Life in Washington DC

Before moving to DC

15 Things to Know Before Moving to Washington DC

Local Tourist Information

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Destination DC


American Road Signs

General Road Rules in America

Driving in State

DC Department of Motor Vehicles

DC Drivers License Information



Yearly Weather in Washington DC

Activities with children

Kid Friendly DC

Washington DC with Kids

DC Cool Kids


Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Two major airports- Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport

Available Universities

While in the US, all au pairs must complete six semester hours of higher education at an accredited post-secondary institution as part of J-1 visa requirements. Host families reimburse up to $500 for the cost of tuition and related materials including books and supplies.

All payments for tuition, books, fees, and materials that exceed the host family’s contribution are the responsibility of the au pair. If you do not use the complete amount, the education stipend is not paid to the au pair in cash. An au pair will not be able to extend their stay without first completing their educational requirement.

University NameWebsiteSpecial Programs
Corcoran College of Art and
Georgetown Universitywww.georgetown.eduPart Time Continuing English Program
Howard Universitywww.howard.eduProgram for Academic Support and Services-ESL
International Language
Lado International
U.S. Department of Agriculture Graduate
University of the District of