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


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!


We are pleased to announce that we will now be holding open “Office Hours” via our Cornell in Washington Facebook page! Just like us here, post a question, and we will get back to you within 24 hours. Let us know what’s on your mind!


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We will be taking a trip to Monticello, the mountaintop home of Thomas Jefferson.  more>>
NYC Ballet at the Kennedy Center
Have an unforgettable night watching the NYC Ballet perform at the Kennedy Center. more>>
Hike Old Rag with CCW
An all day event, in conjunction with the Cornell Club. The hike up Old Rag in the Blue Ridge Mountains is one of the... more>>
CIW Final Meeting for Fall 2015 Participants
Join us on Monday, May 4th for our final meeting for students participating in the Fall 2015 semester in Washington.  Discussin topics will... more>>
Cornell Center Closes for Spring 2015
Last day for students to move out. Happy vacation! more>>