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.


Beijing, China
August 08, 2016 to August 14, 2016
Columbia Global Centers丨Beijing
June 23, 2017