Exchange Programs

Want to live and learn in another country, visit a castle in the afternoon, and swim in the Mediterranean at night?  Or maybe you’re more into eating croissants for breakfast.  Or, maybe a hike along the Great Wall is just the thing to get your creative juices flowing, as you see how people in other cultures work in your major.

We’ve partnered with a select number of schools that allow you to continue in your major and also in your Liberal Education requirements.  If you’re anxious about study abroad, it’s nice to know the exchange campuses are visited by Columbia, and we’re in regular contact with their faculty and staff.  That means a whole lot of the red tape that can go along with study abroad is already taken care of for you.

Remember, though, you might need certain prerequisites or a portfolio, so it’s never too early to plan for an exchange program.  Then, when you’re more advanced in your coursework, you can spend a semester of, say, your junior year in England or Ireland or even China.

Yeah, but can you afford it?  The good thing about exchanges is that you continue to pay tuition to Columbia.  Easy as that.  You have to buy your plane tickets (it’s hard to drive to France), but the rest of your costs are comparable to your costs as a full-time Columbia student living on campus.

Check out our exchanges, but remember that there are a limited number of spots, so plan early!

All students applying to participate in an Exchange Program will be required to pay an application fee. Click here to pay the $30 application fee. 

Requirements: To be approved for an exchange, students must have at least a 2.5 GPA and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress according to CCC policy.

International Arts Management: Information on exchanges for International Arts Management majors can be found here.

NOTE: Most Fall deadlines are April 15th, but the Singapore, Ireland, and Australia exchanges have March 15th deadlines.

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Nanyang Technological University
Location: Singapore
Program Dates: Fall and Spring semesters
Subjects: Digital Animation, Digital Filmmaking, Interactive Media, Photography & Digital Imaging, Product Design, Visual Communication, Arts Education, Information Engineering and Media, LAS and other electives
Housing: On-campus housing available
Instruction Language: English
Website: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/Pages/home.aspx
Application:
Deadline for Fall: *March 15th*
Deadline for Spring: *October 1st*

 

Universidad Peruana
Location: Lima, Peru
Program Dates: Fall and Spring semesters
Subjects:
Housing: Off-campus housing available
Instruction Language: Spanish, some English
Website:
Application:
Deadline for Fall: April 15th
Deadline for Spring: October 15th

 

Universidad Mayor
Location: Santiago, Chile
Program Dates: Fall and Spring semesters
Subjects:
Housing: On-campus dormitories and off-campus residence available
Instruction Language: Spanish
Website:
Application:
Deadline for Fall: April 15th
Deadline for Spring: October 15th

 

Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Program Dates: Fall and Spring semesters
Subjects: Communication (Journalism, Radio and PR), Design and Art Education
Housing: Off-campus residence available
Instruction Language: Portuguese
Website:
Application:
Deadline for Fall: April 15th
Deadline for Spring: October 15th

 

Flinders University
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Program Dates: Fall and Spring semesters
Subjects: Creative Writing, Dance, Digital Media, Drama, Fashion, Screen, Visual Arts, Design and Technology Innovation, Media Arts, LAS, and other electives
Housing: On-campus housing available
Instruction Language: English
Website: http://www.flinders.edu.au/
Application:
Deadline for Fall: *March 15th*
Deadline for Spring: October 15th

 

University of Salford
Location: Manchester, England
Program Dates: Fall and Spring semesters
Subjects: Journalism, TV, Dance, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Film, Photography, Animation, IAM, Music, Theatre, and Others
Housing:

On-campus housing available

Instruction Language: English
Website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/
Deadline for Spring: October 15th

 

Dublin Institute of Technology
Location: Downtown Dublin, Ireland
Program Dates: Fall and Spring semesters
Subjects: Journalism, Graphic Design, Interior Architecture, Radio, Photography and Theater
Housing: Off-campus dormitories available
Instruction Language: English
Website: http://www.dit.ie/DIT/Homepage/index.html
Application:
Deadline for Fall: *March 15th*
Deadline for Spring: October 15th

 

University of East London
Location: East London, England
Program Dates: Fall and Spring semesters
Subjects: Theater, Cultural Studies, Fashion, Dance, and other electives
Housing: On-campus dormitories available
Instruction Language: English
Website: http://www.uel.ac.uk/
Application:
Deadline for Fall: April 15th
Deadline for Spring: October 15th

  

Bath Spa University
Location: Bath, England (90 minutes west of London)
Program Dates: Fall and Spring semesters
Subjects: Creative Writing and Publishing; Film and Screen Studies; Photography; Media Communication; Theater; Creative Media Practice; History; and LAS courses
Housing: On-campus dormitories and off-campus residence available, and home-stays
Instruction Language: English
Website: http://www.bathspa.ac.uk/
Application:
Deadline for Fall: April 15th
Deadline for Spring: October 15th

 

Rose Bruford College
Location: Sidcup, England (30 minutes southeast of London)
Program Dates: Fall and Spring semesters
Subject: Theatre; Scenic Arts Program (Spring)
Housing: On-campus dormitories and off-campus residence available
Instruction Language: English
Website: http://www.bruford.ac.uk/
Application:
Deadline for Fall: April 15th
Deadline for Spring: October 15th

 

Tongji University: College of Communication and Arts
Location: Shanghai, China
Program Dates: Fall and Spring semesters
Subjects: Interactive Arts and Media; Web design; Graphic Design; Film and Video/ Cinearts; Marketing/ Communication; World Music; Audio Arts; Cultural Studies; Chinese Language; and Chinese Culture
Housing: On-campus dormitories
Instruction Language: English and Mandarin
Website: http://www.tongji.edu.cn/english/
Application:
Deadline for Fall: April 15th
Deadline for Spring: October 15th

 

PopAkademie Baden-Württemberg
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Program Dates: Fall Semester
Subject: Popular Music Performance; Music Business
Housing: Off-campus housing available
Instruction Language: English and German
Website: http://www.popakademie.de/
Application:
Deadline for Fall: April 15th

 

For more information about any exchange programing please contact our office at x7726 or edabroad@colum.edu