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As of Fall 2016, OGPF advisors will host student appointments in 606 Kent and also in the Center for Student Advising on the 4th Floor of Lerner Hall. Please see the individual advisor information below about their location for a particular day.

If you need to cancel your appointment, please do so through Google Calendar or email your advisor in advance so that your time slot can be made available to another student.


Contact Information

606 Kent Hall 
Mail Code 3948
Columbia University 
1140 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027 USA
phone: 212-854-2559 
fax: 212-854-5164
ogp@columbia.edu


In the event of an emergency outside of normal business hours, please contact:

Columbia University Emergency 212-854-5555
Columbia University Public Safety 212-854-2797


Staff

Kavita Sharma
Acting Dean of the Office of Global Programs and Fellowships
Dean of the Center for Career Education
phone: 212-854-2559
ks2173@columbia.edu  

Columbia Programs

Fay Ju 
Associate Dean
phone: 212-854-6333 
fjj1@columbia.edu
Office hours by appointment. Please email to schedule.

Lindsey Schram
Senior Associate Director
phone: 212-854-5483
ls2553@columbia.edu
Advisor for Columbia programs in: Paris (semester/academic year, Summer French Studies, Summer Art Humanities & Music Humanities
Office hours by appointment. Please email to schedule.

Robin Leephaibul
Associate Director
phone: 212-854-6680
rl2705@columbia.edu
*Will be on maternity leave late October 2016 - late January 2017. Please contact Jillian Burdziak with questions about CU programs in Kyoto and Thomas Spencer with questions about CU programs in China.
Advisor for Columbia programs in: Beijing (semester/academic year & summer language) Kyoto (semester/academic year & summer) and Shanghai (summer)
To sign up for an appointment, visit: Robin Leephaibul Advising Calendar. Please check your Google time zone when signing up for an appointment and make sure it's Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Meg Booth
Associate Director
phone: 212-854-4203
Email: mr2850@columbia.edu
Advisor for Columbia programs in: Amman, Amman/Paris, KenyaVeniceBerlin, GSP:Latin American Cities
Fall 2016: Appointments on Tuesdays from 9-11 am, 2-3 pm, Wednesdays from 9-10 am, Thursdays from 2-4 pm, and Fridays from 12-1 pm. Please note that Appointments on Tuesday and Wednesday are held in OGP, 606 Kent.  Appointments on Thursdays are in the CSA, 4th Floor Lerner. 
Hours by appointment. To sign up for an appointment email Meg or click here: Meg Booth Advising Calendar. Please check your Google time zone when signing up for an appointment and make sure it's Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Jillian Burdziak
Program Coordinator
phone: 212-854-4120
jmb2336@columbia.edu
Advisor for Columbia programs in: LondonRio de Janeiro, and Rome/Hadrian's Villa
Fall 2016 Regular appointment hours on Mondays 2-4pm, Wednesdays from 10-11am and Fridays 1-4pm.  Please note that Jillian has appointments on Mondays in the CSA, 4th Floor Lerner.  Appointments on Wednesdays and Fridays are in 606 Kent Hall.  To sign up for an appointment, visit Jillian Burdziak Advising Calendar. Please check your Google time zone when signing up for an appointment and make sure it's Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Thomas Spencer
Program Coordinator
phone: 212-854-2559
ts2866@columbia.edu
Advisor for Columbia programs in: Paris (semester/academic yearSummer French StudiesSummer Art Humanities & Music Humanities
Fall 2016 (Starting Sept 6): Regular appointment hours on Tuesdays from 1-2pm in 606 Kent Hall, Wednesdays from 2-3pm in CSA Lerner 4th floor, and Fridays 12-3pm in 606 Kent Hall. To sign up for an appointment, visit: Thomas Spencer Advising Calendar. Please check your Google time zone when signing up for an appointment and make sure it's Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Maryann Borgognone 
Program Coordinator
phone: 212-854-2559 
mb2896@columbia.edu

Megan Friar
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 212-854-0491
mf3031@columbia.edu

Non-Columbia Programs and Fellowships

Scott Carpenter
Associate Dean
phone: 212-854-2559
sc2764@columbia.edu
Advisor for Fellowships and the Columbia College Oxbridge Scholars Program.
Fall 2016: Regular appointment hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-4 pm. For an appointments outside of these times, email Dean Carpenter. Dean Carpenter hosts all appointments in 606 Kent Hall. 
To sign up for an a slot during regular appointment hours please visit: Dean Carpenter Advising Calendar. Please check your Google time zone when signing up for an appointment and make sure it's Eastern Standard Time (EST). 


Jill Burya
Associate Director
phone: 212-854-1130
jb3412@columbia.edu   
Advisor for Columbia-Approved Semester & Non-Columbia Summer Study Abroad Programs in: Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and language programs in Europe. 
To sign up for an appointment, visit: To sign up for an appointment, visit: Jill Burya Advising Calendar. Please check your Google time zone when signing up for an appointment and make sure it's Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Laura Paine Schiff
Assistant Director
phone: 212-854-6624
lbp2123@columbia.edu 
Advisor for Columbia-Approved Semester & Non-Columbia Summer Study Abroad Programs in: Australia & New Zealand, Multiple Country Programs, United Kingdom and other English-speaking programs in Europe. 
To sign up for an appointment click here: Laura Schiff Advising Calendar. Please check your time zone when signing up for an appointment and make sure it's Eastern Standard Time (EST).
For appointments outside of normal office and appointment hours, or during winter and summer breaks please email Laura to schedule. 


Jodi Zaffino
Assistant Director
Phone: 212-854-1161
jaz2124@columbia.edu
Advisor for Fellowships
Fall 2016:  Appointments on Tuesdays from 10 am - 12 pm. Walk ins on Friday from 10 am to 12 pm. To sign up for an appointment click here: Jodi Zaffino Appointment Calendar. Please check your time zone when signing up for an appointment and make sure it's Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Finance and Administration

Wendy Huo
Executive Director of Finance and Administration
Phone: 212-854-5061
whuo@columbia.edu

Jeffrey Cousino
Associate Director of Global Education Planning
Phone: 212-854-2172
jec2101@columbia.edu

Belinda Seed
Associate Director of Budget and Operations
Phone: 212-854-0441
bs2782@columbia.edu

Xin Wang
Assistant Director of Budget and Operations
Phone: 212-854-9824
xw2203@columbia.edu