Off-Campus Resources

There are many different ways to get support as an international student.

Here we describe some of the resources available in the DC area.

English Spanish Conversation Hour

This conversation group meets at the Takoma Park Neighborhood library twice a month for discussions in both Spanish and English.

Washington DC Italian Meetup Group

This group offers a variety of events centered around Italian culture, such as conversation groups, cultural events, and film screenings.

Washington Chinese Language Meetup Group

This group offers conversation groups, film screenings, and cultural outings centered around Chinese language and culture.

Goethe Institut Washington

The DC location of this cultural institute promotes German language and culture. In addition to language classes, the Goethe Institut offers cultural events throughout the year.

Grocery Stores

Looking for a grocery store that carries specialty foods and ingredients from home? Consider some of these listed below:


Chinatown Market
521 H Street, NW

Da Hsin Trading Company

811 7th St NW

Hana Japanese Market

2004 17th St NW

Arab/Middle Eastern

Khartoum Grocery & Halal Meat
2116 18th St NW
202- 265-7100

Halalco Supermarket

155 Hillwood Ave
Falls Church, VA


3301 New Mexico Ave NW
Ste 117 & 121


Habesha Market and Carry-out
1919 9th St NW