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Global Ambassador Program Application

The application is now closed. If you have any questions about your application, please email GAP Coordinators

Interested in intercultural exchange? Ready to step out of your comfort zone to make new friends and/or learn new cultures? Plan to apply for an international internship? Just Returned from a fabulous study abroad trip and crave for more intercultural experiences? Join the Global Ambassador Program! 


Nomination for Graduating Student Speaker at Lavender Graduation

Nominate a graduating student to serve as the Graduating Student Speaker at Lavender Graduation. Both nominations and self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged!

Nomination deadline is Sunday, April 10, at 11:59 p.m.

If you have any questions about the graduating student speaker at Lavender Graduation, please email us.

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2015 ISOP Head OL and OL Information

Please complete the following questions by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, April 12. The information you submit will be used for the ISOP program book and for preparation for the ISOP OL training. A sample of last year's ISOP booklet was emailed to you for your reference.

Please contact Chia-Ying Pan with any questions about completing this information.

Information for ISOP Booklet
Please put it the way exactly you want to appear in the ISOP booklet.
Please watch this video if you would like to learn more about pronouns in use:
This photo will appear on the ISOP booklet.
Files must be less than 50 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg.
ISOP Logistics Info:
Please provide country code if it is not a U.S. number.

2016 LGBTQIAward Nominations

Thank you for taking the time to nominate someone for an LGBTQIAward. The LGBTQIAwards are an opportunity to nominate and honor Columbia University and Barnard College students, faculty, staff, and alumni for their contributions to the LGBTQ community. Nomination deadline is Sunday, April 10, at 11:59 p.m.

Awards will be given at the Lavender Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. in the Lerner Hall, Room C555.

If you have any questions about the award nominations, please email us.


International Student Advisory Board 2015-2016 Application

International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) applications are due on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Late and/or incomplete submissions will not be considered. At this moment, the applicaiton is open for first year students only. Upperclass ISAB members were already selected.  

Applicant Information
Involvement and Activities
In addition to any work experience, your resume should include campus involvement. Campus involvement may include student organizations, OMA programs (e.g. SOCLR, LGBTQA Retreat, SisterCircle, CMI), campus leadership positions, office-based programs (e.g. MPE, ELP, COOP, CUE), academic research and teaching, and community service work organized by the University.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
Please briefly respond to the following questions.
Suggested length: 200 words minimum; 750 words maximum
You must list THREE (3) issues and state why you think it is important to bring attention to through the ISAB.
Requirements and Verification
I must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student in Columbia College or School of Engineering and Applied Science and in good University standing in order to participate in the ISAB. If I were to be selected as an ISAB member, I will attend retreats/planning meetings at the beginning of each semester, and biweekly meetings that are scheduled for the first and third Fridays from 2-4 pm, during the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters.
By signing this form, I attest that all the information on this application is accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that the falsification of any information will result in my immediate disqualification.

International @ Columbia 2015 Spring Break Events

Please complete the form to let us know which event(s) you are interested in attending with International at Columbia! ALL EVENTS ARE FREE! These events are for CC and SEAS students only. Space are limited. First come, first served.

De-Stress for Success (still open for R.S.V.P.)

Tuesday March 17, 12:15-1:30 p.m. at Lerner 505L.

Join CPS's Dr. Yaniv Phillips for a FREE lunch and open conversations about how to address stress in a healthy way in all aspects of life.


Questions for ISOP GA Candidates

Dear ISOP GA candidates,

Congratulations on making the shortlist for the ISOP (International Student Orientation Program) graduate coordinator position! Please complete the following questions by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, 2015. Ideal answers to the questions are between 500 - 750 words in length. This will allow the search committee to get to know you better as they select candidates for in person/Skype interviews.

If you have any questions, please email

For more information about NSOP, please check here: For more information about ISOP, please check here: You have 100 ISOP participants in the room and 11 orientation leaders to help you.
Files must be less than 50 MB.
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Days of Dialogue Conference



International Resource Team

The International Resource Team (IRT) is a cross-functional work-team responsible for identifying undergraduate international student issues, and streamlining support by sharing information and col

Your Story: What has OMA meant to your Columbia experience?

In honor of the tenth anniversary of Multicultural Affairs, we are compiling stories from students and alumni about their involvement with OMA and the impact its programs, services, and staff have had on their Columbia experiences.

We are accepting both written and video submissions. Please note the format guidelines for each: 

Student/Alum Information
SUBMIT YOUR NARRATIVE: What has OMA meant to your Columbia experience?
You may submit a written narrative (by providing text in the field below or uploading a file) or a video (by sharing the link or uploading the file). You are welcome to submit both.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg png.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg png.


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