Study and explore New York with students from around the globe.
Experience New York City landmarks and cultural institutions — with scholarly perspective.
Courses on theater, from Shakespeare to Broadway, await.
Gain practical experience to develop skills in a variety of sectors with access to career coaching.
Hone your professional skills and expand your network.
Bond with others who share your passions.
Enjoy quiet moments on Columbia's Morningside Campus.
Start Building Your Summer
Students enrolled at a Columbia University school.
Undergraduates or graduates at another institution.
Adults & Professionals
Individuals with a bachelor’s degree or higher degree.
Recent High School Graduates
For students who have graduated from high school.
High School Students
For students who will be entering grades 9 through 12 or freshman year of college.
International Student Info
Columbia Summer is a gateway to new experiences. Learn more about your options as an international student and find information on visas and the ISSO.
School of Professional Studies
The School of Professional Studies at Columbia University spans the continuum from high school and pre-college students through lifelong learners with a wide range of program options for degree and non-degree study.
We offer three immersive graduate-level Certification of Professional Achievement programs exclusively during Columbia Summer: Critical Issues in International Relations, Human Rights, and United Nations Studies.
Lecturer Christopher Riano Blends Twin Passions for Constitutional Law and Columbia Summer
Like so many alumni of Columbia University, Christopher R. Riano (‘07GS) has maintained a deep and abiding connection to his alma mater. But Riano has always felt a particular affinity for the Columbia Summer program, where he took his first classes at Columbia and now teaches courses in constitutional law and government.