About Us

The Center for Undergraduate Global Engagement

The Columbia University Center for Undergraduate Global Engagement (UGE) develops, coordinates, implements, and collaborates with other units at Columbia to support academic and co-curricular opportunities--including study abroad, global internships, global service-learning, global research and global courses on campus and abroad—for global learning and engagement for all undergraduates during their Columbia University journey; and works closely with faculty in their global research and teaching to ensure visibility and access to opportunities that build global awareness and the accomplishment of global competencies. UGE enhances access and support for undergraduates to global opportunities and brings students and faculty together in a central location that creates a hub of global activity at Columbia, allowing students to better connect and learn about potential programs; faculty and staff to share their global and regional expertise and advice; and for the collaborative development, implementation and assessment of new and existing undergraduate global programs and opportunities for global engagement across Columbia and around the world.