There is no cost to attend the seminars. Teachers, however, are responsible for their transportation to and accommodations in Washington, DC, and may apply for scholarship support of up to $1,000 to offset travel expenses. To be considered for a scholarship, please complete the required sections during the registration process.
To apply for a scholarship, please complete the form by March 1, 2018 . All applicants will be notified of their status by April 1, 2018.
If you have additional questions, please contact Dr. Murray Bessette, director of academic programs, 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 Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro stop.
Ride Sharing/Taxi
Ride sharing options (Uber, Lyft, Via, etc.) and taxis are readily available.


These hotels are located close to the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.
Courtyard Marriott Washington Convention Center
900 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 638-4600
Fairfield Inn & Suites
500 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 289-5959
Hampton Inn Washington
901 6th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 842-2500
Hotel Harrington
436 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 628-8140
Kimpton Hotel Monaco
700 F St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 628-7177
Kimpton George Hotel
15 E St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 347-4200
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 737-1234
Washington Court Hotel
525 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 628-2100
The Liaison Capitol Hill
415 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 638-1616
Airbnb is available in Washington, DC.