D+EA students apply classroom learning and obtain real world experience through summer internships in their fields of interest. They also engage with the broader community by participating in a variety of activities including design competitions, conferences, and student professional organizations. 

Additionally, Cornell is located in a small town with a variety of cultural activities including music, dance and theater. Downtown Ithaca holds multiple festivals and events throughout the year, such as Porchfest and an annual ice festival. The surrounding Finger Lakes region, replete with beautiful hiking and bike trails, provides access to a variety of outdoor recreational activities.

For those drawn to city life, New York is a short bus ride away, and field trips there are common.

DEA students at Welcome Back reception