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Global at Cornell

Global Cornell is a community of belonging with a border-crossing spirit of exploration, learning, and shared discovery. There’s a place for you in Global Cornell and a world of opportunities on campus and beyond.

Find ideas and resources for your global research. Build common ground in a new language. Join a student organization. Discover opportunities at a Global Hub.

Start exploring here!

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Part of Global Cornell

Global Research and Public Engagement

Einaudi Center for International Studies

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International research, regional and thematic programs, minors, funding opportunities

Migrations Initiative

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World on the move: Migrations research, teaching, summer institute, artist-in-residence

Outreach for Educators

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For K–12 teachers and regional faculty: Bring the world to your classroom with Einaudi

International Mobility 

Education Abroad

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75+ study abroad programs worldwide, Global Hubs, faculty-led international experiences

International Services

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Immigration support, international orientations, jobs and OPT, COVID-19 FAQs

Travel Safety

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Pandemic travel policy, International Travel Registry, predeparture orientations

Global Across Campus

Study Global

Cornell offers an abundance of classes that address international themes or take an international perspective.

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Check out international classes from departments and programs across Cornell.


Global Minors

Learn Globally

Speak Globally

At Cornell, 57 modern and ancient languages are available for study. All language programs are located in the College of Arts and Sciences. Learn about the Language Resource Center.

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English-Language Proficiency

English for International Students and Scholars is a 1-credit summer and winter class offered by the School of Continuing Education. 


Learn the World's Languages

The Language Resource Center is a hub for language innovation and collaboration at Cornell.

 

Study Language

Global Events

Cornell hosts events that transport you around the world.

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Race and Racism Across Borders with Nanjala Nyabola

Hear the podcast that captured Nyabola, author of Travelling While Black: Essays Inspired by a Life on the Move, in conversation with professors Rachel Beatty Riedl, Kim Yi Dionne, and postdoc Eleanor Paynter.

Upcoming Global Events

Global Certificate Programs

Ongoing and multiweek programs.

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Certificate programs with international themes are offered by eCornell, including Creating and Enforcing International Agreements and International Public and NGO Management.

Take Certificate Programs

Understanding Global Evolving Economies

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The Cornell S.C. Johnson College of Business Emerging Markets Theme brings together scholars from Cornell and beyond to explore international trade and finance, input markets, institutions, governance structures, international agriculture and nutrition, and more.

Explore Emerging Markets

International Student Organizations

Find your community with any of the 100+ Cornell campus groups with an international focus.

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New transfer and international students gather for games and socializing in Klarman Hall during First Night in early 2020.

Join Student Organizations

Global Cornell Multimedia

Global Cornell on YouTube

Our YouTube channel features dozens of videos on globally relevant topics on demand.

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Explore Global Playlists


Podcasts with a Global Focus

Conversations with experts worldwide on today's most pressing issues.

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A World on the Move

The Migrations initiative hosts a monthly podcast that seeks to understand our world through the interconnected movements that shape it. 

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Ufahamu Africa

A weekly podcast, cohosted by Einaudi Center director Rachel Beatty Riedl, about life and politics on the continent.

Speaking of Language from the Language Resource Center at Cornell University

Speaking of Language

A weekly podcast produced by the Language Resource Center focused on the intersection of language learning and pedagogy.

International Art Collections

The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art welcomes visitors to experience original works of art across a wide spectrum of global traditions, time periods, and media for education, inspiration, and delight.

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The museum boasts vast and diverse international collections that are continuously being developed. Selected categories are listed below or you can search the entire collection via their eMuseum database.

Explore Art Collections

Global Literature

Cornell University Library has curated extensive book and digital collections about international topics and places worldwide.

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Division of Asia Collections

Located in the Carl A. Kroch Library is the Division of Asia Collections, one of the richest gatherings of its kind in the United States. It features the Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia, the John M. Echols Collection on Southeast Asia, and a strong collection on South Asia.

Browse Book Collections


Digital Collections

Billie Jean Isbell Andean Collection
This collection of 1,500 photographs and songs began as research for an undergraduate honors thesis in 1967.

Cornell East Asia Series
A collection of online books in searchable, downloadable format, many of which have been long out of print and unavailable.

Cornell Modern Indonesia Collection
Initiated in the 1950s by faculty committed to making contemporary analyses of Indonesia and translations of its important documents.

Global Performing Arts Database
Digital images, texts, video clips, sound recordings, and complex media objects related to the performing arts around the world.

Nepali Textbooks
About 200 school textbooks from Nepal gathered over the past 30 years.

Southeast Asia Visions: Historic Travel Narratives
European travel accounts of pre-modern Southeast Asia in English and French.

Urban Explorer: John Reps Travel Photographs
Urban Explorer documents planning practices and responses to urban issues from 15 countries.

Browse Digital Collections