Who We Are

Located in nine cities across four continents, the Global Centers are Columbia’s physical and intellectual manifestation in the world. We offer a unique platform that facilitates collaborative and impactful engagement of the University’s faculty, students, staff, and alumni, through educational programs, research collaborations, internship opportunities, and many other programs and initiatives.

Columbia Global Centers bring our campus to the world and the world to campus– building connections, sharing knowledge, and helping address global challenges.

The Columbia University Scholarship for Displaced Students - Columbia's first-ever University-wide scholarship, and the world's first scholarship of its kind - supports displaced students from anywhere in the world by offering them full scholarships to pursue undergraduate or graduate degrees across Columbia’s 19 schools and affiliates. 

We are pleased to announce our second cohort of 15 students, who join Columbia from 11 countries and will attend 10 different Columbia schools. Click on their individual profiles below to learn more about their incredible journeys.

Across its first two cohorts, the Scholarship has now supported 33 students from 19 countries attending 14 schools.

(Note: a number of scholarship students wished to remain anonymous due to their sensitive statuses and so are not profiled below.)

Virtual Internships

Columbia Global Centers around the world have identified hundreds of virtual internships throughout their partner networks. Despite travel restrictions, students can still find a rewarding opportunity as a global intern doing important work. Click here for a list of opportunities and click here to apply.

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