International Opportunities for Students
BA/MA Program with the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po): The BA/MA program allows selected undergraduate students from Barnard College to follow an intensive joint program in the social sciences with Sciences Po Paris. Students apply to the BA/MA program during the second semester of their sophomore year and are "pre-accepted" to a master's program at Sciences Po. Selected students spend their junior year at Barnard, during which they are expected to maintain a certain gpa and complete certain courses or other requirements. In their senior year, students remain enrolled at Barnard but study as first year master’s students at Sciences Po in Paris, after which they receive their bachelor’s degree from Barnard. Students then remain a second year at Sciences Po to complete their master's degree from Sciences Po. By completing this joint program students obtain both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in just five years.
Beyond Barnard - The first stop for all Barnard students considering international internships or research
The Beyond Barnard Internship Program provides an opportunity for funding for students engaged in unpaid internships, including abroad. The office also provides guidance on applying for research fellowships, including a number of internal Barnard fellowships that will fund thesis research abroad: the CJC for the Arts Grant, the Lucyle Hook Travel Grants, the Peter Juviler and Dennis Dalton Human Rights Fellowship Fund, the Margot Krut Fund for the Performing Arts, and the Tow Summer Research Fellowship.
Students who have declared their major should also consult with their advisors about any department-specific funding.
- Social Enterprise Summer Fellowships, The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise, Columbia Business School
- Mitsui Research Fellowship, Weatherhead East Asian Institute
- Weatherhead Undergraduate Training Grant, Weatherhead East Asian Institute
- Alternative Break Program
- Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates, The Earth Institute
- ILAS Undergraduate Internship Travel Grant
- The Undergraduate Israel Fellowship, Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies
- Naomi Prawer Kadar Fellowship for Yiddish Studies, Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies
- Middle East Institute Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
- Harriman Institute Undergraduate Fellowship Program
- School of International and Public Affairs
- Institute of African Studies, Columbia U
- The Center for the Ancient Mediterranean (CAM)
- Columbia Center for Archaeology
- Fieldwork opportunities in the US and abroad
- Media Center for Art History
- Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS)
- Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies
- Center for Mexican Studies
- Cuba Program
- Greater Caribbean Studies Center
- Center for Buddhism & East Asian Religions
- Center for Climate and Life
- Center for Climate Systems Research
- Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes
- Columbia Climate Center
- Columbia Global Centers
- Institute for Comparative Literature and Society
- Council for European Studies
- The Earth Institute
- The European Institute
- BA/MA in European History, Politics, and Society
- Center on Global Economic Governance
- Center on Global Energy Policy
- Women in Energy Initiative, Center on Global Energy Policy
- Harriman Institute – Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies
- Ehsan Yarshater Center for Iranian Studies
- Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies
- The Center for Korean Research
- Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
- Language Resource Center
- Middle East Institute
- Center for Palestine Studies
- Center for the Study of Social Difference
- South Asia Center
- Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Barnard College is working with select Columbia Global Centers and their partners to offer international students in the area an opportunity to connect with each other and access campus programming. Please note that Barnard is limited in terms of what it can offer in certain locations based on the current local health situation and lock-down measures, the number of Barnard students in the immediate area, and infrastructure availability. At the moment we are looking at possible programming at the following Global Centers or Pop-Up spaces:
- Sao Paulo
The Columbia Global Centers office is looking at other possible Pop-Up spaces; we will provide more information if Barnard is able to add additional locations based on that. Please note that, due to the College’s restriction on international travel, it is not possible for students to travel to Global Centers from other countries. Students should be within commuting distance of Global Centers; neither the Global Centers nor Barnard are able to provide housing.
Barnard’s current planning for the Centers includes:
- Global Centers as a Barnard hub: Students within commuting distance of the Centers would be able to use them as a hub, assuming the local health situation allows for this. The Centers offer secure wifi, a place to study and meet safely with peers.
- Barnard programming at the Centers: It is our hope that the Centers will be set up in time for New Student Orientation so that First-Year students will be able to connect with each other and possibly some returning students. If possible, NSOP online activities will be screened at Centers where there are enough first-year students. There will also be opportunities for returning students to meet together during the first week of classes. Campus-wide events such as Convocation and the Big Problems lecture series will be screened at Centers. Where possible, events involving local alumnae will also be organized.
- Possible collaborations with local partner universities: Barnard is looking into possible collaborations with local partner universities where feasible.
International students who are planning on accessing the Global Centers should fill out the Google Form below by Monday, August 24th.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.