University initiative for international students
The Global Centers are located in nine countries and provide the University with a worldwide network of expertise that facilitates engagement, research, and learning for students, faculty, and the public. Six of these nine Global Centers—Amman, Beijing, Istanbul, Nairobi, Paris, and Tunis—will be ready in September to welcome students with upgraded technology, equipment, and full-time, onsite, trained staff. Our Center in Santiago will also be able to support the small number of students who will remain in Chile for the fall term. In addition, we plan to offer students access to space at WeWork locations in Beijing so that more students will have access to space to convene, collaborate, study, or just hang out. These spaces will be made available later in September.
Beginning in September, space at select WeWork locations will be available for temporary use during the fall term by Columbia’s international students. WeWork spaces under consideration are in cities where Columbia has large numbers of students, such as Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Seoul. We will announce soon any additional access locations that will have space available this fall.
In order to access any of these locations—both current and potential—students must first fill out the survey below. The assessment will give us a chance to learn more about individual and collective student interests, where students are located, what their status is, which locations would be of greatest interest, and potential utilization. Once the survey is filled out, the Global Centers will be in touch soon with specific information and guidance on how to access these sites. Our aim is to provide you with the opportunity to be an active member of the Columbia community in your home city.