Want to pursue an internship in New York, or spend a month on a music tour of Europe? Go ahead—when you take one course at a time on Cornell's block schedule, you get a lot of flexibility.
You can choose to spend an entire three-and-a-half-week block off campus, without the worry of missing anything in other classes. Several students have learned about the world of editing and publishing thorough internships at Chicago's Independent Publishing Group, for example, while another worked in Phoenix, Arizona, at the Translational Genomics Research Institute.
In fact, many Cornell courses spend anywhere from a few days to an entire block off campus. You might take Geology of the National Parks in Hawaii, Applied Anthropology in the Bahamas, or Contemporary Theatre in New York City. A bit closer to home, you can study American Nature Writers in northern Minnesota or The American Dream in St. Louis.