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Foreign Language Introduction Program

The Einaudi Center’s Foreign Language Introduction Program, formerly known as the Afterschool Language and Culture Program, has introduced thousands of children in Upstate New York to world languages and cultures. Volunteers from Cornell and surrounding communities who speak foreign languages provide fun ways for K–12 students to learn about and engage with our increasingly interconnected world.

Volunteer reading book to students

In past years, program volunteers have taught in Tagalog, Mandarin, Spanish, and Hindi. 

The program is managed by the South Asia Program and Southeast Asia Program with Title VI funding from the U.S. Department of Education. 

Featured Volunteer: Sahana Natesan ’19

Video: FLIP students sing a Hindi song

Apply to Volunteer 

Will you share your culture or language? Native and proficient non-native speakers are welcome. We encourage students, faculty, staff, and community members to volunteer! 


Questions? Email the Einaudi Center’s outreach coordinator.