Study Abroad

Spending time in Athens, Nafplio, and the island of Syros, I was able to delve deeper into my academic passion of Art History, while also learning about other disciplines, and gaining new friendships and cultural understanding.

Owen Monroe CC'20

To combat the general discomfort I felt, I created and surrounded myself in physical and mental environments that I wanted to be and thrive in. Immersing my mind in positive thinking and poetry helped to greatly enhance my time abroad.

Shanga Labossiere CC '19

"Beyond the language component, the classes I took through BCGS exposed me to topics and intellectual discussions that fascinate and engage me to this day."

Christopher D. Clark, Vassar '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

It’s not just in America where the strongest ties that bind are formed by our values.

Jaxon Williams-Bellamy CC'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

"Coming from a minority perspective forced me to see things in a different light and take a critical look at my own assumptions, thought processes and fundamental beliefs."

Gloria Tso 'CC19

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

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