Enhance your educational experience through studying abroad.

By being immersed in a new culture, I was forced to push myself outside of my comfort zone. I discovered that I belong in a global community. By studying abroad, I strengthened my communication skills and have begun building a network.

Paulina Babiak SEAS'19

"Day by day, this social exploration broadened my understanding of modern life on a global scale, while simultaneously putting my prior conceptions of life in America into question."

August Gweon CC'20

"My courses allowed me to explore a 1,000 year old city, steeped with historical locales, religious sites, and traditions. After school, my friends and I were able to enjoy modern aspects of Kyoto, like wandering through the shopping district or singing karaoke."

Sinai Cruz CC'18

"I enjoy studying at Oxford because there is nothing else in the world I could imagine myself doing. My focus is not studying for some future benefit but, studying for its own sake and for the intrinsic enjoyment reading brings."

Myles Zhang CC'19

"Education is about more than the classroom, it is about experiences."

Carolyn Mann CC'20

Study abroad provided me with the mechanism to not only enrich my language learning experience, and my understanding of the world, but also to rediscover some of the hidden beauty in everyday life.

William Scott GS'20

"...beyond the obvious benefits of historical learning and art and curatorial practice, the program allowed me to broaden my own worldview of both foreign and familiar spaces."

Lilly Cao CC'22

Pick a city that you can get to know in a few months and be able to differentiate between a city that you'd like to vacation to and a city that you actually want to live in.

Eshan Agarwal, SEAS'19

"Only being there for a semester, I was prepared to do things I would have been too afraid of doing at Columbia."

Julia Zeh CC'18

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Recent News

Nov 11th, 2019

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare U.S. Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences. The week also celebrates international students who study in the U.S. colleges and universities. 

Join UGE for a series of events to explore international opportunities and participate in global conversations.

Oct 4th, 2019

Attend an information session to learn more about the Columbia Summer Core program in Paris or Berlin!

Oct 1st, 2019

Come to an information session this semester and learn more about studying abroad on a Columbia-led program!