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"The entire city becomes your campus; the museums, the history, the nightlife, and the political atmosphere provide an experience unlike anything Ithaca has to offer."

Erin Noonan, CIW student spring 2013

 

 

Design your own once in a lifetime experience by spending part of your academic career with the Cornell in Washington program. There are opportunities for Cornellians and non-Cornellians (summer only).

All programs combine Cornell classes with internship experience and all participants reside at Cornell's Wolpe Center.

Semester Program

Open to any Cornellian, the Semester Program is the perfect blend of practical work experience and Cornell University courses, located in one of the world's great capital cities.

Urban Scholars Program

Cornellians with an interest in public service can now participate in the Cornell Urban Scholars in Washington program (CUSP), which integrates a community-based internship with academic coursework. This program is only offered in the spring.

CAPS Program

CAPS in Washington is specifically for students in China and Asia-Pacific Studies. This program is only offered in the fall.

Summer Program

In conjunction with the School of Continuing Education and Summer Session, Cornell in Washington offers an intensive, multifaceted summer experience designed to give participants a greater understanding of the workings of government and the processes by which public policy is developed. During this eight week program, students enroll in two of three courses taught in the morning and in the evening; most of the day is devoted to individual internships of the student's choosing.

 

Information Meetings on Campus

Internship Meetings March 24 and 25, 2014 M101 McGraw Hall
Last Meeting before FA14 May 5, 2014 at 4:45 165 McGraw Hall
Explore CIW next meeting will be Fall 2014 165 McGraw Hall

 

Program Dates and Costs

Fall 2014 Semester Program and CAPS

 
Application Deadline EXTENDED
Tuition Same as on campus
Housing TBD
Move-in Dates August 24 and 25, 2014      
Move-out Date December 19, 2014
   
Spring 2014 Semester Program and CUSP
Application Deadline  
Tuition  
Housing  
Move-in Dates  
Move-out Date May 21, 2014
   
Summer in Washington 2014  
Final Payment Due Date May 7, 2014
Program Start / Move-in June 2, 2014
Program End / Move-out July 25, 2014
Program Cost (including housing)

 

$9,631 for 6 credits

$12,051 for 8 credits

 

Looking for more information or someone to speak with? Contact CIW at cwash@cornell.edu.