Students also have access to Cornell’s Language Resource Center. More than 50 languages are taught here – from Akkadian and Arabic through Vietnamese and Welsh. Supporting these, the Language Resource Center has an extensive media library of audio and video files.
Among Cornell’s language programs is FALCON (Full-year Asian Language Concentration), which provides intensive programs in Chinese and Japanese.
Cornell University Student Clubs
Cornell students operate more than 500 organizations, reflecting the enormous diversity of cultures and interests across campus. Among these are some 165 focused on various international interests – from associations of students from particular countries or areas of the world, to those that promote cross-cultural perspectives or causes.
Cornell Cinema, widely regarded as one of the best university cinema programs in the U.S., sponsors more than 400 films each year. Many of them are foreign.
Live performances on campus also include a mix of theater, music and dance representing multiple cultures. For theater, and dance, see the Schwartz Center calendar. Cornell’s Music Department sponsors both student performances and concerts by renowned artists. Teatro Taller sponsors Latin American theatrical events.
Cornell University is fortunate in having the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art on campus. Its fine permanent collections include Asian Art; a European Collection, and an African, Pre-Columbian, and Oceanic Collection. In addition, the museum sponsors special exhibitions each year, always including one or more that reflect the art of cultures outside North America.