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From Ebola to "The Walking Dead," global health and national security are in the media like never before.  

Come learn first hand how the U.S. is developing policies on global health, security and diplomacy in CIW's course offering "Global Health Security and Diplomacy".  Taught by former White House Policy Advisor, Dr. Jason Rao, this course gives students the essential CIW experience, with an insider’s view in Washington, as well as a week-long intensive international travel experience to work with student counterparts in the Middle East!  See the full course description!


The CIW Experience Continues After Your Semester in DC.

Jared, a former CIW student, talks about returning to campus after his semester in DC: Long after I left Washington D.C. and my favorite semester at Cornell, my participation in the Cornell in Washington program continued to pay dividends for me...  Read more about the impact CIW had on Jared on our blog.


Where will participating in 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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We are pleased to announce that we will now be holding open “Office Hours” via our Cornell in Washington Facebook page! Just like us here, post a question, and we will get back to you within 24 hours. Let us know what’s on your mind!


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Holland's Golden Age at the National Gallery
Eric Denker, Senior Lecturer in the Education Department of the National Gallery, will explore Dutch Art, emphasizing Rembrandt, Vermeer, and the rich artistic heritage... more>>
National Symphony Orchestra
Cellist Claudio Bohórquez, "an elegant artist who places his emphasis on song" (Washington Post), plays Prokofiev's Sinfonia concertante on a program that... more>>
Oral Arguments at the Supreme Court
Justice Ginsburg was kind enough to arrange for students to attend oral arguments before the Supreme Court, as opposing lawyers present their briefs... more>>
Visit with US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg
At the Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will speak briefly and answer questions from CIW students.  We will be sharing an audience... more>>
Celebrate the Sesquicentennial in Washington, DC
We're counting down to our historic celebration in the nation's capital! You'll travel through Cornell history as you relish the sights, sounds, and... more>>
CIW Final Meeting for Spring 2015 Participants
Join us on Monday, November 17th for our final meeting for students participating in the Spring 2015 semester in Washington.  Discussin topics will... more>>
Cornell Center Closes for Fall 2014
Last day for students to move out.  The center will close for the Fall semester on Friday, December 19th at 4:00pm.  Happy vacation! more>>