Study Abroad

Studying abroad allowed me to gain insights on issues that I wouldn’t have been able to otherwise – through seeing things I that otherwise wouldn’t have.

Anant Krishnan Majumdar CC'20

By being immersed in a new culture, I was forced to push myself outside of my comfort zone. I discovered that I belong in a global community. By studying abroad, I strengthened my communication skills and have begun building a network.

Paulina Babiak SEAS'19

"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

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

"My courses allowed me to explore a 1,000 year old city, steeped with historical locales, religious sites, and traditions. After school, my friends and I were able to enjoy modern aspects of Kyoto, like wandering through the shopping district or singing karaoke."

Sinai Cruz CC'18

"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

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

"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

"Classes were totally different in Denmark, much more team based, hands-on, and practical, with many presentations and projects thrown in as well - it was great to experience and benefit from a new style of learning."

Theodora Davis CC'17

Columbia-Led Programs

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Did You Know

More than 500 Columbia undergraduates study abroad every year