Study Abroad

Pick a city that you can get to know in a few months and be able to differentiate between a city that you'd like to vacation to and a city that you actually want to live in.

Eshan Agarwal, SEAS'19

"It was a great way to get to know other students from different courses and years."

Amelia Sawyers CC'19

"Going abroad strengthened my independence and flexibility. I had to adapt to navigating an unfamiliar people, language, and culture. As I enter the real world, I feel more confident because I now know that I can make the best out of an initially daunting experience."

Luke Shirley CC'18

Studying in Spain taught me to take more initiative. Thus, I further explored the curriculum that I found most relevant to my academic goals. The ability to take initiative has increased both my success at Columbia and my post-grad professional marketability.

Eugenia Sanchez CC'18

What I study at Columbia is completely different than most of what I was studying in Kenya, but it didn’t matter.

Maia Berlow CC'18

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

It was BCGS that built my confidence to live and work in Germany permanently after graduation.

Rebecca Wei Yale '16

I want to try my hand at things I could be bad at. I want to take risks and to keep taking on an active role in my own life, in seeking out opportunities to let go of what I know in favor of what could be bigger or better or more well-suited for my talents and interests.

Ella Damstra, Johns Hopkins University '20

"Thanks to the Political Science courses I was able to take via the Berlin Consortium for German Studies, I successfully applied to an MA program in International Relations with a focus on the EU at the Leiden University, the Netherlands. I plan to lean on the German skills I developed at the BCGS in my comparative parliamentary analysis course."

Kelsey Lamp CC'16

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Did You Know

More than 500 Columbia undergraduates study abroad every year