Review Columbia’s Study Abroad website to find the programs and destinations you’re interested in pursuing.
You’re encouraged to reach out to Global Education at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions via email. You can also email them to schedule a meeting for learning about the various program options available, discussing the policies and procedures of exchange and approved provider programs, and talking about the destinations that most interest you.
Part of your study abroad decision-making process is thinking about the types of classes you’d like to take while abroad. Regardless of when or where you choose to study abroad, it’s necessary to meet with your advisor as early as you can to make sure you have the credits to fit the experience into your graduation plan.
You’ll need to clear up all financial, registration, or academic holds to study abroad. Additionally, students must have a cumulative 2.50 GPA to apply and participate in their program of choice.
You must confirm your offer to study abroad to move into the next phase of the process.
Once you’re accepted by Columbia to study abroad through an approved provider and confirmed your intent to study abroad, you must apply directly to the approved provider.
If You’re Accepted by the Approved Provider
The Office of the Registrar will put a schedule placeholder for the term you plan to study abroad. The placeholder will estimate the number of credits you plan to take abroad and will be factored into your
financial aid package, if applicable. The placeholder will be replaced by your official course schedule during week four of your experience abroad.
Columbia Central will conduct an initial review of your financial aid eligibility for the term you plan to study abroad. You will pay all study abroad program fees directly to the approved provider program. Any scholarships you have from Columbia will not be eligible to use through an approved provider.
Upon conclusion of your program, students and Global Education will coordinate to make sure final and official transcripts from the approved provider are received. Once received, grades will be entered into your academic record.