Columbia Global Centers promote and facilitate the collaborative and impactful engagement of the University’s faculty, students, and alumni with the world to enhance understanding, address global challenges, and advance knowledge and its exchange.

Student Voices From Around the Globe

The Columbia students below have much to say and remember about this summer, and it was much more than just a vacation. Twelve first-year students from Columbia College participated in the inaugural Presidental Global Fellows Program at various places around the world. Another 14 students traveled abroad as part of the Global Scholars Program titled Contemporary Cities of Eurasia – Berlin, Moscow, Ulan Bator, and Beijing. Still more students spent time in Amman and Mumbai in the Summer Ecosystem Experience for Undergraduates Program. A sampling of their experiences in their own words are linked below. Most of the students received guidance and assistance from one or more of Columbia's eight Global Centers.

Find out more about student opportunities at the eight global centers at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, at World Leaders Forum: Student Participation at Columbia Global Centers.


Global Initiative

Global Education:

Exploring new ways to think about global interconnectedness


Yara Tercero CC'14 – Global Scholar'13

Yara is a rising senior at Columbia College majoring in political science with a concentration in Latin American studies.

Sustainable Waste Management for Latin America

Rua Candelária, 9 | Auditorium, Rio de Janeiro
August 29, 2014

Sustainable Waste Management in Latin America

Av. Dag Hammarskjold 3269, 1st Floor, Vitacura, Santiago
September 01, 2014

Teachers College Information Session

Av. Dag Hammarskjold 3269, 1st Floor, Vitacura, Santiago
September 04, 2014

Mobilizing Memory: Women Witnessing

Depo Istanbul
September 05, 2014 to October 03, 2014

World Leaders Forum: Student Participation at Columbia Global Centers

Teatro, Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue
September 11, 2014

The World Writers' Festival: Writers of India

September 18, 2014 to September 21, 2014