Logistical Information

Before, during, and after your time at this year's IBC

The information below pertains to the 2016 course iteration.

Getting Here

By Air

Washington DC is served by three airports.

The closest, Reagan Washington National Airport, is a 10-15 minute Metro ride to Rosslyn Metro, the closest Metro station to Georgetown University. (For Metro schedules, click HERE.)

Washington Dulles International Airport is about an hour’s taxi ride to the university (fare around $60). Or, you can take the SilverLineExpress bus ($5) to Wiehle-Reston East Metro stop 10 minutes away (for schedule click HERE) and then take the Silver Line Metro to Rosslyn (for schedule click HERE). Or, you can take the Metro bus number 5A from the airport to Rosslyn Metro station (fare around $6; for schedule, click HERE.)

Baltimore Washington International Airport is a 30 minute train ride to Union Station in Washington DC. (For Amtrak website, click HERE.) From Union Station you can take the Metro to Rosslyn.

By Rail

The Rosslyn Metro Station is a 10 minute taxi ride—or a 20–30 minute walk—across the river to the University.

A Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle (GUTS) bus runs regularly from Rosslyn to Georgetown’s main campus dates. The GUTS stop is a minute’s walk from the Rosslyn Metro exit, outside the Holiday Inn Key Bridge hotel, at the intersection of N Moore St and 19th St.

Once you have registered for the IBC, you will be able to ride the university shuttle buses, which are free, by showing your IBC name tag to the driver.

(For GUTS shuttle bus schedules, click HERE.) You can view the on-campus location of the GUTS bus stop on the map below.

By Car

Visitor Parking is accessible via the Canal Road entrance to the University (for a map of the university, click HERE). It costs $20 per day, or $3 per hour, payable only in cash.

On-street parking in Georgetown is strictly controlled and fines are steep, but pay-by-phone meters have made on-street parking a better option in recent years.

Take a look at the on-campus parking entrance and on-street options near the main campus gates on the map below.

Staying Here


A block of rooms is being held for IBC participants at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn @ Key Bridge on campus for a discounted rate.

Directions to the campus hotel from the GUTS shuttle stop and from the hotel to the IBC registration desk are available on the map below.

Participants interested in staying off-campus might try the nearby Key Bridge Marriott.

Once You’re Here


The Registration Desk is located in the Copley Formal Lounge, and staffed from 9–5 all week.

From Main Gates: Follow the diagonal sidewalk on the right (by the flagpoles) across the front lawn. The entrance to Copley Formal Lounge is located at the end of the walkway on the left-hand side. There is a small staircase leading up to the door on the side of Copley Hall, directly adjacent to Red Square, an open brick plaza.


All lectures are held in the Copley Formal Lounge.

Small Group Sessions

Small groups are generally held in classrooms in the Intercultural Center (ICC). You’ll receive information about your small group leader, members, and classroom location at the Registration Desk.


Breakfast and lunch, and tea/coffee after each plenary lecture, are included in the registration fee. Meal service will begin with lunch on Tuesday, June 7, and end with the closing reception on Friday, June 10. Meals are served in the Faculty Club located in the Leavey Center.

A popular cafeteria/bar on campus, Epicurean, is only a couple of minutes’ walk from Copley. Beyond its legendary salad bar and intimate sushi bar, it also serves a variety of sandwiches, burgers, and pizza.

For dinner, there are several restaurants within walking distance of the university. Get the full Georgetown ambiance at underground restaurant/bar The Tombs, just a block from the main gate. A few blocks further afield, get a classic American dinner at Clyde’s or Martin’s Tavern, or a light dinner at sweetgreen, a fast-growing salad and yogurt chain founded by Georgetown graduates. Interested in fine dining? You can’t do much better than Georgetown’s legendary 1789 Restaurant, also just a block from the main gates.

All these dining options are marked on the map below.


The weather in DC in June is often pleasant, but it can get humid. Since all interior spaces will be air-conditioned, you may wish to bring a light sweater.

IBC Campus Map

Click, pan, and zoom on the map below to explore important points of interest.


Please contact Victoria Kanellopoulos at vk196@georgetown.edu with queries prior to the IBC.

During the IBC, direct questions to the Registration Desk in Copley Formal Lounge, staffed from 9–5 all week.