Global Engagement

Global Engagement

The Columbia University Center for Undergraduate Global Engagement (UGE) develops, coordinates, implements, and collaborates with other units at Columbia to support academic and co-curricular opportunities--including study abroad, global internships, global service-learning, global research and global courses on campus and abroad—for global learning and engagement for all undergraduates during their Columbia University journey; and works closely with faculty in their global research and teaching to ensure visibility and access to opportunities that build global awareness and the accomplishment of global competencies. UGE enhances access and support for undergraduates to global opportunities and brings students and faculty together in a central location that creates a hub of global activity at Columbia, allowing students to better connect and learn about potential programs; faculty and staff to share their global and regional expertise and advice; and for the collaborative development, implementation and assessment of new and existing undergraduate global programs and opportunities for global engagement across Columbia and around the world.

Visit the UGE website for more information on programs and opportunities around the world.

Located in nine cities across four continents, the Global Centers are Columbia’s physical and intellectual manifestation in the world. We offer a unique platform that facilitates collaborative and impactful engagement of the University’s faculty, students, staff, and alumni, through educational programs, research collaborations, internship opportunities, and many other programs and initiatives.

Columbia Global Centers bring our campus to the world and the world to campus– building connections, sharing knowledge, and helping address global challenges.

Learn more about the Global Centers.

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Columbia in Paris is proud to partner with local non-profits, start-ups, and international organizations to offer volunteer and internship opportunities and organize a wide-range of public programs. We also work with Columbia organizations on campus and around the world to facilitate cross-cultural dialogues and organize student and public programs.

Columbia in Paris also offers virtual internships with local partners to engage students from around the world. The current offerings can be found on the Columbia Global Centers' Virtual Global Internships page.

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Taking part in the Global Columbia Collaboratory provides you with a forum for learning about global issues from international experts and peers around the world. Student participants will sharpen cross-cultural and collaborative skills, enhance their global network and develop ideas or professional portfolios.

During fall 2021, the Global Columbia Collaboratory will focus on global challenges to be structured around the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

To see the progress made by the Collaboratory student teams, please review the Student Project Website Gallery. For program announcements and activities, please follow UGE on Instagram at ​@ColumbiaUndergradGlobal.

For more information on program expectations, timelines, and eligibility, please visit the Global Columbia Collaboratory website.

If you have any questions, write to [email protected].