an important step in planning to study abroad. Students must establish a set of goals for the experience, taking into account their foreign-language skills and adaptability to new environments, as well as their research objectives and professional aspirations.
The Office of Global Programs’ website lists program options. Early planning is crucial so that study-abroad plans can be integrated into the student’s curriculum plan. The SEAS Office of Undergraduate Student Affairs can help students in finding best program options for their study abroad.
Summer study-abroad programs allow students to earn credits for language instruction and nontechnical electives. Students can either participate in Columbia-approved summer programs for transfer credit or on Columbiasponsored programs for direct credit.
Students who wish to have an international experience but are unable to study abroad are encouraged to consider the following viable alternatives to gaining such global experience and exposure.
Non-credit-bearing internships, including the CEO program in London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing, and Amman, are coordinated by the Center for Career Education. Please visit the Center’s website for more information.
In addition, the Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) through the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC) provides opportunities for engineering students in Brazil, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Jordan. Other internship options may be possible through Columbia Engineering international partner institutions.