World Languages Day

Welcome to Cornell World Languages Day!


Cornell World Languages Day highlights the importance of language learning, cultural awareness, and global literacy. The event brings middle and high school students to campus, showcasing the opportunities for language learning and international studies at Cornell, including the many student clubs. Speaking another language creates bridges between and among individuals and cultures – bringing people closer together and fostering cross-cultural understanding. WLD stresses not only language learning, but cultural awareness as well. The core message of the event is that language learning is a gateway to learning about and engaging in the world.

Save the date!

Saturday, October 26, 2024
10 am - 3 pm


Time Activity
10:00-10:30 Registration
Enjoy breakfast snacks
10:30-11:00 Welcome and overview
11:00-11:40 Session 1
11:45-12:15 Lunch
12:15-12:45 Info fair and performances
12:55-1:35 Session 2
1:45-2:35 Session 3
2:40-3:00 Closing

The 2023 WLD session descriptions can be found here: 


Registration for WLD 2023 is now closed.

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WLD is an interdepartmental community event, organized by the LRC and Upward Bound and sponsored by many on- and off-campus units. Generous support is provided by the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement .

Read about our inaugural event in 2019 and listen to a podcast episode about WLD.

Are you a presenter? More information can be found on our Presenter page.

Interested in volunteering for the event? More information can be found on our Volunteer page.