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Exchange Programs

Want to live and learn in another country, visit a castle in the afternoon, and swim in the Mediterranean at night?  Or maybe you’re more into eating croissants for breakfast.  Or, maybe a hike along the Great Wall is just the thing to get your creative juices flowing, as you see how people in other cultures work in your major.

We’ve partnered with a select number of schools that allow you to continue in your major and also in your Liberal Education requirements.  If you’re anxious about study abroad, it’s nice to know the exchange campuses are visited by Columbia, and we’re in regular contact with their faculty and staff.  That means a whole lot of the red tape that can go along with study abroad is already taken care of for you.

Remember, though, you might need certain prerequisites or a portfolio, so it’s never too early to plan for an exchange program.  Then, when you’re more advanced in your coursework, you can spend a semester of, say, your junior year in England or Ireland or even China.

Yeah, but can you afford it?  The good thing about exchanges is that you continue to pay tuition to Columbia.  Easy as that.  You have to buy your plane tickets (it’s hard to drive to France), but the rest of your costs are comparable to your costs as a full-time Columbia student living on campus.

Check out our exchanges, but remember that there are a limited number of spots, so plan early!

Beginning Fall 2013, all students applying to participate in an Exchange Program will be required to pay an application fee. Click here to pay the $25 application fee.

 

Dublin Institute of Technology

Location: Downtown Dublin, Ireland
Program Dates: Fall and Spring semesters
Subjects: Journalism, Graphic Design, Interior Architecture, Radio, Photography and Theater
Housing: Off-campus dormitories available
Instruction Language: English
Website: http://www.dit.ie/DIT/Homepage/index.html
Application: Dublin Institute of Technology Application
Deadline: April 15

 

University of East London

Location: East London, England
Program Dates: Spring semester
Subjects: Theater and Cultural Studies
Housing: On-campus dormitories available
Instruction Language: English
Website: http://www.uel.ac.uk/
Application: University of East London Application
Deadline: April 15

  

Bath Spa University

Location: Bath, England (90 minutes west of London)
Program Dates: Fall and Spring semesters
Subjects: Creative Writing and Publishing; Film and Screen Studies; Photography; Media Communication; Theater; Creative Media Practice; History; and LAS courses
Housing: On-campus dormitories and off-campus residence available, and home-stays
Instruction Language: English
Website: http://www.bathspa.ac.uk/  
Application: Bath Spa University Application
Deadline: April 15

 

Rose Bruford College

Location: Sidcup, England (30 minutes southeast of London)
Program Dates: Fall and Spring semesters
Subject: Theatre; Scenic Arts Program (Spring)
Housing: On-campus dormitories and off-campus residence available
Instruction Language: English
Website: http://www.bruford.ac.uk/
Application: Rose Bruford College Application
Deadlines: April 15

 

Tongji University: College of Communication and Arts

Location: Shanghai, China
Program Dates: Fall and Spring semesters
Subjects: Interactive Arts and Media; Web design; Graphic Design; Film and Video/ Cinearts; Marketing/ Communication; World Music; Audio Arts; Cultural Studies; Chinese Language; and Chinese Culture
Housing: On-campus dormitories
Instruction Language: English and Mandarin
Website: http://www.tongji.edu.cn/english/   
Application: Tongji University Application
Deadlines: April 15

 

PopAkademie Baden-Württemberg 

Location: Mannheim, Germany
Program Dates: Fall and Spring semesters
Subject: Popular Music Performance; Music Business
Housing: Off-campus housing available
Instruction Language: English and German
Website: http://www.popakademie.de/
Deadlines: April 15

 

Twente University 

Location: Enschede, Netherlands
Program Dates: Fall and Spring semesters
Subject: IAM
Housing: Off-campus housing available
Instruction Language: English
Website: http://www.utwente.nl/en/
Deadlines: April 15

 

For more information about any exchange programing please contact: Alex Riepl at 312.369.7983 or email at ariepl@colum.edu