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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



Cornell in Washington offers a transformative, applied learning experience where students engage with the most pressing issues of the
day through dynamic internships, world-class courses, and community engagement, emerging as scholars, professionals, active citizens,
and leaders. 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.


Upcoming Information Meetings on Campus

Explore Cornell in Washington

by appointment: cwash@cornell.edu

300 Kennedy Hall

Internship Meetings

By Appointment Only


Final Arrangements Meeting April 30th @ 5:30

300 Kennedy Hall


Program Dates and Costs


Fall 2018 Semester Program and CAPS


Application Deadline



Same as on campus

Program / Housing Fee


Move-in Date

Monday, August 20, 2018 from 9:00am - 8:00pm

Move-out Date

Friday, December 14, 2018 by 4:00pm

Mandatory Residential and Program Orientation

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 10:00am

Internship Start Date (recommended)

Monday, August 27, 2018

Internship End Date (recommended)

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Spring 2018 Semester Program

Application Deadline



Same as on campus



Move-in Date

Monday, January 22, 2018

Move-out Date

Monday, May 21, 2018


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