Enhance your educational experience through studying abroad.

Now, in hindsight, I see that the BCGS program’s impact went far beyond improving my German language ability; the program concretely shaped my career trajectory in ways that I had not anticipated at the time.

Ben Van Zee Swarthmore '11

"Crucially, my time in Venice reaffirmed that art history was what I wanted to pursue as a major."

Alex Foo GS'21

The readings and lessons stayed with me beyond the classrooms, as I saw my readings and lessons in action and alive.

Zach Kahn CC'20

My time in Paris was a truly incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience. I was able to take classes that seamlessly transferred to the Core curriculum and towards my degree, while making close friends and living my best Parisian life. I really believe that every student should do a study abroad program, to continue to push themselves out of their comfort zones and into new areas of interest. Overall, I’ll look back on those months in Paris as the best decision I could have made at Columbia.

Megan Howard GS'20

"I’ve always enjoyed traveling, but studying abroad gave me the chance to really become a part of a foreign culture and ultimately see life from a different perspective. I wholeheartedly recommend it."

Kristen Wang SEAS'18

"I was searching for ways to connect what I was studying in classrooms on campus with lived experiences and intersecting identities at the global scale."

Rowan Gossett CC'20

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

"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

...we have to get sore before we get strong, and I came out of the experience much more conscious of my place, and responsibility, in the world as an American than before.

Emilie Biggs CC'21

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Recent News

Apr 3rd, 2020

In line with the University’s guidance, The Center for Undergraduate Global Engagment (UGE) is operating remotely.

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.