Research, Internships & Study Abroad

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Research, Internships & Study Abroad

Education occurs beyond the classroom at Columbia. Whether through internships, study abroad programs or research experiences, or perhaps even a mixture of all three, our students seek opportunities to build upon what they have learned here. You might spend a year in Kyoto studying Japanese or a summer working at Google’s New York City headquarters. Or maybe even conduct research with a Nobel Prize winner on campus. The possibilities are limitless. And who knows what these experiences might lead to? You might discover a new career interest or a lifelong passion for something previously unimaginable.

Ellen DeGeneres surprises Columbia student (youtube video)

Sara Sakowitz ‘18SEAS was invited to share her cancer research on camera with Ellen DeGeneres.

Columbia Launches Presidential Global Fellowship

Funded by a generous grant from President Lee C. Bollinger, the Presidential Global Fellowship program is a new opportunity that offers first-year undergraduates the chance to apply for funding for a Columbia summer study abroad program.

Students Collaborate with Theatre Professionals on Musical Workshop

Columbia undergraduates collaborate on “COLLEGE: The Musical,” directed and produced by Laura Pietropinto, CC ’00.

Columbia Global Center Opens in Nairobi, Kenya

Columbia Global Centers promote and facilitate international collaborations, research projects, academic programming and study abroad. This is Columbia’s first center in Africa.

Center for Career Education's "Bring Your Internship to Life" Video Contest

Undergraduate students are invited to create a one to three minute video portraying their summer 2012 internship experiences.

The Earth Institute Student Research Showcase (youtube video)

The Earth Institute is committed to supporting and showcasing student research in the areas of environment and sustainable development.

“My adviser directed me to the Office of Pre-Professional Advising as I became more certain about my goal to attend medical school. They sent me e-mails about health sciences internships, summer programs and upcoming speakers, which made the opportunities to explore the field of medicine much greater and easier to access. ”

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Columbia Throws "Pajama Party" for Higgs Particle Announcement

Faculty members, students and friends gathered to experience one of the biggest developments in particle physics.

Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon addresses the Columbia Community at the World Leaders Forum (youtube video)

Every year global figures, such as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, speak to the Columbia community thanks to our proximity to the United Nations

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Research Opportunities

Columbia is one of the finest research institutions in the world, with hundreds of labs led by pioneers in the field, conducting nearly $1 billion of annual research in over 200 research centers and institutes.