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The US and the Arab-Israeli Conflict (NES 3687) taught by Professor R. Brann


Oman Trip in the Chronicle

The Cornell Chronicle has posted an article about CIW's recent trip to Muscat, Oman for the 7th International Conference on Health Issues in Arab Communities.  They interviewed student participants and Professor Jason Rao, who organized the trip.

"It was great to see students working together and building relationships with students across the world with whom they likely otherwise wouldn’t have an opportunity to interact. This sort of interaction was a first-time experience for many”

Read the Cornell Chronicle's full article here

Congratulations to Hannah! 

CIW Alum Hannah McKinney has been awarded the 2015 John F. Kennedy Memorial award.  


Read more about Hannah and the award here.


CIW Celebrates Cornell's 150th

...with a panel discussion at Wasington's prestigious Woodrow Wilson Center. "Creating a Class of Government Experts and Managers: Training and Educating Professionals for American Government"  Watch the panel discussion on CornellCast

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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Summer 2015 Program Starts
Students move into the Cornell Center and the program begins!           more>>
Mandatory Orientation
For all CIW students and Cornell Center residents! Meet together in the lecture room. more>>
Tour de Force
Board a tour bus for a 3-hour tour - yes, a 3-hour tour - of monumental Washington. Narration will be by Jeanne Fogel... more>>
Student Lunch and Photo
Meet your fellow students and enjoy lunch before the bus tour!  We'll be serving subs, chips, and soda.  Starting at Noon, after orientation... more>>