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  • FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  • What will the weather be like in Washington, D.C. in March?

    Average temperatures in March are highs of 13C/55F and lows of 3C/37F with moderate rainfall.

  • What clothing should I bring?

    We recommend a medium/heavy weight, rain proof jacket, hat, scarf, gloves, and umbrella. Make sure to check the weather closer to the Summit to make sure you are prepared. The Summit dress code is business casual to casual. There may be an optional opportunity to dress up for one of the evening dinners.

  • What currency should I bring?

    The national currency of Washington, D.C. is the US Dollar ($). We recommend checking with your bank about additional international transaction fees.

  • What is the gift exchange? 

    On Monday, March 11, the morning will kick off with the GCSS gift exchange. It is designed to help you meet a new colleague, meaning that participants will introduce themselves and exchange a gift. Please bring a gift (suggested value ~£20) representing your place of work or your part of the world. Past gifts have included hats, t-shirts, scarves, snacks, spices, and books. Feel free to be creative and bring something you would like to receive yourself!

  • How do I book extra nights at the hotel? 

    Your registration is inclusive of 4 nights accommodation (10 -13 March). If you would like to book any additional nights, please email us as soon as possible at: support@gcssummit.org and we can arrange this for you (depending on availability). Additional nights will be payable to the hotel directly upon check-in.

  • Do I need a visa?

    For the most up-to-date information on requirements for U.S. visitor visas, make sure to visit the U.S. Department of State website. Participants who are a citizen or national of a country part of the Visa Waiver Program may not need a visitor visa but still need to apply for an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA).

  • Do I need Medical and Travel Insurance?

    Please check with your employer to see if they offer medical and travel insurance or if you need to procure insurance as an individual. Please note: the Global Career Services Summit is not responsible for any travel or health related issues of its participants, either before, during, or after the Summit.

  • How do I get from the airport to the hotel?

    The Hyatt Centric Arlington was selected for proximity to the Summit location and public transportation.The hotel is steps from the Rosslyn Metro stop.The distances and approximate costs of taxi rides from the three major international airports in the area can be found here.  

  • How do I get from the hotel to the University Student Center?

    The University Student Center is located on the George Washington University main campus: Foggy Bottom.

    From the Hyatt Centric Arlington, walk about one and half blocks to the Rosslyn Metro Station entrance. Purchase a metrocard at a machine; each trip will cost approximately $2.00 – $3.00 USD depending on the time of day. Take either the Blue, Orange, or Silver lines one stop to the Foggy Bottom Metro Station. Exit at Foggy Bottom and walk two blocks east to the University Student Center building.

    If you take a rideshare, be aware that there is likely to be traffic on the bridges on early weekday mornings.

  • Are meals included in the registration?

    All meals are included as part of your registration. This starts with an evening reception on the 10th March and ends with a closing reception on the 13th March.

    Please note: food provided at the opening and closing receptions (10th and 13th March) will only be appetizers and not a full dinner.

  • Are there any pre-Summit activities?

    On Sunday, March 10, the Summit will be hosting an optional group tour of the Smithsonian African American Museum on Sunday, March 10th before the Summit kick-off that evening. Details on how to sign-up will be forthcoming–hope you will join us!