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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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Tribute to Professor Ted Lowi

One of our founding fathers, Ted Lowi was instrumental in conceiving and establishing the Cornell in Washington program. He was a strong advocate of the program with Cornell administrators, faculty and students and was an integral presence during its infancy in the early 1980s. Due to his efforts, Cornell was a pioneer in Washington semester programs. CIW has provided academic courses, internships and other opportunities in Washington DC continuously every semester and summer since its founding, creating a network of over 4,000 alumnae across the country and beyond. The continued vitality of CIW and accolades it receives from students each semester is one of the enduring legacies of its founder, Ted Lowi. The entire CIW staff and faculty is honored to carry forth his vision and legacy.
Professor David Pelletier, Director

Read the article in the Cornell Chronicle, Ted Lowi, renowned political scientist, dies at 85

 

 

 

 


 

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Aug
21
Fall 2017 Move-in Day
The semester in DC begins!  Students move into 2148 O Street NW. Get ready for your best semester yet!      ... more>>
Aug
22
Mandatory Orientation
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Aug
22
Group Lunch and Photo
After the orientation join the annual group photo and have lunch together     more>>
Aug
23
Library of Congress Tour
Take a docent-led walking tour of one of the world’s great libraries and one of Washington’s great buildings.  The tour will emphasize the... more>>
Sep
03
NSO: Labor Day Concert
Vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Aoife O’Donovan joins the National Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor John Morris Russell for the NSO's annual free... more>>
Sep
11
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>>