Columbia-approved programs are not administered by the University, but have been approved by the Columbia Undergraduate Committee on Study Abroad.
All Columbia-approved programs are listed on the Office of Global Programs website.
If the country in which a student wishes to study is on the approved list, but the particular study abroad program or university is not on the list for that country, the program will likely not be approved by Columbia. However, if students have compelling academic reasons for preferring a particular program over one of the approved programs, they may present their rationales via petition to the GS Director of Study Abroad. Petitions are reviewed in consultation with the Office of Global Programs.