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


Interview with Hannah McKinney

CIW's Proffessor Sibley inteveiws the winner of 2015's John F Kennedy Memorial Award, Hannah McKinney.  

How did your Cornell experience shape your vision of your future?

Cornell had allowed me to pursue my interests rather than a prescribed career path, for which I am very grateful. My professors are so supportive because they understand the plight of the liberal arts student! The sheer variety and amount of unbelievable experiences that I have had through Cornell (Cornell in Washington, a summer in Spain, volunteering in a prison) have undeniably shaped who I am and who I will be. I don't think that every school offers this diverse array of opportunities. That said, Cornell has also given me perspective and the ability to make practical decisions about my future. 

Read the full interview on our blog


Oman Trip in the Chronicle

The Cornell Chronicle has posted an article about CIW's recent trip to Muscat, Oman for the 7th International Conference on Health Issues in Arab Communities.  They interviewed student participants and Professor Jason Rao, who organized the trip.

"It was great to see students working together and building relationships with students across the world with whom they likely otherwise wouldn’t have an opportunity to interact. This sort of interaction was a first-time experience for many”

Read the Cornell Chronicle's full article here

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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Mandatory safety orientation!
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Neighborhood dinner!
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Museum Sunday!
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Tour de Force
Board a tour bus for a 3-hour tour - yes, a 3-hour tour - of monumental Washington. Narration will be by Jeanne Fogel... more>>
Tour the Library of Congress
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Potomac Paddle with CCW
In conjunction with the Cornell Club of Washington. Canoes and kayaks are on offer to paddle upstream to Fletcher’s Landing, then back down... more>>
Tour of the Washington Monument
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