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About CIW

"The entire city becomes your campus; the museums, the history, the nightlife, and the political atmosphere provide an experience unlike anything Ithaca has to offer."

Erin Noonan, CIW student



DESIGN YOUR OWN ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE by spending a semester or summer with the Cornell in Washington program. There are opportunities for Cornellians and non-Cornellians (summer only).

All programs combine Cornell classes with internship experience and all participants reside at Cornell's Wolpe Center.

Semester Program

Open to any Cornellian, the Semester Program is the perfect blend of practical work experience and Cornell University courses, located in one of the world's great capital cities.

CAPS Program

CAPS in Washington is specifically for students in China and Asia-Pacific Studies. This program is only offered in the fall.

Summer Program

Full description of the Summer Program can be found here.


Fall 2017 Information Meetings on Campus

Explore Cornell in Washington

February 27, 2017 at 4:45pm 165 McGraw Hall

Internship Meetings


By Appointment Only

Final Arrangements Meeting May 1, 2017 at 4:45

G76 Goldwin Smith Hall


Program Dates and Costs


Fall 2017 Semester Program and CAPS


Application Deadline



Same as on campus

Program / Housing Fee


Move-in Date

Monday, August 21, 2017

Move-out Date

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Internship Start Date (recommended)

Monday, August 28, 2017

Internship End Date (recommended)

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Spring 2017 Semester Program

Application Deadline



Same as on campus



Move-in Date

Monday, January 23, 2017

Move-out Date

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017


Looking for more information or someone to speak with? Contact CIW at cwash@cornell.edu.