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Foreign Language Introduction Program

Video: FLIP students sing a Hindi song

The Einaudi Center’s Foreign Language Introduction Program (FLIP), formerly known as the Afterschool Language and Culture Program, has introduced thousands of children in Upstate New York to world languages and cultures.

Multilingual volunteers from Cornell and surrounding communities facilitate language and culture lessons for K–12 students to learn about and engage with our increasingly interconnected world.

Apply to Volunteer 

Join us to volunteer your language talents in the local community! Native and proficient non-native speakers are welcome. We encourage students, faculty, staff, and community members to volunteer!



Attend an upcoming orientation to learn more about how to get involved! Complete the above volunteer form to receive further details.

Or, email the Einaudi Center’s outreach coordinator.

Volunteer reading book to students

In past years, program volunteers have taught in Tagalog, Mandarin, Spanish, Hindi, Quechua, Hebrew, Russian, French, and many other languages.

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