Host Institutions and Collaborative Partnerships

Office of Global Programs supports the University's overall goal of internationalizing our campus and engaging scholars, students, and institutions in creating a deeper understanding of our globally interdependent and culturally diverse world. This office aims to ensure international opportunities for undergraduate students that combine cultural immersion, intellectual challenge and individual growth through expanding their world view. Equally important is the aim to provide a comparable experience to international exchange students coming to Columbia.


Columbia Global Center, East Asia's mission is to assist Columbia University in the development and execution of its various research and teaching programs in China and the East Asian region. The Center serves as a regional base, enabling the Columbia University academic community to interact on a local level with students, faculty, and alumni.


Columbia Global Center, Latin America headquartered in Santiago, Chile, the Center is the University’s first in Latin America and works to advance Columbia's academic partnerships and programs in the region. Programs and projects at the new center include: climate change, public health, regional and international finance, and journalism.


Peking University, colloquially known in Chinese as Beida (北大, Běidà), was founded as Imperial University of Peking in 1898 and by 1920 had become a center for progressive thought. Today, it is a major research university that is frequently ranked as one of the top universities in China and Asia.


Universidad Diego Portales, named after the Chilean statesman Diego Portales, is one of the first private universities founded in Chile.  Since its foundation, the University has consistently been focused on academic improvement, which has led to UDP’s prominent standing to as one of the best universities in Chile.