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Applying for a student visa

Learn how to apply for a visa to study, research, or teach at Columbia.

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Unpaid internships and volunteering

Find out whether you can do an unpaid internship.

Visa Waiver Program (ESTA), B-1 and B-2 visitors

How departments can get nonimmigrant status for visitors and employees to teach or research at Columbia.

Events

The University Life Events Council invites you to attend a virtual screening of The Photograph - an American romantic drama released in 2020 and written and directed by Stella Meghie, a director of television series such as Grown-ish, Insecure and First Wives Club has been.

F-1 OPT (optional internship) after graduation

Learn how to apply after completing the optional F-1 Internship for Columbia University Graduates.

F-1 STEM OPT extension

Learn how to apply after completing the optional F-1 Internship for Columbia University Graduates.

Sponsorship or expansion of H-1B

Learn how to sponsor the permanent H-1B faculty in your academic department.

Sponsoring permanent residence

Learn how to sponsor the permanent H-1B faculty in your academic department.

F-1 CPT (curriculum internship)

Learn how to apply after completing the optional F-1 Internship for Columbia University Graduates.

J-2 work permit

Learn how a J-2 spouse can apply for work in the United States.