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Programs and Events

International @ Columbia is committed to providing a caring and supportive atmosphere focused on international students through a variety of academic and student life resources. International at Columbia aims to infuse international perspectives into the support services offered to students, enable individuals to represent their international background with their own story, advocate for the importance of a diverse international population in academic and social life, and stimulate conversation about international issues.  Ideas for events, programs, and collaborations can be sent to

Upcoming Events and Programs

The Chai, Cha, Tea (August through April)

Meet and chat with guests and Alison N. Jackson, Associate Director of Multicultural Affairs and International Student Support over Zoom. Take a moment and bring your coffee, o-cha, chai, or other snacks with you if you like. The CCT is a space to meet other students interested in talking and learning about various cultural topics.  Topics include those proposed by those who join, U.S. slang, classroom experiences, travel over breaks, and making "small talk." Respectful curiosity, questions, comments and opinions are welcome! Sessions will not be recorded.  RSVP will open in August.

International Education Week (November 15-19, 2021)

International Education Week (IEW) is an annual celebration of the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.  It begins the Monday after November 11 each year.  During this week, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education work jointly to promote programs that prepare U.S. Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences.  International students and scholars admitted into academic programs, who participate in education programs abroad or join experiential programs like the Center for Career Education's Columbia Experience Overseas (CEO) program are examples of our day-to-day commitment to a globally connected world. 

We encourage individuals, offices, staff, and faculty to create, propose, or participate in activities and events that promote international education, celebrate engagement with global issues, and embrace intercultural learning in the U.S. or abroad. If you already have events or programs that support the mission of IEW, consider scheduling them during IEW. 

Event suggestions for International @ Columbia's IEW are welcome from Columbia College or School of Engineering students, faculty, staff, and student organizations.   A schedule of events provided by Multicultural Affairs, the International Resource Team, and supported by the International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) will be posted on this web page.  

We support and encourage participation in the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance which takes place annually on November 20. See LGBTQ @ Columbia for various events associated with Transgender Awareness Week which coincides with IEW. 

International at Columbia


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