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Programs and Events

International @ Columbia is committed to providing a caring and supportive atmosphere focusing 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.

2017 ISOP Reunion and Internaitonal @ Columbia Open House

Friday, September, 22 @ 5 p.m. at Lerner 555.

Fall 2017 Friday Lunch Chats for International Students 

All Friday lunch chats are from 12:00 noon to 1:15 p.m. at Lerner 401. All Columbia College and Columbia Engineering undergraduate international students are encouraged to join. Registration is required. Lunches are free. 

  • September 22
  • October 6
  • October 20
  • November 10
  • November 17

Halloween Outing to Governors Island to see Lights of 1,000 Jack O'Lanterns

Friday, October 27. We depart from campus at 5:10 p.m. Registration and a $10 deposit is required. Registration will open on October 13.

International Education Week: November 10-17, 2017

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. It started as a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. The week also celebrates international students who study in the U.S. colleges and universities.  

2017 Thanksgiving Activities 

  • A trip to New York Botanical Garden to see Holiday Train Show. Wednesday, November 22. We depart from Columbia campus at 1:00 p.m. Registration and a $10 deposit is required. 
  • Free Thanksgiving Lunch on Thursday, November 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m at John Jay Dining Hall. Registration required

Fall 2017 Study Break 

Decorate Your Own Cupcake Study Break 
December 7, 2017 
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Lerner 505 Lounge 
Come decorate your own cupcakes, enjoy hot chocolate and hang out with friends. ISSO staff members will be here for travel signatures!

2018 Spring Majors and Careers For International Undergraduate Students

Monday, Feb 26, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Lerner Hall, 505 Lounge 

Learn from a panel of your academic, career, and international student advisers, the factors that influence choice of major and career and how we support you through every step in your decision-making. Brought to you by the Center for Student Advising, Center for Career Education, International Students and Scholars Office, Multicultural Affairs, and the International Student Advisory Board. A light lunch will be provided.

2018 Spring Break Activities 

2018 Spring Study Break

Burst your stress-bubble: Bubbles Study Break 
May 2, 2018 3:00-5:00 p.m. Lerner 505 Lounge
Up to your ears in stress? Do you feel your head inflating with the amount of studying you need to do? Take a few minutes to burst your stress-bubble with International @ Columbia. Come to enjoy free bubble tea, bubble gum, pop bubble wraps, and make giant bubbles using bubble wands!

International at Columbia


510 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: 001 (212) 854-0720

Fax: 001 (212) 854-9801

Office Hours
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.