Study Abroad

"Studying abroad adds a whole new layer to your personality and life experience. As you learn more about yourself abroad, you find what life goals and career paths are most appealing, are better prepared for introspective interviews, and become more marketable."

Kyle McCreight CC'18

What I study at Columbia is completely different than most of what I was studying in Kenya, but it didn’t matter.

Maia Berlow CC'18

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

"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

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

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 CC'20

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 think the most impactful experiences for me were those in which I didn’t just learn about a culture, a tradition, history, politics, or language, but actually encountered them and experienced them outside the classroom."

Seth Farkas CC'18

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

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