Housing Information


The Brazil-US Legal and Judicial Studies Program 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, or www.travelocity.com.

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Dormitory option:

A block of rooms at American University’s Centennial Hall have been
reserved for participants attending the Brazil-US Legal and Judicial Systems Summer Program. Single and double accommodations in the residence halls are available. The residence halls feature 24-hour complex desk operations, air conditioning, wireless internet access, parking, twin size beds, all linens, and semi-private bathrooms. American University is conveniently located less than a mile 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 complete and return the housing request form if you wish to make a reservation. Each individual guest must make a reservation.

2013 Fees:
Single Occupancy Room: $75.00 /night
Double Occupancy Room: $50.00 /person/night

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

Parking: All guests staying on campus are eligible for a parking permit. The cost of the permit is included in the cost of housing. The parking permit will
be for the Nebraska parking lot, located on the corner of Nebraska Avenue
and New Mexico Avenue. Participants not staying on campus are welcome to pay to park at the Nebraska lot (pay upon arrival). 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. They can purchase pay-as-you-go phones 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 Centennial Residence Hal
4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016

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

How to apply:

To apply for on campus housing at American University, please

Complete and return the housing request form to:

Housing & Dining Programs, American University
Attn: Off-Campus & Guest Housing Coordinator
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016
FAX: 001-202-885-1154
EMAIL: summerhousing@american.edu

FULL payment is due in advance and must be returned with this form (unless you intend to pay cash on arrival). Acceptable methods of payment include check (payable to American University), money order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.

Rooms will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Contact Housing & Dining Programs by phone at (202) 885-3370 or by email at summerhousing@american.edu) if you have any questions regarding accommodations.

Cancellations will receive a full refund if cancelled in writing to summerhousing@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 AU Housing and Dining Services directly at summerhousing@american.edu or by telephone at (202) 885-3370.