Enhance your educational experience through studying abroad.

"Both times that I studied abroad were eye-opening and made me more conscious of what it means to be a citizen of the world. Learning languages abroad also helped me develop newfound confidence in myself, for which I am deeply grateful."

Alex Braslavsksy CC'17

My BCGS study abroad experience paved the way for my return the following summer to work as an EMGIP fellow in the German parliament and my graduate studies at the London School of Economics in European Politics.

Matthew Asada, University of Pennsylvania '02

“To those of you already planning to study abroad: savor your time—it passes far too quickly. To anyone undecided about studying abroad: Do it. I hope it changes your life as much as it has transformed mine.”

Erica Yee SEAS '17

The type of housing you select may have a significant impact on your experience abroad, and each has its own benefits and drawbacks.

Kristen Wang, SEAS'18

“Learning how to live in a new country and with an unfamiliar language was the most challenging, but also the most rewarding experience of my life, even if I was learning through making mistakes most of the time.”

Victoria Tissot BC'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

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 CC'20

"I was worried about my study abroad options coming into Columbia because my major involves dead languages, but I have been able to go abroad and enrich both my own personal life and my academic one as well."

Paula Gaither CC'17

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

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Columbia undergraduates, non-Columbia undergraduates, Barnard students and graduate students can study with some of the world's best minds, in some of the world's most dynamic places. Explore your options with Columbia-Led Programs.

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