The World Leaders Forum on the Columbia campus hosts prominent world leaders and other international newsmakers for lectures, discussion panels and other events. His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, participated in a talk “Beyond Policy and FInancing: How to Sustain Development.”
Engineers Without Borders has worked in this rural village since 2004, improving water and sanitation facilities through the construction of new latrines.
Undergraduates have the opportunity to excavate and deepen their knowledge of art, architecture and history through an archeological dig at Hadrian’s Villa.
The new Columbia in London program will feature a global seminar, London as Literature, that will include in-depth study of texts as well as outings to urban sites.
The new Columbia in Mexico program will offer core courses in anthroplogy and race and ethnicity studies in partnership with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad program in Cuba offers the opportunity to take courses, conduct research and connect with local cultural institutions.
One of the 32 museums that charge no admission for Columbia students, the Queens Museum is a museum, a historic site, a community center, and an educational classroom. “The Panorama of the City of New York” exhibit is compulsory viewing for anyone living in the city: a 9,335 square foot model of the city's 320 square miles and 895,000 buildings.