In certain instances, Ph.D. students at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences may study outside Columbia when specific educational opportunities are not available at the University.
The Exchange Scholar Program allows Ph.D. students to study at one of a select few institutions for a limited period of time.
The Inter-University Doctoral Consortium (IUDC) allows Ph.D. students to cross-register at other area universities.
The Dean of the Graduate School issues letters of introduction for Ph.D. students conducting research at libraries, archives, museums, and other such institutions.
Columbia students conducting research abroad are strongly encouraged to register with International SOS, an emergency services insurance program that supplements a student’s regular health insurance, and to consult with the Columbia Health Travel Medicine Program, which offers information and immunizations for international travel.