Housing Information


The Arbitration Summer Session does not provide housing for Summer
Program participants. However, there are a number of places participants can look to find housing. Please note that hotels are often cheaper booked via travel websites such as www.hotels.com, www.expedia.com, www.travelocity.com, www.iloveinns.com or www.airbnb.com.

We have assembled a hotel guide to help you find your accommodations in Washington, D.C. Please click here.

Click here to see special rate provided by Days Inn Washington DC - Connecticut Avenue for Summer Program participants

Dormitory Option:

A block of rooms at American University’s Cassell Hall have been reserved for participants attending the International Arbitration Summer Program. Single and double accommodations in the residence halls are available. The residence halls feature 24-hour complex desk operations, air conditioning, twin size beds, all linens, and semi-private bathrooms. Cassell Hall houses students in 4 person or 6 person suite-style housing. Each suite had a common living area furnished with a couch, coffee table, dinner table, and chairs as well as individual bathrooms for the suite. Each room in the suite is furnished with a desk, chairs, standard twin bed, two sets of drawers, and a wardrobe. 

American University is conveniently located less than a mile away from the Tenleytown-AU metro stop and the University offers a free shuttle from main campus to the metro and to WCL throughout the day.

Please click here for more information on Cassell Hall.

Other amenities include, cable television hookup, wireless high-speed internet, individual room air-conditioning units, and access to laundry facilities. Also parking and gym access are available to summer students during their stay at AU at no additional cost.

Each individual guest must make a reservation.

2015 fees:
Single Occupancy Room: $91.60/night
Double Occupancy Room: $72.14 person/night

The fees include the 14.5% hotel tax.

Front Desk: The main front desk for all of South Side (Anderson, Centennial, and Letts Halls) will be the Anderson Front Desk. The Anderson Front Desk will be open 24 hours a day should a guest lose their keys or need assistance in an emergency.

Parking: All guests staying on campus are eligible for a parking permit. The cost of the permit is included in the cost of housing. Participants not staying on campus are required to pay to park. There is a shuttle that runs from main campus to the Nebraska lot to the metro station.

Kitchen: There is a community kitchen on each floor of the residence hall; however, there are no cooking supplies or dishes.

Phones: There are no phones for guests to use in the residence hall. Pay-as-you-go phones can be purchased from area retailers.

Linens: Each guest will be provided with 2 sheets, a blanket, and a towel. The linens can be changed once a week upon request from the program coordinator.

Directions: You can take a taxi, or a cheaper alternative is the Super Shuttle shared van service. When you arrive at the Airport, follow the signs to ground transportation and look for the blue and yellow Super Shuttle reservations desk. Give them the address below.

American University - Cassell Hall
4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016

Please arrive at Cassell Hall front desk with an ID to check in.

How to apply:

To apply please click here, select "Summer Intern Registration" and complete the form.

FULL payment is due in advance and must be paid through the registration page.

Rooms will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Contact Housing & Dining Programs by phone at (202) 885-8247 or by email at conferences@american.edu if you have any questions regarding accommodations.

Cancellations will receive a full refund if cancelled in writing to conferences@american.edu 48 hours prior to check-in. No refund is available for cancellations within 48 hours of check-in. You will not be able to check-out during your stay, including weekends.

Once you submit the application, you should receive a confirmation email. Room assignments will be finalized in early May and you will receive a bill via email with instructions on payment options.

If you have any questions, please contact directly:

Brandy V. Durham
Intern and Guest Housing Coordinator
American University
Housing and Dining Programs
: (202) 885-8247
: 202.885.1154