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Throughout the duration of your stay on the PSU campus, you will be housed in Portland State's Broadway Residence Hall. Rooms will be assigned by pairs. Rooms come with the following amenities: bedding, towels, fan, and bathroom/shower. There is a lounge area and laundry facilities are also available for use. A full tour and orientation of the facilities will be provided upon arrival.


PSU staff will distribute a per diem allowance to SLP students for use at a variety of local dining options near campus and throughout Portland. Each dorm room is equipped with a stove-top, refrigerator, a small kitchenette and basic cooking and eating utensils for students to prepare their own meals. Some meals may also be cooked together family-style.

Computer & Internet Access

Computer labs are located throughout the PSU campus and available for student use. Most labs contain a number of PCs and Macs that you can log into and use for internet access, as well as printing needs.

In addition, wi-fi connections are available all throughout campus, so please feel free to bring your laptop if you wish to do so. Further instructions on wi-fi use and lab login will be provided upon arrival.

Student Recreation Center

You will have free access to PSU's Student Rec Center throughout the duration of your stay. The Rec Center is located on the Northeast corner of campus, just a few blocks from Ondine. It includes a two-court gymnasium, a three-lane running track that runs 1/11 miles long, a synthetic floor gymnasium equipped with dasher boards for floor hockey and indoor soccer, a large cardiovascular and weight training facility, 2 multi-purpose group fitness suites, an aquatic complex including a lap pool and whirlpool spa, new locker rooms, and a bouldering wall. The facility will be open all days of the week for recreational use.


PSU's Millar Library provides access to onsite books, periodicals, audio/video materials, and exhibits, as well as web resources for research. The library features a large computer lab, ample student study space, a coffee shop, and around-the-clock research support from librarians.

Financial Information

The Student Leaders Program will cover costs for the following: lodging, transportation, food, scheduled activity fees, and academic supplies. For air travel, SLP will only cover the cost of ONE piece of luggage, so please plan accordingly if you plan to bring more than one large suitcase (airlines charge anywhere between $20 and $50 for additional checked bags).

In addition, you are expected to bring your own spending money for non-program activities such as personal shopping, which will not be covered by the program. SLP will provide further information on currency exchange, bank accounts, and ATM access as needed.

Medical Care

In case of an emergency, or if you have a condition that requires medical attention, we will notify your emergency contact immediately and likely take you to one of the following nearby medical facilities:

You will receive insurance information upon arrival in Washington, D.C.

Religious Services

There are several mosques, churches and other places of worship located near the Portland State campus, serving a variety of religious and faith communities. PSU Staff will provide information upon arrival.


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