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For a step by step breakdown of everything you’ll need to do before arriving in Washington, visit Preparing to Go.
If you’re having trouble packing or don’t know what will be provided for you, be sure to visit What to Bring.
Getting excited about living in a new city?
Wondering how to get around in DC? Don’t know how to get from the airport to SIW? Please consult the Transportation page.
Mt Vernon and Gettysburg? The Washington National Opera and the National Symphony Orchestra? Field trips beyond DC? Find out more about cultural events.
What is a day in the life of a BSIW student like? How much free time will I have? Can SIW accommodate varsity athletes?