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GSSC Says Goodbye And Happy Holidays!

GSSC meets one last time for the semester and wishes you well as you move from one successful academic season to the next! Check below for some important dates and events.

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Oui Oui Baguette: Bwog Answers Your Study Abroad Questions

Sick of the NYC mega-rats but too lazy to figure out how to study abroad? Bwog breaks it down with a Q&A.

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Shannon Marquez Appointed As New Dean Of Undergraduate Global Engagement

Shannon Marquez will be the new dean of Undergraduate Global Engagement, Columbia College announced early this morning via press release. With Marquez at its helm, Columbia’s Office of Global Programs and Fellowships will undergo major transitions this fall. Expected changes include a rebranding as the Center for Undergraduate Global Engagement and “an expanded mission to enhance access, support existing […]

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LectureHop: A First Glimpse of North Korea

On Tuesday, students, professors, and United Nations officials crowded the 15th floor of the International Affairs building in order to listen to a panel speak about SIPA’s May 2012 trip to North Korea, the first and last trip of its kind at Columbia. East Asian aficionado Roberta Barnett retells their harrowing tale. The panel, composed […]

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Housingmaster: Hailing From Overseas

Q: I’m entering a suite with a few other guys, one of whom is studying abroad this semester. I know there are some extra steps we have to take, like designating a proxy for housing selection, but are there any other pitfalls that housing won’t tell me about until we fall into them? A: Put simply, no. Students […]

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Saturday Morning Cartoons: Foreign Correspondent Edition

Bwog is occasionally inclined to showcase the artistic talent of the Columbia community. One of our renegade ‘toonists, Jamila Barra, is abroad in Argentina this semester studying Spanish (duh), Latin American philosophy, drawing, and ceramics. In her drawings, she captures telltale figments of everyday life in Mendoza and Chile. When Bwog asked her to articulate […]

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Burst the Columbia Bubble

And burst it big! If you’re interested in studying abroad next semester or next year, it behooves you to dash over to 602 Hamilton at 8:15 this evening. The Office of Global Programs (OGP) is hosting a Study Abroad General Info Session for all interested undergrads. They’ll cover eligibility, types of programs, language requirements, programs […]

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Let’s Go Europe

Europe is scary! For those of you considering a summer romp through the continental continent, Caitlyn Levin, an Actual European, details her journey through Europe and describes the workings of the mysterious Eurail system. The cultured man’s choo-choo train. If you’re thinking about traveling around Europe this summer, you’ve probably already heard the term “Eurail” […]

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Columbia Goes Global: Studying Abroad

On April 20, Columbia hosted a conference called “Columbia Goes Global: The Next 50 Years,” featuring speakers like PrezBo and Kenneth Prewitt. Several Bwoggers headed over to cover parts of the event. The first installment comes from studying-anywhere-but-Butler enthusiast Victoria Wills, who reports from the “A New Way to Study Abroad” segment of the event. When […]

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Egypt Update

Bwog just received the following email from Robert Hornsby, Director of Media Relations at Columbia. We’re glad everyone made it out safely! A number of University offices worked diligently in collaboration to assist members of the Columbia community with travel arrangements from Egypt, and we are happy to report that to the best of our […]

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Columbia Students Safely Return from Egypt

Ellen Morris, Academic Director of the semester abroad program, confirmed the Columbia students studying at NYU’s Amheida archeology program were safely evacuated from Egypt yesterday evening. After stopping in Dubai, they are due back in New York City today. “For the rest of the semester,” Morris writes, the CU & BC students will be studying abroad […]

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Why SEAS Should Read Books

Freshling CCSC candidates are clearly not the only ones who confuse pi and rho as evinced by this cringe-worthy abomination below, for which we have SEAS to thank.  Thank you!  What would Gerry Visco say?! Photo by HEH

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Consider a Semi-Permanent Break from the Morningside Bubble

Hang on to your hats, folks. The Study Abroad Fair is today! If you’re at all interested in leaving “Upstate Manhattan” for a semester or two, head over to the fair in Roone Auditorium at 12:30 p.m.. Are French home-stays as awkward as everyone says they are? Where’s the best place to meet cute Italian […]

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Leaving The Bubble: Bureaucracy Edition

A lot of study abroad applications are due this Friday, October 1, and if you happen to be a member of the Class of 2012 eager to leave Morningside next semester, your days have been filled with a few extra doses of Existential Crisis and lots of paperwork. Here are a few tips to make your […]

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Free Food and Study Abroad Shortcuts!

Not to say that anyone who goes to study in a country that requires little or no foreign language proficiency is taking a shortcut. However, if you would like to study abroad somewhere other than wherever your foreign language requirement can get you, you might want a shortcut around taking another two years of language […]

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