International Students

International Student Info

Founded in 1900, the Summer Sessions at Columbia University are one of the longest-running summer programs in the country, with courses taught by the world-renowned faculty of New York City's only Ivy League institution. A wide range of undergraduate-level and graduate-level courses, certificates, and programs in over 50 areas of study are available for students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Our academic advisors will help you select or customize a program that meets your academic and professional goals.

A gateway to new experiences. Study at a world-class university in a global American city.

Five students working together in a green space on campus.

 

Classes are held on Columbia’s beautiful campus in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, and as a student, you will gain access to all campus facilities, including one of the largest academic library systems in the country, computer labs, the gym and fitness center, as well as numerous nearby cafés and lounges.

“You are in the middle of New York City, but when you are on campus, it feels like another place. It feels like home instantly.”
Catarina Guimarães de Mello, Columbia student from Brazil

New York City welcomes students from around the globe to explore arts and culture, attend opera at
 the Met, see a Broadway theater production, visit world-class museums, walk through Central Park, and explore the historic neighborhoods. The city’s safe, reliable public transportation systems make all that the city has to offer convenient and accessible. 

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Columbia Students

Students enrolled at a Columbia University school.

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Visiting Students Students enrolled at another institution. See Details >
Adult & Professional Students Bachelor’s or advanced degree holders not enrolled at another institution. See Details >

 

Your Summer Options
Courses

Build a program that meets your goals from hundreds of courses offered during Summer.

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Certificates and Certifications of Professional Achievement Choose from curricula designed to prepare and focus students’ study and experience. Learn more >
Business Unique options tailored to provide business skills and broaden your experience. Learn more >