Explore Engineering Study Abroad Options at Columbia University

Studying or working abroad are excellent ways to enhance your education, develop new cultural perspectives, and refine your interpersonal skills. Columbia Engineering students collaborate and exchange ideas in the world’s leading centers of industry, technology, and innovation and bring engineering expertise to remote areas.

Study Abroad Basics

You can choose from multiple study abroad options that will enhance your education and career preparation. Learn about eligibility requirements and academic credit for study abroad programs and general program basics

Get Started

Meet with an advisor in the Office of Global Programs who can help you select the right study abroad program. Your advisor will also connect you with students who participated in programs you are interested in, so you’ll have a personal resource for insight in what to expect.


Aid for Columbia Engineering students transfers to any Columbia-approved study abroad program during the academic year. Learn what expenses are part of study abroad.


Plan your study abroad experience as early as possible and keep track of these important deadlines.

Internships Abroad

Gain and refine transferrable skills and make valuable networking contacts when you opt for an international internship as part of your Columbia Engineering education. Learn about options, application requirements and deadlines.


Learn more about the opportunities for study abroad for each major:

Applied Mathematics (PDF) Applied Physics (PDF)
Biomedical Engineering (PDF) Chemical Engineering (PDF)
Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics (PDF) Computer Science and Computer Engineering (PDF)
Earth & Environmental Engineering (PDF) Electrical Engineering (PDF)
Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (PDF) Materials Science (PDF)
Mechanical Engineering (PDF)  


Your Questions Answered

From understanding the best time to schedule a study abroad experience to organizing details about travel and expenses, we have the answers. Review our FAQ section for quick insight.