International Delegations and Protocol
Cornell is an international university with a longstanding commitment to global engagement, appreciation of intercultural differences, and spirit of collaboration for mutual benefit.
Our diverse community of students, researchers, and faculty represents 120 countries. International students comprise nearly one-quarter of Cornell’s undergraduate, graduate, and professional student population. With our expansive global reach, Cornell actively promotes academic collaboration around the globe in pursuit of enhanced research and teaching, intercultural competency, and service to the public good.
The Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs (OVPIA) provides guidance and resources for faculty and college leadership across the university's campuses. The office also maintains a database of international collaborative agreements (Cornell login required) across all units.
Learn about how to establish a university-wide institutional partnership. If you're planning a research collaboration or other academic partnership, find out about college- and unit-level agreements.
OVPIA will consider requests for hosting international delegations from strategic partner institutions if they involve multiple units on campus and topics that extend beyond one academic unit or department. Email OVPIA. Requests must have the endorsement of senior leadership and relevant Cornell faculty and staff.
We also advise on world cultures and business protocol, with support from regional experts in the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.
International delegation requests with a specific scholarly interest must have the backing of related Cornell faculty. These visits may be arranged by the relevant department, college, or school.