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Washington is an international meeting place, an historical city and a bustling, fast-paced place to visit or live.  Getting there and getting around the first few weeks can be an adventure, especially for those not familiar with the area.  Information to assist parents and families with their travel plans is included here; please contact the MIW Office ( or call 734.615.6491) if you have questions that aren't covered.  

  • How do I get to DC?  
  • How do I get around once I get there (students don't keep cars in Washington)?  
  • Where do I stay when I get there?
  • Where do we park? 
  • Where should we eat?
  • Where can I do general shopping (for items needed in the residence hall)?
  • What entertainment and tours do you suggest for first time visitors?  

Be sure to explore the material in this section to find the answers to these and other questions!