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Interested in a Semester in DC?

Join Cornell in Washington in D.C. for Fall 2016 and establish a foundation for your future.  Stand out from the crowd - apply now!

Free for summer? Spend it steps from the White House earning credits towards your degree, experience for your resume and so much more! Registration for Summer 2016 is OPEN!  Please let us know how we can be of assistance as you plan for this exciting opportunity.

We look forward to seeing you in D.C.!


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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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Join us in the main classroom for Pizza and to watch the Superbowl on the big screen! more>>
Student/Alumni Mixer hosted by the Cornell Club of Washington
The Cornell Club of Washington always welcomes incoming students with a reception in the multi-purpose room. Club members are enthusiastic about meeting students,... more>>
Tour the Library of Congress
Join us for a docent-led tour of the Library of Congress. This beautiful and historic building is not to be missed, and at... more>>
Museum Saturday: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
We will be visiting the Holocaust Museum, an institution dedicated both to remembering the past and ensuring that genocide can never happen again.... more>>
Explore Cornell in Washington
The Cornell in Washington program offers you the unique opportunity to experience our nation’s capital region while: Earning Cornell credits Gaining work experience... more>>
Supreme Court Oral Arguments
Cornell in Washington students attend oral arguments at the Supreme Court. Stay tuned for updates on the case! more>>
Cornell Non-Profit & Government Career Fair
Come see us in the the Statler Hotel Ballroom (2nd floor) on Thursday, February 25th for the Cornell Nonprofit and GovernmCareer and Information Fair... more>>
National Gallery Tour: Holland's Golden Age
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>>
FREE visit to the Newseum!
Washington’s Newseum offers free access - a truly remarkable savings - to CIW.  The interactive museum focuses on the history and current practices... more>>
Smithsonian Saturday!
One of the best things about Washington DC is how many amazing, FREE museums there are in the city! Tutors will be leading... more>>