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The courses you take in D.C. are at the heart of the Cornell in Washington Program. Choose from fall, spring, or summer classes taught by leading Cornell faculty and earn Cornell credits. Open to students from any college and any major.

CIW students sitting in a circle in classroom

Fall/Spring Semester

Enroll in one core course and two or three electives, complete an internship, do a research project, and take advantage of all DC has to offer. This option is open to Cornell students only.

Fall/Spring information

CIW students working in lounge

Summer Term

During the eight-week summer term, you’ll enroll in one course, earn four Cornell credits, and, if you wish, complete an internship. This option is open to Cornell students who have completed their freshman year.

Summer information 

Spring 2024 students at Capital Building with Professor Steve Israel and CIW Director Cawley

AMAZING! Best experience of my life, woke up with a huge smile on my face every day.

– Grace Affeldt, CIW Spring 2023