Columbia University Medical Center

Home to the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the College of Dental Medicine, the School of Nursing and the Mailman School of Public Health, CUMC offers a variety of internship and shadowing opportunities for Columbia undergraduates.

The High Line

The High Line is an urban park resulting from the repurposing of a former elevated freight railway. An integration of environmental sustainability, design and engineering principles, governmental collaboration, thoughtful redevelopment and artistic pieces, the High Line has featured the work of Professor Sarah Sze from the Department of Visual Arts.

Chelsea Market

Originally the factory where the Oreo cookie was invented and produced, Chelsea Market is renowned for its varied food offerings—everything from artisanal cheese to seafood to coffee! The Market is also a part of New York’s “Silicon Alley,” a technology and social media hub for companies such as Google, Twitter and Facebook.

The Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo (the flagship park of the Wildlife Conservation Society) has hosted many Columbia interns pursuing environmental science, evolutionary biology, education and pre-veterinary tracks. The Bronx Zoo is the world’s largest metropolitan zoo and contains several well-known exhibits, including the “African Plains” exhibit and the Reptile House.

The United Nations

The headquarters of the United Nations brings together delegates from 193 countries to discuss issues of peace, justice and economic and social well being. Students from Columbia participate in the UN’s internship program, and heads of state are invited to speak on campus through the World Leaders Forum program.

Earth Institute

The Earth Institute examines issues of sustainable development and socioeconomic experiences through research in sustainable energy, earth engineering, climate systems and geology at a variety of research centers (including the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory).

El Taller Latino Americano

El Taller is a community-based nonprofit arts and education center focusing on bringing Latin American culture to New Yorkers through programs in art, dance, language and music.

Riverside Park

Part of the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, Riverside Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and expanded by Robert Moses. In addition to Grant’s Tomb, Riverside is home to several recreational facilities (notably a kayak launch at 79th Street) and other monuments.

Morningside Park

Morningside Park was also designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and includes several memorial statues (including one of Lafayette and Washington by Frederic Bartholdi, who also designed the Statue of Liberty), a waterfall and pond, and the New York City Daffodil Project, a September 11th memorial.

Firehouse of Engine Company 47

This building is one of the oldest in the neighborhood, having been constructed in 1889 when most of Morningside Heights was still farmland. There is an identically designed firehouse in Greenwich Village, and several other similar firehouses throughout the city.

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