The University will roll out an initiative for international students that will make available our Columbia Global Centers as sites where our students may convene, collaborate, study, or just hang out with other University students for the duration of the fall term–observing physical distancing and other health and safety protocols that will be announced in due course. In addition to our Global Centers, we plan to offer students access to sites in a number of other cities around the world. There, too, will be study spaces with wifi, printers, and other technical support, and opportunities for students to feel part of a remote satellite community. If you're interested in accessing these spaces, please register here.
The Columbia Global Centers
The 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. The Global Centers, as envisioned by President Lee C. Bollinger, were founded with the objective of connecting the local with the global, to create opportunities for shared learning and to deepen the nature of global dialogue. Learn more about our history
Our Global Centers
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This Scholarship supports displaced students from anywhere in the world who are unable to complete their higher education. These students will receive full tuition, housing, and living assistance while pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees across all 18 Columbia schools and affiliates, reflecting Columbia’s full institutional commitment to addressing this global crisis. As the first-ever Columbia-wide scholarship, and the world's first scholarship of its kind, this program will commit up to $6 million annually in support, per cohort, for up to 30 students each year, every year.
Our annual social entrepreneurship workshop organized in collaboration with Columbia University’s Building Blocks was held between August 17 and 21, 2020.
By Clare B. Rigney, Columbia College, ’23 Political Science Major
One of Global Centers’ first virtual interns shares how the internship program was developed as a COVID-19 pivot, and how it made a difference in the lives of 150 students.