Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Columbia in Paris at Reid Hall (Semester/AY) Information Session

Date: Monday, February 13 
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Place: East Gallery, Maison Francaise (Buell Hall)

The Columbia in Paris program located at Reid Hall, Columbia’s Global Center in Europe, offers students an incredible opportunity to master French language skills by engaging in immersive academic coursework in a variety of majors while integrating into French culture. Included in the program's dynamic course offerings is the opportunity to take Art or Music Humanities at Reid Hall. The equivalent of at least two years of college-level French is required to participate in the program. Come learn more about how you can spend an academic year or semester in the City of Light while progressing on major requirements here at Columbia.

For more information

Application deadline for Fall 2017 and Academic Year 2017-2018: March 15

Interested but can’t attend? Schedule an appointment to meet with Lindsey Schram ( 

Columbia in China Summer Programs Information Session

Attend this information session to learn more about Columbia's two Summer Chinese Language Programs in Beijing!

Summer Language Program: This nine-week program immerses students in one of the world's most dynamic cities and offers four levels of intensive Chinese language studies from beginner through fourth year. Students complete the equivalent of one year of Chinese at Columbia. Group excursions in and around Beijing, the program base at Peking University and a week-long travel break give students insight into Chinese society and lifestyle.

Summer Business Chinese Program: This nine-week program begins with intensive, personalized instruction in Chinese language classes that emphasize the specialized vocabulary, jargon, linguistic styles, and appropriate behaviors used in a professional setting. During the final weeks of the program, students participate in a field project and are placed with local or multinational companies, giving them an invaluable opportunity to apply their formal learning of business Chinese in context.

Date: Tuesday, Feb. 14th
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
Place: 403 Kent Hall

For more information: 

Application deadline: March 1

Interested but can’t attend? Schedule an appointment to meet with Robin Leephaibul (Robin Leephaibul Advising Calendar) or email her at

Columbia University in London Fall 2017 Program Info Session

Date: Wednesday, February 15
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Place: 606 Kent Hall

Learn about this exciting program with the Columbia Department of English and Comparative Literature! Columbia Professor Jean Howard will teach the program’s Fall 2017 Global Seminar, London Theatre 1590 to 2017, which will examine changes in London theater culture from the late Elizabethan to the contemporary moment. Other courses will be chosen from the local host university, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). QMUL, one of the UK’s most prestigious universities, offers programs across a broad range of disciplines, including physical and natural sciences, business and management, engineering, humanities, and social sciences.

All qualified students are welcome to apply for the program. Students do not need to major in English and Comparative Literature, but they should demonstrate the motivation to study the topic taught in the global seminar.

Application deadline: March 15

Questions? Schedule an appointment to meet with Jillian Burdziak at (Jillian Burdziak Advising Calendar) or email her at

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Please submit your Intent to Study Abroad Form by February 15 to study abroad during the fall 2017 semester or 2017- 2018 academic year. The form is available via myBarnard and takes but a minute to complete.

Kindly note that the form is non-binding, however, you should have a strong interest in seeing the study abroad process through. Also, you should have some idea of where you would like to go, including the program and/or institution you would like to attend while abroad. Click on the link below for a list of Barnard approved programs by region.

If you do not see a program that matches your interests and/or would like to review the study abroad process in greater detail, please email for an appointment with Dean Garay.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Columbia Summer Programs

Columbia Summer in Rio de Janeiro Information Session

Date: Monday, February 6
Time: 4-5 p.m.
Place: 201 Casa Hispanica

This summer program, based at the Pontificia Universidade Catolica (PUC-Rio), offers intensive training in Portuguese for motivated undergraduate and graduate students. Courses are taught by the PUC-Rio language instructors and faculty from Columbia. All students participate in a Community Involvement Project which facilitates interactions with local people and provides an invaluable opportunity to strengthen language proficiency while gaining insight into Brazilian culture and society.

For more information:

Interested but can't attend?  
Schedule an appointment to meet with Jillian Burdziak (Jillian Burdziak Advising Calendar) or email her at

Berlin Consortium for German Studies (BCGS) Information Session

Date: Friday, February 10
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Location: 606 Kent Hall (Office of Global Programs & Fellowships)

Studying abroad at the Berlin Consortium for German Studies (BCGS) offers an incredible opportunity to master German language skills by engaging in intensive academic coursework while integrating into German culture. Students enroll at the Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin, which hosts a variety of departments including Biology, Economics, Political Science and much more. Students may also consider taking select courses at other universities in Berlin such as the Humboldt.  Berlin’s vibrant nightlife, art scene and fascinating history create an exciting environment to experience life in the new Europe.  The equivalent of at least two years of college- level German is required to apply to the program. Studying in Berlin for the full academic year opens the possibility of arranging full-time internships during the semester break in February and March.  Motivated students, with the help of the program, have arranged many interesting internships over the years in political foundations, government offices, hospitals, opera houses, public relations firms, and schools.

For more

Interested but can't attend?
Schedule an appointment to meet with Meg Booth (Meg Booth Advising Calender) or email her at