International Student Programs and Services
Columbia University is one of the most international institutions of higher education in the United States. In order to best support the myriad international communities in the student bodies of Columbia College and Columbia Engineering, Columbia Student Affairs created the position of Director of International Student Programs and Services. The Director is the liaison for all international student issues and the primary contact for questions, communications, and programming pertaining to international students and families. The Director specifically focuses on undergraduate programs and services, and works collaboratively with all offices within Student Affairs, as well as campus-wide resources, to streamline the Columbia experience for international students and their families. The aim of this position is to see international students and families through all phases of the student experience: enrollment; transition to Columbia; social, academic and cultural acclimation; success in the classroom and student life; and, preparation beyond Columbia. The Director reports to the Dean of Student Affairs and the Dean of Community Development.