Why should I study English in Washington DC?
DC is a highly accessible city.
DC has three airports, a robust Metro system, and pedestrian-friendly sidewalks, making it extremely easy to navigate.
DC is popular!
The city attracts over 1.8 million visitors per year.
DC = nexus of power.
DC is a power center with a strong economy. Everything is happening here: business, finance, (international and national) politics, journalism, law, and so forth. Your students will have access to leaders in the political sphere, world diplomacy, media, research and industry, plus to dozens of the top colleges and universities in the US. Furthermore, employment rates in and around DC are also among the highest with many of the best paid professions in the country. Opportunities for internships, networking, life-long connections are all here.
DC belongs to the globe.
A true global village, DC is home to people of all different cultures, plus more than 150 embassies and international cultural centers.
Celebrate! Celebrate! Celebrate!
Festivals, special events, citywide conventions and cultural events are always on the calendar in DC, giving inlingua Washington DC students the chance to immerse themselves in the American experience. Inlingua Washington DC also has its own host of social activities every month, and coordinators actively involved in helping students know what’s going on in and around the city.
Washington DC is rich in history, as is evident in the countless historic sites within the district and in the surrounding area.
Here are some facts worth knowing about this dynamic, ever-changing, richly-historic city:
Washington, DC Demographic information
- Population: 601,723 in the District of Columbia, with 6,097,684 in the greater Washington DC metro area.
- 47% male and 53% female
- Greater Washington has the best educated workforce in the U.S. with 49% of DC residents holding a bachelor’s degree or higher (compared to 28% of the general U.S. population) and 22% possessing a graduate or professional degree.
- DC’s population is 9% Hispanic/Latino (compared to 16% of U.S. population).
- Median age: 33.8
- Average household size: 2.11 people per household
- Median household income: $58,526
- Flower: American Beauty Rose
- Bird: Wood Thrush
- Tree: Scarlet Oak
- Motto: “Justitia Omnibus,” which is Latin for “Justice for All.”
- Song: “Washington,” written by Jimmie Dodd, a former Mouseketeer, in 1951.
- Seal: DC’s official seal has a picture of a woman, who represents Justice, hanging a wreath on a statue of George Washington.
(Source: US Census Bureau, 2010, Bureau of Labor & Statistics, 2006-2010 and Greater Washington Initiative Analysis, 2011)