Beijing, China

This global center has developed research and teaching programs in China and the East Asian region, including the Summer Palace Dialogue, an open platform for conversations between leading Chinese and American economists; Studio-X Beijing, a local experimental design and research lab for exploring the future of cities; and the Urban China Initiative, a research program for tackling China’s current urban sustainability challenges.

Yungaburra, Australia

Participate in the School for Field Studies Tropical Rainforest Studies program, one of the many study abroad opportunities available to Columbia students through the Office of Global Programs. The SFS program, open to E3B, Environmental Studies, and DEES students, allows students to both take environmentally-focused courses while simultaneously conducting research on rainforest conditions. 

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

The Harriman Institute on the Columbia campus is one of the world’s leading academic institutions devoted to Russian, Eurasian and East European studies. Recently, the Institute co-sponsored a forum entitled “Uzbekistan in a Time of Uncertainty: Domestic and Regional Challenges.”

Roseau, Dominica

The Alternative Break Program through Student Engagement provides programmatic and financial support for students’ community service experiences over fall, spring, or summer breaks. The Caribbean Students Association traveled to the island nation of Dominica to work with students from rural areas, and provide additional support to teachers in t

Dhaka, Bangladesh

The World Leaders Forum on the Columbia campus hosts prominent world leaders and other international newsmakers for lectures, discussion panels and other events. Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of the Government of Bangladesh, participated in a talk “Girls Lead the Way,” co-sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality.

St. Petersburg, Russia

This past fall, Valery Gergiev, the Director of the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, spoke with Professor Elaine Sisman, Chair of Music Humanities, in a World Leaders Forum event. Gergiev is also the principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra.

Kyoto, Japan

Offered by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after his World Leaders Forum discussion, the Columbia University-Japan Study Tour offered 50 undergraduates a ten-day academic visit that included lectures, sightseeing and a host of cross-cultural experiences.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Home to a Columbia Global Center, the six-week intensive Summer Portuguese Program is one of the opportunities available through the Columbia Presidential Global Fellowships for first-year students.