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International Buddy Program First Year Application

Class of 2022 Columbia College and Columbia Engineering international students, welcome to Columbia! 

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International Buddy Program (IBP)

The International Buddy Program (IBP) strives to make incoming international students feel welcome and help them prepare for their transition to college life before they arrive on campus.

International Buddy Program Application

The International Buddy Program (IBP) strives to make incoming international students feel welcome and help them prepare for their transition to college life before they arrive on campus. The program matches new international students ("cubs") with returning international or U.S. students ("lions") according to their expressed preferences. The "lions" serve as a resource for four to five incoming international students.

2017 International Education Week Submission Form

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. 

In 2017, the official International Education Week is November 13 through November 17.

International @ Columbia Spring Break Trip #2: United Nations Guided Tour RSVP Form

Update as of March 12, 2018: All slots for this trip had been filled. The registration is now closed. 

Join international @ Columbia for a trip to the United Nations Headquarters for free!

The trip will take place on Thursday, March 15; the group will meet on Columbia's Morningside campus at 1:15 p.m. If you do not depart with the group, you will not receive your free ticket. 

Guided tours offer an engaging way to explore the United Nations Headquarters:

International @ Columbia Spring Break Trip #3: Top of the Rock RSVP Form

Update as of March 12, 2018: All slots for this trip had been filled. The registration is now closed. 

Take a trip to the observatory on top of Rockefeller Center for free with International @ Columbia. 

The trip will take place on Friday, March 16; the group will meet on Columbia's Morningside campus at 2:00 p.m. If you do not depart with the group, you will not receive your free ticket.

ISOP 2018 Coordinator Application

International Student Orientation Program (ISOP) summer coordinators are undergraduate students in Columbia College or Columbia Engineering who assist Multicultural Affairs (OMA) in welcoming first-year international undergraduate students to Columbia University. ISOP coordinators play an integral role in shaping a positive orientation experience and preparing new international students to achieve a successful beginning to their Columbia University career. This position is open to domestic and international students.

2016 International Student Orientation Program (ISOP) Graduate Coordinator Position Application

Multicultural Affairs is looking for a Graduate Student Coordinator for the undergraduate International Student Orientation Program (ISOP). Supporting the Director of Education, Outreach and International Student Support, the Coordinator is responsible for planning, devising, and managing components of ISOP for Summer 2016. This position plays an integral role in managing ISOP logistics, shaping a positive orientation experience for new students and student orientation leaders, and preparing new international students to achieve a successful beginning to their Columbia University career.
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2018 ISOP Head OL and OL Application

International Student Orientation Program (ISOP) head orientation leaders (head OLs) and orientation leaders (OLs) are undergraduate students in Columbia College or Columbia Engineering who assist Multicultural Affairs (OMA) in welcoming first-year international undergraduate students to Columbia University. Leaders play an integral role in shaping a positive orientation experience and preparing new international students to achieve a successful beginning to their Columbia University career.

2017 Thanksgiving Lunch for Columbia College and Columbia Engineering Undergraduate Students on Campus

[update as of 11/22/2017: The registration for Thanksgiving lunch is now closed. We have reached the maximum capacity John Jay can accommodate. Happy Thanksgiving, all!] 

Undergraduate Student Life and Columbia Dining invite you to join members of the Columbia family for a free Thanksgiving lunch on Thursday, November 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at John Jay Dining Hall! Join us for a delicious meal shared with other students and learn about the history of Thanksgiving. 

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