Join International @ Columbia, in collaboration with Students of Color @ Columbia, for our annual pre-Thanksgiving Fall Outing on Sunday, November 18. This event is FREE and open to all Columbia College and Columbia Engineering students.
Join us for a FREE lunch to ask all the questions you have about being a new international student at Columbia! Student leaders, Multicultural Affairs staff and staff members from various offices will be in the session to enjoy lunch with you and answer your questions! The lunch is free to all registered undergraduate Columbia College and Columbia Engineering students. You must register in advance to join. All Lunch Chats are from noon–1:00 p.m.
The International Buddy Program (IBP) connects current undergraduates ("lions") with incoming international students ("cubs") as they begin their college journey at Columbia. "Lions" will share their experiences and provide advice during the summer and the initial month of your first semester.
The International Buddy Program (IBP) welcomes incoming international students and helps 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.
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 Student Orientation Program (ISOP) summer coordinators are undergraduate students in Columbia College or Columbia Engineering who assist Multicultural Affairs 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.
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.