Graduate Study Abroad and Language Programs

The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Study in Yokohama

Columbia University is a member of the consortium of universities which sponsors the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama, Japan. The center provides intensive training in advanced spoken and written Japanese. more

The Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Study in Beijing

Columbia University is on the Inter-University Board for Chinese Language Studies, which provides intensive programs in intermediate and advanced Chinese at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

The Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies

The Kyoto Consortium offers Columbia students the opportunity to study in Japan in a program combining intensive instruction in the Japanese language with courses taught in English on a wide range of topics in Japanese studies. Students should have at least the equivalent of two years of Japanese by the time of their departure. The program is most appropriate for the junior year, though other arrangements will be considered. more

Summer Business Chinese and Internship Program in Shanghai

Columbia University’s Summer Business Chinese and Internship Program in Shanghai is based at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. For 10 weeks, advanced Chinese language students gain firsthand experience of the language, culture, and customs that drive the economic development of the world’s most populated nation. more

Summer Language Program in Beijing

This nine-week program immerses students in the culture of one of the world’s most dynamic cities. Participants study at Peking University, where Columbia and local university faculty collaborate in the teaching of Mandarin Chinese at the advanced beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. more

Hopkins-Nanjing Center Certificate Program

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center awards a graduate Certificate in Chinese and American Studies to students who spend one academic year at the Center, passing a minimum of five out of six content courses attempted in their target language. more

Tibetan Studies in Dharamasala, India

Emory University’s Tibetan Studies program in Dharamasala, India offers formal courses in Tibetan language, history, and culture, and Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, as well as the opportunity for students to conduct independent field research. more

Language Programs