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"I think the richness of the lived experiences that you learn about through studying in a particular place and getting off campus for a couple weeks is really valuable and I hope as a practitioner I will bring a sense of connection to places like Istanbul and a sense of what life is like not only for people on the move but also for practitioners living and working in Turkey and other places around the world."

Jennifer Ostrowski (IA '22), speaking about the SIPA Global Immersion course on forced migration in Istanbul.

About 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


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