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As Cornellians, global is who we are, how we think, and what we do.

Through the Global Cornell initiative, we promote a campus culture that encourages global education, service learning, and research—to expand multicultural knowledge and international understanding across the entire Cornell community: in Ithaca, New York City, and the world.

A global state of mind affects everyone:

  • Our students, domestic and international, gain experience for living and working in a world where global is everywhere, at home and abroad: broadened perspectives, new possibilities, and preparation for full participation and leadership in the societies of today and tomorrow.
  • Our faculty expand their experience and skills in developing and implementing projects with teaching and research partners around the world. Outcomes are enriched through diverse working relationships.
  • The university builds its visibility and recognition as a world leader in higher education, as a collaborator in addressing contemporary issues and influencing policy to impact quality of life.