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International Student Programs and Services

I want to be involved in student groups. Are there groups that are good for international students?

Columbia has nearly 500 student organizations and international students are encouraged to join any group(s) of interest. Group categories include academic, activist, advocacy, club sports, competition, cultural, dance, governing boards, humanitarian, community service, Fraternity and Sorority Life, LGBTQA, media, music performance, performance, pre-professional, publications, religious, spiritual, social education, special interest, student councils and theater. For a list of those student organizations, please login into Columbia LionLink.

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Resources and FAQs

The Frequently Asked Questions page addresses common needs for international undergraduate students in Columbia Coll


International at Columbia

The International at Columbia series allows international students a chance to informally chat with their peers over tea and snacks from around the world about a r

Supplemental Funding Request Event Evaluation

Thank you for planning an event during Winter Break 2012-2013. ISPS hopes you found the funding useful to carry out your event and appreciates receiving feedback.

This evaluation must be submitted within 5 business days after the event in order to receive funds approved. After we receive the evaluation and total budget spent, the total spent will be transferred into the appropriate account (i.e.- if you request $200 for the event and spend only $178, $178 will be transferred into your area account).  

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Event Information
Please summarize how the event ran, your impressions on the attendees' response (positive, less enthusiastic, etc.) and if you feel you would repeat the event or change anything for next time.
Budget Report
Please include the specific breakdown of budget spent for the following categories. You should be able to use your original detailed proposal: Program Related Expenses (room rental, equipment or AV, vendor services, movie rental, props, games, supplies, etc.); Food Expenses (meals for X number of people, refreshments for X number of people, Catering/Food Vendor expenses, etc.): Publicity/Advertisement Expenses (tickets, flyers, posters, etc.); Other expenses.

Thanksgiving Day Dinner 2012 RSVP

Thursday, November 22, 2012
John Jay Dining Hall
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

This special event will bring you opportunities for connection and sharing in addition to a delicious catered meal of: Turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, roasted vegetables, candied yams, roasted potatoes, assorted holiday pies and beverages.

International Definitions

Columbia Definitions

The community at Columbia is inclusive of various definitions of the term “international student” to provide support and programming.

Parents and Families

Whether you live abroad or in the United States, issues like travel to campus, visa applications, what to pack, living on campus during school breaks, and how to stay in touch across time zones wil

International @ Columbia

Columbia University is one of the most international institutions of higher education in the United States.


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