The founding fathers knew that a great nation needed a great capital, and Washington DC does not disappoint. A stronghold in the history of the United States, this is the heart of American power. And it’s a heart with a funky beat, as one of the great cities of blues, funk and jazz music.
Crossed by the Potomac River, with many museums, memorials and iconic monuments scattered all over town, the epicentre of US politics provides an awe-inspiring setting for an English course. On the eastern bank of the river, you will be greeted by the prestige of George Washington University and the tranquillity of Potomac Park before finally reaching the stately facade of the White House. This is the cultural and cosmopolitan heart of Washington, ranked by Forbes as the third happiest US city for young professionals. Across the river, Arlington County in the state of Virginia is known for its highly multicultural population and as the location of the Pentagon, home to the US Department of Defence. An English course in Washington is your chance to discover the story of the USA!