Enhance your educational experience through studying abroad.

"Leaning over to pick up my café, I caught my eye in my reflection— like him, I had changed too."

Daniella Apodaca CC'20

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

Alex Foo GS'21

" I learned more about community engagement while gathering public input on streetscape projects in the pouring rain than I have in classrooms or offices."

Aaron Smithson CC'19

"If you are considering going abroad, do it. You will never regret the opportunity to call a new city home, to meet locals and learn about perspectives that are different from yours, and learn that you can be comfortable stepping outside of your comfort zone."

Izzy Friesner CC'19

"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

To combat the general discomfort I felt, I created and surrounded myself in physical and mental environments that I wanted to be and thrive in. Immersing my mind in positive thinking and poetry helped to greatly enhance my time abroad.

Shanga Labossiere CC '19

My fears were replaced with pure excitement and anticipation of all that I would then see and do over the next six months.

Paulina Babiak SEAS'19

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

It feels good, and gives me confidence in myself, to know that I can move to another city, country, and continent and make a life for myself there in just four months.

Lucy Zorzano Barnard '20

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Recent News

May 14th, 2020

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. 

Apr 23rd, 2020

Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Undergraduate Global Engagement will be suspending Columbia student onsite participation in all for-credit study abroad programs starting before August 14, 2020.

Apr 3rd, 2020

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