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NEW Course - FALL 2016 ONLY

Join Cornell in Washington in D.C. and establish a foundation for your future.  DEADLINE EXTENDED - 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!


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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Summer 2016 Program Starts
Summer in Washington Program begins! Orientation will be held at 815 Connecticut Ave., NW at 12:00pm         more>>
Nationals Baseball Game
The Nats play baseball at Nationals Park.  Your ticket comes with an $5 food and beverage voucher. Transport:  Directions by Metro will be... 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>>
Guided Tour of the National Gallery of Art
Dr. Eric Denker, Senior Lecturer at the National Gallery of Art, will lead us on a private tour through the museum collections. Absolutely... more>>
Capital Steps
The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. ... more>>