The Columbia-Led Programs staff work closely with Barnard students, faculty, and the staff in Barnard's International and Intercultural Student Programs Office. It is never too early to reach out to begin your study abroad adventure. Please read below so you know the best person to reach out to.
Barnard's study abroad staff will help you navigate rules and processes specific to Barnard. They will have an understanding of how Barnard students have used their study abroad experiences in their Barnard journey and how courses taken abroad contribute to a Barnard major or concentration. They also organize Barnard-specific information sessions, pre-departure meetings, and other events.
To learn more and schedule an appointment please see the Study Abroad section of Barnard's International and Intercultural Student Programs Office.
You will also want to have discussions about your plans to study abroad with your major/concentration adviser, your financial aid adviser, and anyone who you might see regularly through Barnard's Health Services.
It is encouraged and appropriate to reach out to Columbia-Led Programs advisers (specific program advisers are also listed on each program page) or peer advisers for information on the specific program you've chosen. The adviser knows the program well and can answer most questions that you will have about the various aspects of the program as well as guide you through the admissions and pre-departure processes.