Study Abroad

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

"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

To combat the general discomfort I felt, I created and surrounded myself in physical and mental environments that I wanted to be and thrive in. Immersing my mind in positive thinking and poetry helped to greatly enhance my time abroad.

Shanga Labossiere CC '19

It feels good, and gives me confidence in myself, to know that I can move to another city, country, and continent and make a life for myself there in just four months...It feels good, and gives me confidence in myself, to know that I can move to another city, country, and continent and make a life for myself there in just four months.

Lucy Zorzano Barnard '20

Spending time in Athens, Nafplio, and the island of Syros, I was able to delve deeper into my academic passion of Art History, while also learning about other disciplines, and gaining new friendships and cultural understanding.

Owen Monroe CC'20
"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

I am grateful to BCGS, as the year I spent in Berlin has academically and socially prepared my life after college.

Metin Turgut, Williams '16

There are few things more satisfying and reassuring than grappling with the challenges of study abroad and emerging victorious.

Isa de la Torre CC'20

Returning to Paris from Cannes, I was distinctly aware that I would never have another experience like this one. Truth be told, my entire time spent at Reid Hall was full of adventures as extraordinary as this one, full of people and places that changed me for the better.

Hampton Adams BC'18

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More than 500 Columbia undergraduates study abroad every year