Enhance your educational experience through studying abroad.

"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

“I came back realizing that these four years aren’t about becoming something great or discovering your destiny but about learning how to be a better person and how to be a member of a community, locally or globally.”

Elsbeth Kane CC’17

If you want to make studying abroad a thought-provoking experience, I encourage you to keep track of every little culture shock as well!

Bingcong Zhu CC'16

"As a political science major, my understanding of political systems is from a US perspective. Immersing myself in a place with different norms helped me to appreciate the importance of history and cultural particularity in approaching questions of governance."

Isaiah Feldman-Schwartz CC'18

"My European literature class in Denmark focused on how place is written into texts. The techniques that we used for mapping are something that I decided to adapt and use for my senior essay at Columbia. The intersection of literature and visuality is something that has come to inform my studies at Columbia."

Anvita Budhraja CC'18

“One of the biggest reasons that I recommend studying in Berlin for a whole year is the way it allows you to immerse yourself in the culture during the first semester and really reap the benefits your second semester.”

Miranda Arakelian CC’17

“To those of you already planning to study abroad: savor your time—it passes far too quickly. To anyone undecided about studying abroad: Do it. I hope it changes your life as much as it has transformed mine.”

Erica Yee SEAS '17

Study abroad provided me with the mechanism to not only enrich my language learning experience, and my understanding of the world, but also to rediscover some of the hidden beauty in everyday life.

William Scott GS'20

"Spending a year abroad at Oxford certainly taught me a lot not just about my major, but about myself and my identity."

Uju Enworom CC'18

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