Study Abroad

My BCGS study abroad experience paved the way for my return the following summer to work as an EMGIP fellow in the German parliament and my graduate studies at the London School of Economics in European Politics.

Matthew Asada, University of Pennsylvania '02

The type of housing you select may have a significant impact on your experience abroad, and each has its own benefits and drawbacks.

Kristen Wang, SEAS'18

It is clear to me that this program has changed the course of my personal and professional life, not to mention fulfilling the tall order of being the best summer I have ever had.

Ava Goldwyn CC'21

Talk to people who have done it before. Try and figure out what your priorities are from your study abroad experience. Do you want to become fluent in a language? Trying to figure out whether you'd like to go abroad for a job or grad school? Whatever it is, being able to set some goals will help narrow down the program possibilities.

Upasna Saha CC'19

"Only being there for a semester, I was prepared to do things I would have been too afraid of doing at Columbia."

Julia Zeh CC'18

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

I learned confidence and humility while abroad. Nothing forces you out of your comfort zone like being a different country. This is something we take for granted when we've gotten comfortable in our own environments, but is so crucial to our development.

Amanda Price CC'18

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

Alex Foo GS'21

"Studying abroad has made me a better communicator and problem solver. Both skills are relevant to my future engineering career goals."

Kate Burt SEAS'19

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Did You Know

More than 500 Columbia undergraduates study abroad every year