Meeting Global Challenges

through understanding and action

From promoting sustainable development to combating HIV/AIDS in Africa to transcending cultural barriers, Columbia's programs are inherently global in scope. Help the University build alliances overseas and welcome more students and faculty from abroad to meet the challenges of an interconnected world.

Here are just a few examples of the many ways that you can help Columbia thrive. Check the schools and programs lists for other related gifts in this strategic area.

Any Amount
Earth Institute
Help Earth Institute researchers, scientists and development practitioners work together to fight global poverty by addressing its many causes.
For more information, contact:

Katherine Schulman
Development Associate
2910 Broadway, Level A
New York, NY 10025

International Travel for Graduate Students and Faculty
The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
Help broaden perspectives by providing students and faculty with travel stipends for an international exchange program.

The School now offers exchanges with schools in countries including Brazil, Italy, Germany, France, England, Scotland, Switzerland, The Netherlands, South Korea, Thailand, China, India, Japan, Hong Kong, Egypt, and Israel.

For more information, contact:

Jane Lowry
Director, Engineering Fund

International Study Tours
Columbia Business School
Support study tours that take MBA students throughout the world.

A part of the Chazen Institute, tours focus on enhancing students' experience by giving them the opportunity to learn about the managerial, political, and cultural influences that form a country's business practices. During semester breaks, participants visit businesses, factories, and government officials, as well as cultural sites.

For more information, contact:

Ed Cangialosi
Assistant Director
33 W. 60th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10023
(212) 854-8459

International Fellowships
Columbia University School of Nursing
Help Columbia Nursing students participate in World Health Organization exchange partnerships, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Columbia University School of Nursing is designated as a World Health Organization Collaborating Center for International Development in Advanced Practice Nursing.

For more information, contact:

Janice Rafferty
Director of Development
630 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
(212) 305-1088

Pro Bono International Development Consulting Projects
Columbia Business School
Support consulting opportunities for MBA students with nonprofits and small- to medium-sized enterprises in developing countries.

The Social Enterprise Program helps find projects that offer students professional experience with leading development organizations and a special hands-on opportunity to contribute to international development.

For more information, contact:

Tanya Mujica Keenan
Executive Director, Development
33 W. 60th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10023

Endowed Human Rights Internship
Columbia Law School
Fund an annual summer internship for a Law School student working in human rights, documenting abuses in Africa, assisting developing democracies in Eastern Europe, or representing asylum seekers in Manhattan, for example.

Each year, some 75 students work at organizations in 50 countries, including the U.S.

For more information, contact:

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Columbia Law School
Jerome Greene Hall
435 West 116th Street, Box A-2
New York, NY 10027