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.

Moscow, Russia

The Alumni and Parent Internship Fund, sponsored by the Center for Career Education, funds College students for internships that foster career exploration and build on their academic experiences. In one instance, an intern worked at the Moscow Times courtesy of the APIF program.

Hong Kong, China

The Columbia Experience Overseas (CEO) program, sponsored by the Center for Career Education, connects students to international opportunities, provides mentorship and support, and enables students to network and build skills in an area of interest. Students in Hong Kong have worked in areas such as consulting and entrepreneurship.

Paris, France

Launched in summer 2015, Art Humanities and Music Humanities in Paris is the first time in the Core Curriculum’s history that Core classes have been offered outside of Columbia and includes day trips and interdisciplinary conversations around Paris, utilizing the resources of Columbia Global Center - Europe.

Mumbai, India

The Columbia Global Center - South Asia hosts projects in health and education, as well as distinguished lecture and working paper series which address major issues of the city, country and region.

Amman, Jordan

The Columbia University Middle East Research Center hosts an intensive summer program in Arabic for undergraduates as well as research in sustainable development and conflict resolution.