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Afterschool Hindi Class

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In fall 2016, Vanisha Sharma, a Master’s student from Cornell Institute for Public Affairs, volunteered to share Hindi language and culture with local students through our afterschool language program. 

Sharma shared stories, songs, food, and language activities with a group of students at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School.

The Afterschool Language and Culture Program is a project of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. The program exposes local elementary students to diverse cultures and languages, in an effort to foster cross-cultural understanding and inspire kids to study foreign languages.

Cornell students volunteer to teach foreign languages in local afterschool programs. The classes run for six weeks and feature fun and engaging activities like games, crafts, cooking, and dancing.

To support our volunteer teachers, the Einaudi Center’s Lending Library provides educational books and culture kits from different regions of the world, including South Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Africa.


Photos: Beverly J. Martin Elementary School students learn Hindi.