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Columbia University Undergraduate Exchange Student Handbook 2008-2009
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2 Welcome to Columbia University and congratulations on your selection as an exchange student. As an exchange, you will be joining one of the United States’ leading universities and centers of under- graduate education. From classes with Nobel Laureates to numerous student societies, from the bustling energy of Manhattan, to the diverse, local charms of the Morningside campus, Columbia has something to offer everyone. We hope that you are excited about joining the Columbia commu- nity in the city of New York ,and we look forward to working with you. Columbia University Contacts 3 Student Visas 4 Arrivals and Orientation Information 5 Housing & Finances 8 Academics 10 Columbia University Facilities 13 Health and Safety 14 Students Say… 15 Contents This handbook offers advice and guidance on the practicalities of planning your academic year at Columbia.
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3 Columbia University Contacts Your primary Columbia contacts are Kathleen McDermott Director, Global Programs 202 Lewisohn km26@columbia.edu Tel: +(212) 854-1219 Karin Bonello Asst. Director, Global Programs 202 Hamilton Hall k b2226@columbia.edu Tel: +(212) 854-2453 Useful websites http://www.columbia.edu Columbia University http://www.college.columbia.edu Columbia College http://www.engineering.columbia.edu Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied S c i e n c e s http://www.columbia.edu/cu/isso/ International Student and Scholars Office. Informa- tion on the US student visa process, US Immigra- tion law, and general information for international students and scholars’ information. http://www.columbia.edu/cu/reshalls/ Housing and Dining Information http://www.columbia.edu/cu/bulletin/uwb/ Directory of Classes. Information on courses for fall and spring http://www.health.columbia.edu/ Health Services http://www.columbia.edu/help/search.html Columbia Web directory & searches http://www.columbia.edu/about_columbia/map/ Campus maps http://www.columbia.edu/cuit/ Columbia Computing & Email
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4 Student Visas You will need a student visa to study at Columbia and reside in the United States. You should plan on apply- ing for an F-1 student visa immediately . For general procedural information, please read “How to obtain an F-1 Visa” at: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/isso/visa/F-1/index.html Instructions and the on-line application for getting your Visa Certificate or I-20 application can be found at: https://www1.columbia.edu/sec/cu/isso/ay0809/ You must submit all visa paperwork directly to the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) as early as possible. The process of applying for and receiving an F-1 visa can take as long as 3 months. The process is not difficult, but you should pay attention to the details and strictly follow documentation regulations. There is a $50 International Student fee per term.
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