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Each summer, Columbia University offers hundreds of courses for Columbia students and students from other domestic and international institutions. Whether on campus or online, Summer term offers the opportunity to study with Columbia’s esteemed faculty, pursue academic interests, advance studies, and prepare for graduate school.

Summer at Columbia also means exploring New York City. Students can partake in a variety of activities and experience why this is a special city in which to study. Visit institutions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the United Nations and explore the city’s diverse districts such as the Theatre district on Broadway and the financial district’s Wall Street. From meeting new friends on college walk to biking through Central Park to swimming at Coney Island, there is nothing like summer in the City.

Visiting Student Programs

Courses for undergraduates, graduates, and postbaccalaureate students from domestic and international universities. Learn from renowned faculty alongside matriculated Columbia students, and access arts, cultural, and industry resources available only in New York City.
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Focus Areas for Visiting Students

New for 2024! Combine Columbia courses with exclusive NYC co-curriculars and join like-minded students by studying in one of four focus areas: Arts and Culture in New York City, Foundations in Pre-Medicine, Public Affairs and Sustainable Futures, and Wall Street Prep: Economics, Finance & Analytics.
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Summer Session

Summer courses give Columbia and Barnard students a chance to catch up or get ahead, fulfill prerequisites such as Core requirements, or explore new fields while enjoying an array of summer co-curriculars on campus.
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Pre-College Programs

High school students can advance their academic interests and experience college life through one of Columbia’s Pre-College programs. Options include on-campus or online courses, commuting or residential living (for ages 16+), and for-credit courses or a Certification of Participation.
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American Language Program

Improve your English, build community, and experience campus life in New York City this summer.
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