/ Washington Honors Semester

Life in Washington

By virtue of its status as the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., is steeped in rich American history and diverse international cultures.

Washington Honors Semester students at a rallyMany Washington Honors Semester students enjoy their experience so much that they move back after graduation, making D.C. one of the largest and most active centers of Hope alumni.

Living Independently

Washington Honors Semester participants live with other Hope students in a program-arranged apartment complex. Students will gain the experience of commuting daily to work, shopping for groceries in an urban environment and preparing their own food.

During free time, enjoy the capital’s bustling nightlife or take advantage of many free museums and attractions. There is also a wide range of churches and denominations for worship.

While in Washington, students will learn how to navigate the city using the Metro mass transit system, which is convenient, safe and inexpensive. One of the best and cheapest forms of transportation is walking, which is easy to do in a very compact capital city. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Washington, and there are many inexpensive flight options into the city. Students also have the option of keeping a personal car with them during the semester.