Courses of Study 2020-2021 
    Jan 17, 2022  
Courses of Study 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cornell in Washington, Semester Program

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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. All CIW semesters combine Cornell classes with an internship experience and all participants reside at Cornell’s Wolpe Center in the heart of Dupont Circle.

CIW students enroll in one core course – Inquiry in Politics and Policy and select two or three other elective seminars from such fields as government, history, economics, history of art, and social policy. Elective options include International Trade Theory and Policy, Implementation and Impact in Global and Public Health and more!

The Fall and Spring Semester is open to second-semester sophomores, juniors, and seniors from all Cornell colleges/schools. The Summer Term is open to any college student who has completed their first year of college.

The program is housed at 2148 O Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037.


Fall and Spring Semester students are registered as full-time students, earn Cornell credit, pay full tuition of their home college, and remain eligible for financial aid. Summer Term students will pay for room and board, enroll in one course and may apply for financial aid in the form of a loan.


Students are housed in furnished apartments with full kitchens at Cornell’s Wolpe Center.


Students may apply online at Applications should be submitted the semester before participation. Once a student completes their application, they will receive access to CIW’s exclusive internship database. For questions or concerns, stop by the Cornell in Washington program office at 300 Kennedy Hall or email

Cornell in Washington, Summer Program

An eight-week program involving one 4 credit course and students may choose to participate in an internship as well.


The Cornell in Washington program holds regular information meetings on campus in September/October and February/March. Check the website for dates and times. For more information regarding CIW’s program, please visit our office in Kennedy Hall, Suite 300 or email