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The US and the Arab-Israeli Conflict (NES 3687) taught by Professor R. Brann

Monticello with Prof. Frank


My Time in CIW and Oman

"My first few weeks in DC have made me realize that I made the right decision by participating in the CIW Program. ... As enjoyable as my experiences have been thus far, perhaps one of my more memorable experiences has been my week in Muscat, Oman."  Read the rest of Thea's thoughts on our blog.


CIW Celebrates Cornell's 150th

...with a panel discussion at Wasington's prestigious Woodrow Wilson Center. "Creating a Class of Government Experts and Managers: Training and Educating Professionals for American Government"  Watch the panel discussion on CornellCast

Where will CIW lead you?

Washington, D.C. was recently ranked the number one best city for recent graduates by The Fiscal Times for its strong job market, and many opportunities in government as well as in business, science and the arts.   

The Cornell in Washington program offers you the unique opportunity to experience our nation’s capital region while:

  • Earning Cornell credits
  • Gaining work experience and developing transferable skills
  • Obtaining practical experience by applying methods and theories learned in classes
  • Networking with professionals in your field for references and future job opportunities
  • Increasing confidence in your abilities
  • Having fun, meeting new people, and enjoying an enormous range of cultural and recreational activities!

Learn why Cornellians from all majors often refer to their semester in Washington as the “best semester” of their time as an undergraduate!


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