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Do I need School Sponsorship if I am going to be traveling to my home country?

Travel to your home country requires School Sponsorship under certain circumstances.  

If you will be traveling home only for personal reasons, such as during school breaks or for family visits, School Sponsorship is not required.


What types of travel require that I apply for School Sponsorship?

Undergraduate Students from Columbia College, Columbia Engineering and the School of General Studies

School Sponsorship is required of undergraduate students from Columbia College, Columbia Engineering and the School of General Studies participating in international travel that is Columbia-Led, Columbia Facilitated and/or Recognized International Travel, and fits any or all of the following criteria:


What happens if I don’t comply with the Undergraduate International Travel Policy?

Students not in compliance with the Undergraduate International Travel Policy and/or the Columbia University Travel Planning Policy may be subject to having their sponsorship and/or program funding revoked, the termination of their program and/or additional dean’s disciplinary measures.


Undergraduate International Travel Policy

Effective February 2017 for all international travel beginning on or after Tuesday, May 2, 2017

About the Policy

The New Undergraduate International Travel Policy


As you prepare to embark on a new global adventure, we want to start by congratulating you!


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