A Global College

At Columbia College, students have myriad opportunities to engage directly with other cultures from around the world. Students have access to more than 150 study abroad programs on six continents and more than 20,000 global jobs and internships, which include working abroad in seven major cities through the Columbia Experience Overseas program.

Ten Days on the Columbia University-Japan Study Tour

“My experience in Japan caused me to consider questions I had never before realized existed and added another dimension to the academic inquiry I will engage in for the next three years.” — Trevor Menders ’18

Around the World in a Columbia College Year

“The more I found a home [at Columbia], the more desire I felt to push myself further and further out of my comfort zone.” — Chloé Durkin ’15

Exploring Jordan through CEO Amman

“My experience in Amman was more than just an internship; it helped me realize the direction in which I want to guide my career after graduation.” — Meghna Mukherjee ’15

Columbia College students participated in 298 study abroad experiences in 2014–2015

New Global Fellowships

The Undergraduate Global Policy Fellowship, supported by an anonymous donor and sponsored by the Columbia Global Policy Initiative, provides $3,000–$4,000 for rising seniors to conduct policy-oriented research during the summer for a senior thesis that is global in nature.

The Beesen Global Experience Research Fellowship, supported by a gift from the late Charles F. Beesen LS’58, provides $5,000 for non-native French speakers to study or do research in Paris during the summer.

The Harvey Krueger Global Experience Fellowship, supported by Harvey M. Krueger ’51, LAW’53, provides funds for students to pursue research, participate in a study abroad program, or work in a laboratory during the summer in Israel or Poland.

The Columbia College International Summer Study Fund, supported by a $150,000 gift from an anonymous donor, provided 15 College students with funding to participate in Columbia study abroad programs during Summer 2015.