There is no cost to attend the seminars. Admission to the program includes four nights of shared dormitory accommodation, breakfast and lunch, up to $300 stipend to offset travel expenses, and all classroom materials.
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. All applicants will be notified of their status by March 1, 2020. Applications received after March 1 will be accepted or waitlisted subject to availability.
If you have additional questions, please contact Dani Urankar, Operations Associate, at or (202) 629-9500.


There are three major airports in the Washington, DC region: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (airport code: DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (airport code: IAD) and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (airport code: BWI). All three offer multiple U.S. and international flights daily.

Traveling to DC from the airport

Reagan National Airport
Located just across the Potomac River in Virginia and the closest airport to DC. It is accesssible via its own Metro stop on the Blue and Yellow Lines. To catch a taxi, look for the official taxi stand outside of baggage claim. A ride into downtown DC will cost about $15-$20. Visit the Reagan Airport transportation and parking page for more information.
Washington Dulles Airport
Located 26 miles from DC in suburban Virginia. It has a dedicated access road that makes getting into the city efficient via car, taxi or airport shuttle. Washington Flyer taxi cabs exclusively serve Dulles Airport. Taxi stands are located outside the main terminal at Door 2 and Door 6. A ride into DC will cost about $60-$68.
Washington Flyer also offers a Silver Line Express Bus that drops off at the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail station about 15 minutes away. Silver Line Express Bus fare is $5 for one way. Purchase tickets inside the airport at Arrivals Door 4. Visit the Dulles Airport transportation and parking page for more information.
Baltimore-Washington International Airport
Located a bit further out in Baltimore, but frequently featuring better deals on flights. BWI Airport is accessible via an Amtrak train route that drops off at DC's Union Station. A reserved seat on the train will cost $15-$30. Visit the BWI Airport ground transportation page for more information.
Rental Cars
All three airports also have a variety of car rental desks. Check with your preferred car rental company for more information.

Local Ground Transportation

The closest metro stop to the National Seminar is the Foggy Bottom Metro stop.
Ride Sharing/Taxi
Ride sharing options (Lyft, Uber, Via, etc.) and taxis are readily available.