William and Mary

Life in DC


There is no residency requirement for the W&M Washington Winter Seminar. Students may choose to live at home or another housing arrangement, or they can live in the W&M leased apartments at the Buchanan in Arlington, VA, just 5 Metro stops from downtown DC.

If you choose to live in the Buchanan during the Winter Seminar, there is the additional cost of $500 for the duration. 

  • Students living in the Buchanan will move in Saturday, January 3rd and move out Tuesday, January 13th.
Make the most of your time in the city.

Hear from former students of our 2014 Winter Seminar about taking classes in Washington, DC:

  • “The most interesting aspect of the class was developing a frame of reference for the powerful ways our domestic politics really intertwine with our foreign affairs policies, and how pressures from one influence the other. It’s not something we ordinarily think about, but it’s a remarkable thing for one to witness what a large role our foreign interests have in shaping our domestic ones, and vice versa.” -Efe Brock '13

  • “[The class was] a chance for us to begin to understand how the mysterious world of D.C. works before being thrown into it after leaving the comforting halls of William & Mary … or in Professor Evans’ own terms ‘demystifying the process.’” -Allie Rosenbluth '15