Advance your studies, expand your network, and experience New York City cultural institutions with Columbia scholars through the Columbia University Summer Session, a special co-curricular program for students and professionals alike. The Columbia University Summer Session gives students the opportunity to make campus home while they embark on their studies, access special performances on campus and explore New York through the lens of scholars. The program promises to give students a summer experience like no other, as they participate safely in social gatherings while they connect with other students from across the globe. “Giving students the opportunity to explore their passions—in more than 50 different subject areas—is a unique opportunity. We are excited to offer academic learning in the classroom, and through events on and off campus, to students around the globe,” said Dr. Erik T. Nelson, Sr. Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.
Enhanced experiential events give students the opportunity to interact with Columbia faculty and explore New York landmarks and institutions—from Wall Street to Broadway and from museums to medicine—as seen through an academic perspective. Guided by university scholars, students can tour cultural landmarks and explore the university’s state-of-the-art science research facilities where renowned Columbia faculty conduct their studies and educate the next generation. During the Columbia University Summer Session, students can explore their passions in disciplines ranging from art and culture to science and finance while they advance their studies, make new friends and experience the City. Columbia University students are invited to work with their academic advisors to determine eligibility and course of study.
The program also welcomes students from across the globe to participate in a program that fits their educational and professional goals. Students may acquire practical experience and career coaching tailored to support their academic and professional aspirations, whether they are undergraduate or graduate students visiting from another institution or adults and professionals seeking to enhance their skills over the summer through the Postbaccalaureate program. Special programs for high school students are also available.
Applications are now open for the 2022 Columbia University Summer Session. Courses are available during two 6-week sessions: Session A, May 23–July 1, 2022, and Session B, July 5–August 12, 2022. There is also one 12-week term available: Session X, May 23–August 12, 2022.
Confirmed 2022 courses include: Money & Banking; Biodiversity; Islam in Popular Culture; How to Write Funny; and Masterpieces in Western Art. Explore last year’s offerings of more than 400 courses in 50 subject areas as well as Columbia’s signature immersive co-curricular experiences such as Religion and the History of Black Music, featuring Professor Josef Sorett; and the Summer Ideas Exchange offered in previous years. Summer 2022 courses are being added on a rolling basis, so please check back frequently for updates. Registration opens on March 1.
Are you ready to apply? Learn about the application process during our next online information session on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.