Student Engagement

The Beijing Center serves as a conduit where undergraduate and graduate students are engaged in a variety of programs, services, and activities that broaden their horizons in and outside of the classroom and enrich their academic, social, and professional growth.

To cater to the needs of our diverse student body, the Center's student engagement program offers exciting opportunities to turn program ideas into reality, gain valuable career connections, and fulfill unlimited potential.


The Center provides ongoing support for any student or student organization planning to engage the larger campus and regional community through a wide range of services, such as program development, event operation, local transaction, media management, and community engagement.


Schedule a virtual or in-person meeting with us to discuss any ideas, questions, or requests you may have via email [email protected].

Organizing and taking part in academic and professional development programs are effective ways for you to practice what you've learned in the classroom and gain experience in your fields. A program idea can be turned into a reality with instructions and the assistance of the Beijing Center. 

GSAPP Student Initiative

Events are used to bring together people with common interests and discuss issues and ideas relating to a specific topic. In order to be successful and influential, hosting online and in-person events requires intensive time, planning, and resources. The Center can assist you in managing your events more efficiently by utilizing standard procedures and vendor pools.

Event Operation

As a local entity, the Center will be able to help you deal with administrative compliance checks, procurement and transactions in China.

Local Transaction

The Beijing Center works closely with our media partners to elevate the University’s visibility and enhance the public’s understanding of our impact on global communities.  You can take advantage of the vast network of regional media outlets to gain better exposure for your work.

Media Management



The Center facilitates student and alumni's study, research, and exchange in the region through our vast partner networks. We help Columbia members immerse themselves in the culture and life of East Asia, create meaningful and impactful global engagement, and dive deep into regional diversity.



Over the summer, the Center hosts send-off parties and networking events to make the transition of incoming students to life at Columbia University and New York City as smooth as possible. Students will have a unique chance to learn more about campus life, make new connections with peers, and explore tremendous resources and opportunities provided by the Global Centers during and after their time at the University.


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