Student Stories

“These study abroad programs give you the opportunity to learn new languages, discover different cultures, and explore ancient history up close and in person. However… perhaps the most important things you will learn and discover while abroad are about you.”

Michael Spiotta GS '17

“One of the biggest reasons that I recommend studying in Berlin for a whole year is the way it allows you to immerse yourself in the culture during the first semester and really reap the benefits your second semester.”

Miranda Arakelian CC’17
Arches in Amman

...My favorite experiences abroad were made so meaningful simply because I engaged with the people around me.

Ellie Dominguez CC’17

“I came back realizing that these four years aren’t about becoming something great or discovering your destiny but about learning how to be a better person and how to be a member of a community, locally or globally.”

Elsbeth Kane CC’17

Program Evaluations

Review program evaluations from former study abroad students.

Peer Advisers

Columbia students who have returned from a semester or year abroad and are interested in sharing their experience of study abroad with prospective students.