full kitchens (cookware/dishware/appliances)
  • weekly and emergency maintenance
  • 24-hour emergency contact
  • free social events sponsored by WISH
  • student-only building

This newly renovated pre-Civil War house is an inspirational setting for a community of students working in our nation’s capital. Apply for a spot now!

Visit the International House website for more details.

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

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

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

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