International Students

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Coming from an international context to Columbia can sometimes mean that there are different academic experiences that have shaped your educational experiences. At Columbia, we expect you to expand your previous understanding of academic honesty by learning the academic expectations for proper citation management and academic resource support.

International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO)

Learn more about academic resources from the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO).


Part of Multicultural Affairs, International@Columbia is committed to providing a caring and supportive atmosphere for 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.

To learn more about how International@Columbia can support you email or ask to meet with Associate Director of Multicultural Affairs & International Student Support, Janet Jun Siew Loh.

University Writing for International Students

Each semester University Writing offers approximately 2-3 sections specifically for international students. These sections of university writing emphasize making a successful transition to the culture of intellectual American academic writing. University Writing also teaches key writing skills of revision, collaboration, critical analysis and research. For questions on how to enroll email the Berick Center for Student Advising.


Academic Integrity


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Call: 212-853-1772