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Preparing for Graduate Student Life


Find your unique place in our community while connecting with graduate students from different programs – each with varying experiences and interests – all while taking advantage of our location in a vibrant city, full of opportunities.

  • Graduate Student Induction: USILD’s welcoming events for all new graduate students

  • Graduate Housing: Learn more about housing options for graduate students

  • International Student Services: Incoming international students can connect with the International Student Services team at

  • Financial Support: Be sure to review all options regarding merit-based aid and need-based aid; you can contact the Graduate Financial team at for additional assistance

  • Graduate Student Life: A guide for housing, transportation, and life in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia as well as information about the graduate student community; questions about graduate student life should be directed to the Graduate Student Affairs team at

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