Student Voices

Columbia students who travel have much to say and remember about their experiences, which always turn out to be so much more than just a vacation. Read the words shared by several students about their summer experiences abroad in 2014. See also a series of profiles of and blogs by students who have participated in programs offered through the global centers.

Alexi Thomas CC’16, pictured above, spent the Spring 2015 semester studying abroad in Paris at Columbia Global Centers | Paris.

Internships and Summer Programs

Internships are available at the Global Centers as well as through Columbia College, the Office of Global Programs and the Center for Career Education among others, including Global Scholars, Columbia Presidential Global Fellowship, Columbia Experience Overseas Program and the Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates. The College also maintains a list of fellowships available worldwide for undergraduates. See also Columbia College Offers New Global Fellowships.

Graduate Academic Programs

While the global center network is not a branch campus model, Columbia Global Centers | Paris offers graduate students three academic programs in Paris: New York-Paris Program,  M.A. in History and Literature and M.A. in French Global Studies

Undergraduates / Study Abroad

Columbia College, the undergraduate college at Columbia University, leads the study abroad program on campus through the Office of Global Programs, which maintains a directory of more than 20 different opportunities in more than a dozen countries.

Travel and Other Resources

Columbia University's Global Support office offers students a variety of resources to help plan travel, including information on international research and emergency assistance.

Library Resources

Columbia University has a vast amount of library resources available to its faculty, particularly in the Global Studies Libraries, which develops collections from and about many regions of the world in a wide range of languages, supporting programs and research.


World Leaders Forum (part 1): Student Participation at Columbia Global Centers

Columbia faculty and students led a dynamic conversation on student participation at the eight global centers during a presentation on Sept. 11, 2014.

One-Minute Vision of Columbia Global Centers

An introduction and overview of Columbia Global Centers

An introduction and overview of Columbia Global Centers, featuring comments from Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University, Professor Safwan M. Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development, and the directors of the global centers.

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