Convenient Housing with UK Students

Fostering a continued sense of community is an important part of the program experience. The university encourages students to manage interpersonal relationships, gain a better understanding of themselves and the diversity of their peers, and promote connections with campus by requiring participating students to live in program-organized housing. The university works with local providers to place participants in students-only, fully furnished, Metro accessible housing, located in downtown DC. The University of Kentucky Code of Student Conduct rules apply to students living in DC housing during their internship period. 

Properties generally include utilities, cable TV, wireless internet access, full kitchens, dishware, cookware and appliances (toaster, microwave, coffeepot, etc.), free laundry facilities (irons/ironing boards), and emergency maintenance. Residents are required to provide their own phone service, bed linens, and towels. Parking accommodations are not included with housing.

Housing cost are billed through the regular UK billing process. Estimates are subject to change, but as of January 2021, it is approximately $5,000 for the semester, plus a $200 refundable security deposit.


Information for internship participants:

  • Prior to arriving in Washington, DC, internship participants must contact their housing provider by email to coordinate arrival and copy the Internship Director and DC Program Coordinator.
  • Participants must specify a date and time when they will retrieve keys and sign any housing rules agreement. 
  • Upon signing the housing agreement, the housing provider will provide the student with his/her/their room assignment.
  • Students may request a roommate, but it must be communicated in writing to the steering committee prior to the student's DC departure.