American Homestay Network – Washington, D.C.

The history of Washington, D.C. is tied to its role as the capital of the United States. President George Washington selected the location of the District of Columbia. Washington, D.C. is located between Virginia and Maryland on the north bank of the Potomac River. It is the home of all three branches of the federal government, as well as the White House, the Supreme Court, and the Capitol Building. More than 500,000 people reside in the city.

Fun Facts About Washington, D.C.

  • DC residents drink more wine per capita than residents of any of the 50 states.
  • Three alligators have lived in the White House.
  • Washington, D.C. was actually built on a mosquito-infested swamp.
  • The seventh inning stretch in baseball originated in Washington, D.C.
  • The Library of Congress is the biggest library of the world.

Homestay Parter Institutions in Washington, D.C.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Recognized as one of America’s leading universities dedicated to psychology and related health sciences, The Chicago School has developed programs that are built to prepare graduates to face the challenges of a global society.  The Chicago School’s campus in Northwest Washington, D.C. is at the center of U.S. political and governmental affairs, contributing to significant networking and field work opportunities with health care and social service organizations as well as assistance-based government agencies. AHN provides students a great place to start their time with a welcome package and hosts near campus.

Other Schools in the Washington, D.C.

  • Georgetown University
  • George Washington University
  • American University
  • Catholic University of America
  • George Mason University

Explore The City is a collection of groups that put on events called meetups. You can join groups based on your interests. It is a great way to meet new people in Boston. Here are few groups to start out with:

Explore all of the National Mall and Smithsonian Museums for free!


Washington, D.C. was founded on July 16th, 1790. It is unique among many cities because it was established by the Constitution of the United States to serve as the capital.  President George Washington selected the location of the city. During the War of 1812, the city was nearly destroyed. The McMillan plan was proposed in 1901 to reconstruct the public buildings. The National Mall was established and many of the monuments and museums were built here.