Enhance your educational experience through studying abroad.

What I study at Columbia is completely different than most of what I was studying in Kenya, but it didn’t matter.

Maia Berlow CC'18

"Going abroad helped me understand new environments, interact with local communities, and be comfortable stepping outside of my comfort zone it was my first step in setting my newfound path into motion."

Isabel Friesner CC'19

As we strive to engineer for humanity, we must remember that technologies we build don’t exist in vacuums. They have an outsized impact on users often out of sight and often out of mind. An empathy of people both from and beyond our lived experiences is a necessity in our increasingly interconnected world. Sometimes, all it takes is a new river to start seeing things with a new view.

Aurnov Chattopadhyay SEAS'21

"I was worried about my study abroad options coming into Columbia because my major involves dead languages, but I have been able to go abroad and enrich both my own personal life and my academic one as well."

Paula Gaither CC'17

When I left Paris, beyond the joy I felt for the great memories I took with me, I also recognized that I had gained a set of tools I can now use to solve problems in the future.

Juan José Guzmán CC ’19
"In Athens, I formed connections with professors and researchers who have helped shape my applications to research fellowships and edit my graduate school research proposal. I was also able to present at a student research conference and have my work published."
Alyssa Mendez CC'18

“One of the biggest reasons that I recommend studying in Berlin for a whole year is the way it allows you to immerse yourself in the culture during the first semester and really reap the benefits your second semester.”

Miranda Arakelian CC’17

"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

There are few things more satisfying and reassuring than grappling with the challenges of study abroad and emerging victorious.

Isa de la Torre CC'20

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Recent News

Feb 28th, 2020

For important updates and resources related to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the UGE COVID-19 Information Page.  

Feb 21st, 2020

Select programs are offering extensions, apply to now to study abroad this summer!

Dec 26th, 2019

Attend an information session this semester and learn about these exciting Columbia-led summer and semester programs.