COVID-19 Update: As of Spring 2022, IIW is returning to fully in-person. Students will attend classes in-person and live in IIW designated housing. Internships may be in-person, virtual, or hybrid in nature.

Illinois in Washington currently houses students through the Washington Intern Housing Network (WIHN). Their website includes information about the various buildings that they manager.

Participants MUST live in IIW sponsored housing. The only exception to this requirement is if you have secured an internship that offers free housing. You will share your apartment with other students. In general, your roommates will be UIUC students, but on occasion, you will be housed with students from other universities.  You may request that you be housed with a particular student, although housing requests cannot always be granted. You can also request that you not share a bedroom with anyone else, but that option is generally more expensive. Please contact WINH directly concerning any housing questions or requests.

Student housing is available starting approximately one week before you the start of the semester, and one week after the last class. You can arrive before the start of the program and remain after it concludes, but you may need to pay additional housing costs to WIHN.

In terms of paying for housing, IIW will pay for your housing at the beginning of the semester, and will bill you for the cost of that housing via your student account. You may pay the cost of housing in any manner that would ordinarily be permitted for charges to your student account.

WIHN apartments are fully furnished, including pots, pans, and utensils. WIHN does ask that you bring the following:

  • Bed Linens for a standard twin size bed
  • Bath towels and toiletries
  • Laptop
  • Iron

See the WIHN Guide (http://thewihn.com/standard-items-list/) for additional information about is provided in each of the apartments. Please remember that most offices in Washington, DC, will expect you to wear business, or business casual, attire at work.

Your move-in packet, key, and room assignment are available from the front desk at your apartment building. Please email WIHN at info@thewihn.com prior to your arrival in Washington, DC, to let them know when you will be arriving so they can have your move-in material ready. If you have any concerns about your housing arrangements or accommodations, please contact WIHN as soon as possible.