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School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

SAIS is an urban campus comprised of three buildings on Massachusetts Avenue in northwest Washington, DC. These are the Rome Building at 1619 Massachusetts Avenue, the Bernstein-Offit Building at 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, and the Nitze Building at 1740 Massachusetts Avenue. SAIS classes are held in all three buildings, while the library, student lounge, cafeteria, and most administrative offices are housed in the Nitze Building.

SAIS offers guided tours of our Washington, D.C. campus during open office hours, Monday through Friday, 2-5pm. One must first obtain a visitor pass at the front desk of the Nitze Building, then come to the Office of Admissions located on the third floor. The best time to visit SAIS is during the fall or spring semester.

Schools with classes and programs at SAIS: The School of Advanced International Studies


How to get to the SAIS campus
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Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036-1983

From I-95 (southbound): Take the Capital Beltway (I-95 and I-495) to Maryland 295 (the Baltimore-Washington Parkway) south, and follow the directions below.

From Maryland 295 (the Baltimore-Washington Parkway): Proceed south to the New York Avenue exit. Proceed along New York Avenue until you bear right onto L Street. After a few blocks, bear right onto Massachusetts Avenue. SAIS is at 1740 Massachusetts Avenue N.W., just beyond 17th Street.

From I-95 (northbound): Proceed north until the merger of I-95 and I-495, the Capital Beltway. At that point, do not get on the beltway; instead, take I-395 north towards Washington. Follow signs to the 14th Street Bridge. Once on 14th Street, proceed to Thomas Circle and exit the circle onto Massachusetts Avenue westbound (i.e., towards what was your left as you approached the circle). SAIS is at 1740 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., just beyond 17th Street.

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