Outreach to community colleges and K-12 educators is part of the South Asia Program's mission as a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center (NRC). Our outreach efforts help educators internationalize their curriculum to teach about South Asia through fellowships, professional development workshops, culture kits, and more.
In all our outreach, SAP works in tandem with the Southeast Asia Program, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Institute for African Development, and Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell, as well as our NRC consortium partner, the South Asia Center at Syracuse University.
Professional Development Opportunities
For community college faculty: Prepare your students to become global-minded citizens by integrating international study into your teaching. Meet our 2022 fellows.
For community college faculty: Join faculty from community colleges across the US on short-term professional development workshops in India or Pakistan, organized by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers.
For faculty at schools of education: Make global education a priority—beginning with future teachers. Work with Cornell’s area studies programs and the South Asia Center at Syracuse University. Meet our past fellows.
For K–12 teachers: Join us for our annual summer professional development workshop with a new international theme each year.
Bring the World to Your Classroom
Highlighting Outstanding Literature for Children and Teens. This award recognizes high-quality children's and young adult books that portray South Asia or South Asians living abroad.
Traditional artifacts, books, and music curated from around the world. Teachers can check out any of 11 South Asia culture kits from India, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka to share South Asian materials with their students.
Bringing world languages and cultures to K–12 classrooms in Upstate New York. Volunteers from Cornell have provided fun ways for K–12 students to learn about and engage with our increasingly interconnected world. (Formerly known as the Afterschool Language and Culture Program.)