Study Abroad

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

Jaxon Williams-Bellamy CC'21

"Going abroad helped me understand new environments, interact with local communities, and be comfortable stepping outside of my comfort zone it was my first step in setting my newfound path into motion."

Isabel Friesner CC'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

"Crucially, my time in Venice reaffirmed that art history was what I wanted to pursue as a major."

Alex Foo GS'21

When I left Paris, beyond the joy I felt for the great memories I took with me, I also recognized that I had gained a set of tools I can now use to solve problems in the future.

Juan José Guzmán CC ’19

I learned confidence and humility while abroad. Nothing forces you out of your comfort zone like being a different country. This is something we take for granted when we've gotten comfortable in our own environments, but is so crucial to our development.

Amanda Price CC'18

"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

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 learned more about community engagement while gathering public input on streetscape projects in the pouring rain than I have in classrooms or offices."

Aaron Smithson CC'19

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More than 500 Columbia undergraduates study abroad every year