Suspension of Fall 2020 study abroad

Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on worldwide travel and global health risks, the Center for Undergraduate Global Engagement (UGE) is suspending undergraduate student participation in study abroad programs for Fall 2020. This suspension includes Columbia students’ travel to study abroad programs directly operated by Columbia (Columbia-led) and those run by partner institutions and organizations (Columbia-approved).

Columbia University has suspended all Columbia-related travel, both domestic and international, for all affiliates until further notice. This decision is based on the health and safety concerns associated with global travel and ongoing revisions to entry requirements, visa processes, and academic calendars.

Our priority remains the health and safety of all involved. Please know that we are planning for the resumption of in-person study abroad activities in Spring 2021. UGE also continues to work on providing a year of engaging global learning experiences for students throughout the 2020-21 academic year.

Students can reach out to an UGE adviser to talk more about different opportunities. Our staff wishes you all the best during this difficult and unprecedented time.