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of Frank Wolf
Frank Wolf
Dean of the Division of Special Programs
Director, Reid Hall Programs

of John Sharples
John Sharples
Overseas Programs Coordinator

"[Attending Reid Hall] was the best decision I'd ever made...The cultural experience is incredible. My language skills improved tremendously ... I learned so much about myself and others." -Zinelle October (CC '97, Reid Hall '96)

"Besides gaining a proficiency in German ... I gained a new perspective on America and its culture, and how it's affected the people and ideas of another continent." -Morgan Smith (CC '97, BCGS '96), ms342@columbia.edu

Where to Find It

Reid Hall Programs and the Berlin Consortium for German Studies are part of the Division of Special Programs Web, accessible on the Schools & Departments, Apply to Columbia and Index pages of ColumbiaWeb.

Study Abroad!

Make Your Education an International Experience

Reid Hall, Columbia's facility in Paris, is a 17th-century chateau in the Montparnasse district that houses classrooms, a library, a computer lab, a reading room, lounges, and administrative offices.

Spend a semester or year in Paris or Berlin--without leaving Columbia!

  Reid Hall Programs, Columbia University's study abroad program in Paris, is hosted by Columbia in collaboration with Barnard and the University of Pennsylvania. Reid Hall Programs offer students a wide range of courses taught by leading French faculty. Many students also take courses at the University of Paris and the renowned Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po).

  An information session for students interested in the Reid Hall Programs will be held Thursday, September 19, 5-6:30 p.m., in 510 Lewisohn Hall. Frank Wolf, Dean of the Division of Special Programs and Director of Reid Hall Programs, John Sharples, Overseas Programs Coordinator, and returning students will be available to answer questions and relate their experiences.
Graffiti art now covers what is left of the Berlin Wall.
Photo by Morgan Smith

  The Berlin Consortium for German Studies (BCGS) is administered by Columbia in cooperation with five other leading universities. Students in the BCGS begin with a six-week cultural integration period, living with a German family and completing an intensive German language practicum. They then enroll directly at the Freie Universität Berlin and move into a German dormitory when the regular FU term begins.

  A BCGS information session is scheduled for Tuesday, September 24, 5-6:30 p.m., in 510 Lewisohn Hall. Frank Wolf, John Sharples, and returning students will be available at this meeting as well.

  Reid Hall and the BCGS are Columbia's own programs, enabling Columbia and Barnard students to study abroad without interrupting their education at their home school. Courses, credits, and grades appear directly on Columbia and Barnard students' transcripts, just like classes taken on the Morningside campus (as opposed to the "transfer credit" earned at a non-affiliated study-abroad program). In addition, students' financial aid packages are almost fully applicable to Reid Hall and the BCGS, .

  Outside of the classroom, students in both programs are able to make the most of their European experience by participating in a wide range of extracurricular activities, field trips, and study trips to other European cities such as Bonn, Prague, and Besançon.

  For additional information about Reid Hall and the BCGS, contact:

John Sharples
Division of Special Programs
Lewisohn Hall Room 303
2970 Broadway, Mail Code 4115
Columbia University
New York NY 10027-6902

Tel: 212-854-2559
Fax: 212-854-5861
e-mail: reidhall@columbia.edu