Washington Semester Program

Ithaca College has an agreement with Cornell University which reserves five spaces each semester in the Cornell in Washington (CIW) Program for qualified Ithaca College students.

The Cornell in Washington Program offers students:

  • an 8-credit research course;
  • a 4-credit classroom course; and
  • a three-day (per week) internship experience.

Note: Students may take an additional 4-credit course if their schedule permits. In addition, students who need credit for the internship experience must register for internship credit through Ithaca College and must complete all appropriate IC internship paperwork, as required by their major, since Cornell does not confer credit for internships.

Students are encouraged to visit the Cornell in Washington website and meet with their academic advisor to ensure that the Cornell program will accommodate their academic needs. In addition, students interested in the Cornell in Washington Program should schedule an appointment with Tanya Saunders, Assistant Provost, to discuss the program in detail.

Information Session for Fall 2018 Program

Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Time: 12:10 pm -1:00 pm
Location: Job 312

David Pelletier, Director for the Cornell in Washington Program, will be there to answer questions and to talk about the program. In the meantime, interested students may schedule a meeting with Assistant Provost Saunders in Job 200.

Application Deadline

Applying for the Washington Program is a two-step process. Students must complete the application process for both Ithaca College (due March 16, 2018) and for Cornell University (March 22, 2018).

Internship Meeting for Accepted Students

Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Capitol Building
For more information about the the CIW Program

All students interested in the Cornell in Washington Program should be sure to schedule an appointment with Dr. Saunders well-before the application deadline.

Ithaca Students In Washington, D.C.

Ithaca College and Cornell University students visit the Lincoln Memorial.

IC in DC Program Housing

Students accepted into the CIW Program live in Cornell housing.