Welcome to Washington, DC!

ACA’s program gives you the chance to spend a memorable three weeks in the nation’s ultimate capital. Ask Hub City residents what makes their hometown great and you’re going to hear plenty, from American history to pro sports loyalty. ACA’s Washington, D.C. program is set on the picturesque campus of The George Washington University, in the trendy Foggy Bottom neighborhood, a beautiful balance of residential relaxation with easy access to one of America’s most exciting cities. You’ll get to enjoy everything that makes D.C. great – especially in the summer! Located in a safe, upscale neighborhood, GW is minutes from terrific shopping in Georgetown and Friendship Heights, and offers close access to the National Mall, White House, Embassy Row and all the other attractions that define D.C. Students ready to experience life at a top-caliber university will find ACA’s Washington, D.C. program unrivaled!

Your Stay with ACA

Rest easy, because ACA understands the importance of being comfortable in your home away from home. GW’s residences feature the comfort, safety and cleanliness you expect from ACA, including air conditioning! You’ll have easy access to all courses and activities, and you’ll be just steps from downtown D.C. This prime location offers easy access to the attractions, entertainment and shopping that make Washington, D.C. a world-class city. Our goal is to consistently create an environment where you’ll be able to concentrate on getting the most out of your summer – staying relaxed, refreshed and ready to excel.

 Amazing Activities

Afternoons and evenings are yours to enjoy. Polish your backhand, toss a Frisbee on the National Mall, shop ’til you drop or be the first to see one of the summer’s blockbuster flicks. The Smithsonian and the monuments are a must! See how the president lives in a tour of the White House, watch your senator in action at the U.S. Capitol, kayak the Potomac and check out the latest gear at the International Spy Museum. This world-class city offers endless unique diversions, and ACA helps you find the ones that interest you most.

The Finest Fitness Facilities

You’ll have full access to work out facilities, recreational sports and plenty of other athletic options during your stay. You can always lace up your running shoes for a cross-campus jog, or hit the gym to pump some iron or get moving on an elliptical trainer. Outdoor tennis courts, indoor squash courts and plenty of other options are sure to keep you busy. Of course, a game of touch football or a little Frisbee is always a campus classic. Just make sure to pack your workout gear!

Safety and Supervision

ACA has always been committed to absolute safety for every student. We maintain a ten-to-one student-to-staff ratio – one of the lowest in the industry – to ensure everyone gets the unmatched attention and unique personalized programs they deserve. As part of our commitment to student safety, ACA staff members live on student-occupied floors, accompany students on all activities and excursions, and are always equipped with cellphones for emergencies.

Travel to DC

We recommend that students fly nonstop to Washington’s Dulles International Airport. There they will be met by ACA staff members, who will escort them to comfortable, air-conditioned shuttles for the short trip to The George Washington University campus. Of course, parents are also welcome to drive students to ACA directly. Contact our office for further information on any of these travel options including group flights.




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