The dual-degree program with the City University of Hong Kong began as a pilot program for only a few CityU students in 2012-2013, but will be permanently instituted and open to a larger group of students next semester.
Learning a foreign language—even just a few words—can unlock another world, and encounters between languages give us a magical symphony of meaning.
Paul LeClerc, director of Columbia’s Paris global center, wants more non-French speakers to be able to study in Paris' Reid Hall—the most popular study abroad destination for undergraduates.
Fifteen first-years will have the opportunity to spend their summer abroad, fully funded by the University.
The University should not perceive immersion in a culture as more important than the benefits of a global perspective and experience.
Columbia students should reconsider the role of stress when it comes to self-worth.
With the support of a $2.1 million grant from the Mellon Foundation, administrators and faculty are embarking on a project to design and approve courses that will be offered exclusively abroad.
The problem is that, despite its best efforts, Columbia doesn’t really offer immersion training.
In New York, and specifically at Columbia, we do not usually inhabit space on our own terms.
Sometimes a shift in time and space is necessary to critically engage with the educational institutions and practices we take to be the norm.
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