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Global Ambassador Program Application

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! 

Applicant Information
Please answer the question in the format of "X years Y months."
Please answer the question in the format of "X years Y months."
Please answer the question in the format of "X years Y months."
Involvement and Activities
Please Respond to the Following Questions:
Suggested length: 200 words minimum; 500 words maximum. Word limit is not as important as being thoughtful and complete.
Suggested length: 200 words minimum; 500 words maximum. Word limit is not as important as being thoughtful and complete.
Suggested length: 200 words minimum; 500 words maximum. Word limit is not as important as being thoughtful and complete.
Suggested length: 200 words minimum; 500 words maximum. Word limit is not as important as being thoughtful and complete.
Your Preference for Pairing with another Ambassador
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 part of the program. I agree that my academic and disciplinary status may be verified by the Center for Student Advising and the Office of Judicial Affairs and Community Standards. If I were to be selected to be a part of GAP, I will attend at least 5 monthly events and meet with my paired ambassador at least twice a month during academic year 2015-2016.
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.
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2016 Application for Pre-orientation Programs

During the week prior to the New Student Orientation Program, first-year Columbia College and Columbia Engineering students may apply to participate in one of our three pre-orientation programs:

Personal Information
Your UNI (University Network ID) is the log-in name and password used to access many online services at Columbia. It is also the first part of your official Columbia/Barnard email address. For more information, visit http://newstudents.columbia.edu/undergraduate/activate-your-uni.
Gender Identity refers to the labels that we use to describe ourselves. Some examples include woman, man, nonbinary, transgender man, cisgender woman, genderqueer, etc.
Pronouns refer to how a person wants to be referred to in the third person. Examples of pronouns include they/them/theirs, he/him/his, she/her/hers, ze/hir/hirs, and others.
Program Selection

Columbia Outdoor Orientation Program (COÖP): August 24–28

The Columbia Outdoor Orientation Program (affectionately pronounced "coh-op") is a pre-orientation program for first-year students in Columbia College (CC), and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). All incoming CC/SEAS first year students can apply to participate in COÖP regardless of past camping, biking, hiking, or canoeing experience. The total cost of the program is $400. Check the COÖP webpage for more information about this unique opportunity to meet other first-years and form close friendships, all before orientation begins! Participation will be deciding using on a lottery system.

Columbia Urban Experience (CUE): August 21–28

CUE is a pre-orientation program offering newly admitted students from Columbia College (CC) and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) the opportunity to engage in community service throughout the city before classes begin in September. First-year students engage in thoughtful dinner discussions and participate in night activities that include poetry slams, desserts at local cafes, visits to museums, rooftop movies, jazz concerts, and much more. Participants in CUE form long lasting friendships and continue to contribute to the program through graduation. The total cost of the program is $350. For more information, visit the CUE webpage. Participants will be selected based on the strength of their application.

International Student Orientation Program (ISOP): August 25–28

The International Student Orientation Program is designed to help first-year international students in Columbia College (CC) and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) comfortably transition into the Columbia University community before the New Student Orientation Program week. Combining informational events, exciting city outings, and tight-knit mentoring with program leaders, pre-orientation gives students the opportunity to fully explore and understand their new home while taking care of basic necessities needed for a comfortable undergraduate experience. The total cost of the program is $300.00.


Please indicate your first, second, and third program choice below. If you do not have a second or third choice, please select "n/a."

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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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xpvricekxU.
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.
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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.

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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.
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2015 WKCR Fund Drive Volunteer

WKCR is holding a fund drive, and we need your help!

The fund drive will run from April 6 - April 20, 2015, from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. the following day. While the programmer on air is making a pitch, we need volunteers to staff our phone bank, talking with listeners and accepting donations. We hope you can join us throughout the week, and are happy to have you join us for even one hour.

Please use the form below to indicate your availability. As the fund drive gets closer, someone from the station will reach out to you to confirm the times you are volunteering. 

Volunteer Availability
Please indicate which days you are available. (Check all that apply.) You will then have the opportunity to let us know what times on those days work best for you.
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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.

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Special Interest Community Application

Prior to applying to a Special Interest Community, please take into account the cost associated with each housing option. 

All assignments are done by the houses internally. Assignments are typically done based on what is best for the relationships in the house taking into account seniority within the community. Applying to a Special Interest Community does not guarantee access to a single. You are applying for a communal experience and not for the accommodations.

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