Explore international programs

International programs connect Columbia College with the world.

Columbia College supports international students as well as students interested in studying, working or volunteering abroad. In today's diverse and interconnected world, we are proud to facilitate programs, connections, and experiences that promote global awareness and appreciation. Contact International Student Services to get started.

 
 

Discover our campus

Columbia College welcomes students from around the world. We celebrate the unique voices and perspectives our students bring to campus. We’ve participated in the #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign to affirm our commitment to diversity, safety and student development. Watch to hear our students, faculty and staff welcome you. #YAWH

 
 

Getting started

  • International admissions

    Our admissions standards are considered moderately selective. Also find application requirements.

    See all requirements
  • Scholarships

    International students are automatically considered for the same academic scholarships as domestic students.

    Find scholarships
  • Learn English for academic purposes

    Increase your English proficiency to communicate effectively at an academic level.

    See program details
  • Education Abroad

    Enrich your college experience, broaden your resume, and transform your life.

    Begin your journey 
  • International Student Services

    Immigration advising and forms, campus resources, and ways to get involved on campus.

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Explore our majors

Our degree programs are designed to equip you with a foundational liberal arts education and the practical skills employers seek.

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Where to learn

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Traditional campus

Our traditional campus in Columbia, Missouri, has a variety of resources and programs for international students. 

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Online

International students residing outside of the U.S. may study through our online program.

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Denver, Colorado 

We've been educating adult learners in the Denver area since 1975. More than 500 students takes courses here each year.

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Elgin, Illinois

Upper-level international students may transfer to Columbia College-Elgin.

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Salt Lake City, Utah

Established in 1975, Columbia College-Salt Lake offers modern learning spaces for adult learners.

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Study in the U.S.

Columbia College provides a high-quality private U.S. education at an affordable rate. In fact, international students pay the same as domestic students. Get started by applying today at no charge.

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