English for Lawyers ProgramStudents at the 3 week SLEI session

Accommodations and Other Info

Visa Information

Since ELP is only a 3-week program with fewer than 18 hours of weekly classroom time, it does not fulfill the time requirements of an F1 student visa. In general, participants will have to obtain a tourist visa to attend ELP. Attendees who are from a country that participates in the Visa Waiver Program MUST apply online at the Visa Waiver Program application page. The authorization is through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA).

Health Insurance

Please be advised that the English for Lawyers Program does not provide health insurance to its participants. Before you come to ELP please be sure to review your current health insurance policy and its regulations for travel abroad. You should bring copies of your health insurance information with you upon arrival, in the event of an emergency.


*Housing is not included in the price for ELP.
University housing is available for the English for Lawyers Program and registration for university housing is now available. ELP has reserved suite style rooms and regular style housing on American University's main campus for its participants. Students can reserve a single or double room on main campus directly through the Office of Housing and Dining. The 2017 room rates are $77.00/night for a single room and $63.00/night for a double room. Note: these rates do not include a 14.5% hotel tax. In order to register, please go to: English for Lawyers Program Summer Housing. Please contact conferences@american.edu for any questions concerning housing for ELP.

American University Main Campus Housing Includes:

  • Shared bathroom with 2-3 other people.
  • Kitchen facilities (no kitchen utensils).
  • Option of eating at main campus dining facility (price of each meal not included in housing cost).
  • Laundry facilities (price for laundry not included in housing cost).
  • Free access to American University gym.
  • Free linens including bed sheets, blanket, pillow, and towel.
  • Free wireless internet access.
  • More information on renting refrigerators can be found here: https://www.myfridgerental.com/index.php.

If you are interested in other housing options, here is a list of local hotels in the area. LEP 3 week participants

Airport Information

There are three major airports in the Washington, DC area : Dulles International Airport, Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport, and Reagan National Airport. American University Washington College of Law is located in Northwest DC at 4300 Nebraska Ave. NW Washington, DC 20016. AU is located on the redline at the AU/Tenleytown stop. There is a shuttle service that will bring you directly from the metro to the university for free. The law school is less than a mile from the metro. You can find more information about the DC metro system at: wmata.com.

Taxis from the airport to the law school can sometimes be expensive. There are other shuttle services such as Super Shuttle that are less expensive and offer door to door service. The Super Shuttle counters are located near the taxi area. You can also take the Washington Flier.

Phone Information

There are several stores in the AU/Tenleytown area where you can purchase "pay as you go" phones. They are inexpensive and are great for short term use in the US. You can also view our other listings of cell phone providers.