Study Abroad

It feels good, and gives me confidence in myself, to know that I can move to another city, country, and continent and make a life for myself there in just four months...It feels good, and gives me confidence in myself, to know that I can move to another city, country, and continent and make a life for myself there in just four months.

Lucy Zorzano Barnard '20

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

"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

"Academics in Melbourne were different from Columbia, both in content and structure. One of the most interesting academic experiences was seeing how students and educators spoke about and viewed the USA -- particularly because America came up a lot in my classes."

Aaron Smithson CC'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

I am grateful to BCGS, as the year I spent in Berlin has academically and socially prepared my life after college.

Metin Turgut, Williams '16

...we have to get sore before we get strong, and I came out of the experience much more conscious of my place, and responsibility, in the world as an American than before.

Emilie Biggs CC'21

"Both times that I studied abroad were eye-opening and made me more conscious of what it means to be a citizen of the world. Learning languages abroad also helped me develop newfound confidence in myself, for which I am deeply grateful."

Alex Braslavsksy CC'17

BCGS was a challenge in all the best ways possible. We were pushed outside our comfort zones, but the triumph and sense of accomplishment we felt afterwards, was perhaps the most rewarding part of all.

Tiana Stute BC'15

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More than 500 Columbia undergraduates study abroad every year