Study Abroad

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 Majumdar CC'20

In my mind, education is about more than ideas--it’s about becoming a citizen of the world and, in so doing, recognizing that your fate is deeply and beautifully entangled with the fate of others.

Odis Babski Vassar '19

My fears were replaced with pure excitement and anticipation of all that I would then see and do over the next six months.

Paulina Babiak SEAS'19

I want to try my hand at things I could be bad at. I want to take risks and to keep taking on an active role in my own life, in seeking out opportunities to let go of what I know in favor of what could be bigger or better or more well-suited for my talents and interests.

Ella Damstra, Johns Hopkins University '20

"Being abroad allowed me to pursue new academic interests, particularly history and philosophy of science. As a biology major, I had exposure to learning about science and conducting scientific experiments in the lab."

Amelia Sawyers CC'19

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

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

Alex Foo GS'21

"Thanks to the Political Science courses I was able to take via the Berlin Consortium for German Studies, I successfully applied to an MA program in International Relations with a focus on the EU at the Leiden University, the Netherlands. I plan to lean on the German skills I developed at the BCGS in my comparative parliamentary analysis course."

Kelsey Lamp CC'16

It was BCGS that built my confidence to live and work in Germany permanently after graduation.

Rebecca Wei Yale '16

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More than 500 Columbia undergraduates study abroad every year