While Ithaca may be called the ideal college town, many Cornell undergrads seek to diversify their college experience by studying away from campus at some point during their four years. Students can travel as far as Spain, Australia, and Nepal to broaden their horizons, but some stay closer to home. One of Cornell’s most popular programs is located just a few hours from Ithaca, New York, in Washington, D.C.—the Cornell-in-Washington program (CIW). A select group of undergrads challenge themselves academically and professionally, while taking advantage of everything that the nation’s capital has to offer.
During Spring 2004, Shawnakim B. Lowey-Ball ’05 and Joshua A. Teitelbaum ’05 took part in CIW. Though they explored different fields of work and academic topics, both left Washington with a new understanding of their interests and a fondness for the capital city.
Lowey-Ball worked at the Farmworker Justice Fund, a nonprofit organization. Teitelbaum worked for Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, a public opinion and strategic research firm.