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Summer Residential Program



If a traditional fall or spring semester experience will not fit into your undergraduate plan of study, our Summer Residential Program is a great alternative!  The Summer Residential Program allows you to live in our fully furnished penthouse condos in Rosslyn, VA while you take on an internship in our Nation's Capital during your summer break.


The Summer 2021 Program is open from Saturday, May 8th, 2021 to Sunday, August 15th, 2021. Residents have the choice of staying with us a minimum of 10 weeks or a maximum of 14 weeks during that timeframe. Weeks are only calculated from weekend to weekend. If you would prefer to move in during the week, you will be charged as if you were moving in the weekend prior. 10 weeks is the minimum length of stay; if you wish to stay less than 10 weeks you will still be billed for 10 weeks. 

Space in the Summer Residential Program is limited, and applicants are accepted in the order in which their application and deposit is received. Please see below for eligibility information. Internship assistance is available as needed to students from our member institutions. 

Please see below for our COVID-19 Rules and Regulations. The dates of the Summer Residential Program are subject to change given the state of the COVID-19 pandemic and any state regulations in place at the time. Any changes to the Summer Residential Program will be reflected on this site.


Please complete the application form below and submit it to LCWS by email (, mail, or fax.


Your application is not considered to be complete until we have also received your $300 Application and Damage Deposit. You may pay your Application and Damage Deposit by check or PayPal (email to set up PayPal payment). Your Application and Damage Deposit is held throughout your stay and completely refundable, pending full payments to your financial account and the condition of your condo upon move out. The Application and Damage Deposit is also refundable for the Summer 2021 session if the COVID-19 pandemic forces us to change the dates of the Summer Residential Program and a previously accepted student is no longer able to participate due to that change.

Summer Residential Program Application Form (PDF)

Deadlines and Eligibility

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until space is filled. 

The Summer Residential Program is available to individuals over the age of 18 who are undergraduate students, recent graduates, and/or graduate students who are in good standing with their school.


The Summer Residential Program fees cover all amenities including WiFi, water, electric, laundry facilities, cable, furnishings, and access to the River Place gym and pool (pending availability due to the COVID-19 pandemic). All you need to pack is your bedding, towels, and clothes! All of our condos are 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom penthouse units.


The Summer Residential Program costs $250/week/person for a double room (you would share a bedroom and bathroom with 1 roommate, in an apartment with 1-2 other people) or $300/week/person for a single room (you would have your own bedroom and bathroom in an apartment with 1 or 2 other people). 

Alums of our fall or spring programs get 25% off the cost of their stay in the Summer Residential Program! Also, if you pay your deposit on your stay before April 15th, 2021, you will get a free week! 

Full payment, or arrangements to make payment, must be made prior to moving in.

For current students pursuing internships for credit, please be advised that financial aid may be limited, or unavailable during the summer.  Students should check with their schools as early as possible to see if any financial aid is available.

COVID-19 Rules and Regulations

Prior to moving in to the Summer Residential Program, students will have to share documentation of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Then, after arrival, students will be required to self-isolate from others, including their roommate(s), until they produce a second negative COVID-19 PCR test result, taken 3-5 days after arrival. LCWS will share information on how to get tested for free after arrival in the area. If the guidance on travel into the Washington, DC area changes, this approach to arrival may change as well. All updates will be reflected on this site.

Upon being accepted into the program Summer Residential students will have to sign documentation agreeing to responsibility in protecting the wellbeing of the community and agreeing to abide by all federal, state, city, and LCWS mandates, policies, protocols, and procedures related to COVID-19.

Students who wish to participate in the Summer Residential Program are strongly encouraged to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it is available to them. Documentation of a COVID-19 vaccine will exempt any student from the testing rules above. A COVID-19 vaccine may become required to participate in the program if it becomes readily available to college-aged individuals prior to the summer program starting.


The dates and rules of the summer program are subject to change given the state of the COVID-19 pandemic and any state regulations in place at the time. Any changes will be reflected on this site.