Study Abroad

"Spending a year abroad at Oxford certainly taught me a lot not just about my major, but about myself and my identity."

Uju Enworom CC'18

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

...all of my previous experiences in Paris could not prepare me for the one I had at Reid Hall – a place that opened a vast world of history, thought, and cultural life to which I was, until that point, little more than a doting outsider.

Justin Booz GS'20

"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

"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

"Studying abroad has made me a better communicator and problem solver. Both skills are relevant to my future engineering career goals."

Kate Burt SEAS'19

Talk to people who have done it before. Try and figure out what your priorities are from your study abroad experience. Do you want to become fluent in a language? Trying to figure out whether you'd like to go abroad for a job or grad school? Whatever it is, being able to set some goals will help narrow down the program possibilities.

Upasna Saha CC'19

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

Rebecca Wei Yale '16
"In Athens, I formed connections with professors and researchers who have helped shape my applications to research fellowships and edit my graduate school research proposal. I was also able to present at a student research conference and have my work published."
Alyssa Mendez CC'18

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More than 500 Columbia undergraduates study abroad every year