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Off-campus Learning: Washington D.C. and Beijing

The CAPS major gives students experience both on- and off-campus, with one semester each spent in Washington, D.C. and Beijing, participating in internships and cultural immersion. This unique and ambitious program offers CAPS majors unprecedented pre-professional training mapped onto a solid Cornell liberal arts education.

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The opportunities to study in D.C. and Beijing were the cherry on top of my overall experience with CAPS.

— Melina Zhou '15, Latham & Watkins LLP

Career oppotunities with CAPS

With four years of intensive Chinese language training and two semesters of internships in Washington, D.C., and Beijing respectively, Cornell graduates with a major in CAPS will be well suited for entry- or higher-level positions in consulting, journalism, law firms, businesses, financial services, NGOs, diplomacy, and other government and public service agencies. An undergraduate CAPS degree also readily prepares one for graduate studies in law, business, and other disciplines with a focus on China.

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