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About Global Cornell

Global Cornell is a community of belonging with a border-crossing spirit of exploration, learning, and shared discovery. Our internationally engaged units foster high-impact international research and collaborations, teach and mentor the next generation of global citizens, and support international experiences and cultural exchange for all Cornellians.

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Leadership for Global Engagement

Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs

The Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs (OVPIA) provides strategic leadership for global engagement and internationalization at Cornell. The vice provost for international affairs oversees and manages Cornell’s global partnerships and supports and facilitates global activities for colleges, faculty, staff, and students.

The vice provost chairs the university’s International Council, International Travel and Response Team, international gift review committee, and the provost’s working group on public and global activities. In addition, the vice provost collaborates with Alumni Affairs and Development to coordinate the Global Ambassadors program for faculty.

Global Operations

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A functional team based in OVPIA, Global Operations supports faculty, staff, and students with the logistical and operational resources they need to engage confidently worldwide in research, teaching, academic collaborations, consulting, travel, executive education, and more. Staff partner with experts across campus to answer questions and offer creative solutions for engaging internationally.

Collaborations and Agreements

Global Operations provides guidance and resources for faculty and college leadership managing international collaborations and agreements. OVPIA maintains a database of international collaborative agreements across all units.

Rethinking Cornell’s Global Footprint

Global Hubs

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Cornell is building a new platform for sustained interdisciplinary collaborations in locations worldwide. Global Hubs bring together faculty, students, alumni, public and private sector entities, and local communities for broad-reaching partnerships that combine research, learning, and engagement. No two Hubs will be identical, but they will all share Cornell’s academic distinction, educational verve, and civic responsibility. OVPIA is leading the Global Hubs initiative in consultation with university leadership and faculty, students, and staff across Cornell.

Part of Global Cornell

Global Research and Public Engagement

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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

The Einaudi Center fosters international research and collaboration, provides world-class graduate and undergraduate training in international studies, and supports educators as they bring the world into their classrooms. The center has six vibrant area studies programs and thematic programs in peace studies and comparative Muslim cultures.

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Migrations: A Global Grand Challenge

The Migrations initiative studies how all living things—humans, animals, insects, microorganisms, plant life—migrate from place to place on our planet. Our world on the move presents significant challenges and opportunities. Migrations brings together researchers and students across many disciplines to create solutions to sustain populations in motion. 

International Mobility: Office of Global Learning

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Education Abroad

The Office of Global Learning's Education Abroad team supports study abroad for all Cornell undergraduates, including student opportunities at Global Hubs and more than 75 global learning programs around the world. Are you ready to find your place in the world?

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International Services

The Office of Global Learning's International Services team advises Cornell's international community on visas and jobs, settling into Ithaca, campus resources, and more. International Services helps international students, faculty, and staff from more than 120 countries thrive at Cornell.