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in the nation's capital

Through academics, professional development and community engagement opportunities in Washington, DC, Cornell in Washington is your opportunity to put KNOWLEDGE into ACTION!

  • Live in Cornell housing
  • Explore DC and develop local connections
  • Earn Cornell credits
  • Obtain practical experience by applying methods and theories learned in classes
  • Develop your professional interests and skills
  • Network with professionals in your field for references and future job opportunities
  • Have fun, meet new people, and enjoy 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!


FLY or RIDE between Ithaca and Washington, DC!!

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CIW Visits State

Students in the Cornell In Washington program had the chance to learn about how science is incorporated – or not – into the policymaking process during a March 23 visit to the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. Read more


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CIW Pre-Departure Meeting for Spring 2020 Participants
Join us on Tuesday, December 3rd for our final meeting for students participating in the Spring 2020 semester in Washington. Discussion topics will include:      ... more>>