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Your Home Away From Home

Your Journey. Your Success. Our Commitment.

Step boldly into your future at Columbia College, your home in the U.S.A. Here, we honor global perspectives, cherish diversity, and together, we journey towards progress. Immerse yourself in our vibrant campus life that continuously shapes and enriches our students' experiences.

International Student Services

Here at Columbia College, we aim to create a welcoming atmosphere, offer advice on immigration regulations, foster international understanding and make your academic journey rewarding.

Contact our International Student Services at International@CCIS.edu or (573) 875-2756.

International Admissions

We have set international admission standards to ensure a smooth application process. 

English for Academic Purposes

Quality English instruction and cultural experiences to non-native speakers of English for academic success.

Employment in the U.S.

Learn about employment rules and restrictions for international students.

Study Abroad

Take your education beyond borders with the study abroad program at Columbia College.

You Are Welcome Here

Columbia College celebrates the unique voices and perspectives our international students bring to campus. In today's diverse and interconnected world, we are proud to facilitate programs, connections, and experiences that promote global awareness and appreciation.

Bridging Cultures, Building Futures

Our mission is to facilitate not just your academic development, but your personal growth as well.

Columbia College has opened a world of opportunities. As an international student from Ecuador, I have learned so much about different cultures, as well as being able to proudly share mine. Ever since I got here, I have been looking for leadership opportunities since I love to be involved on campus. I was a resident assistant for a year, I was involved in the student government, and I am a part of four student organizations.

Genoveva Gomez-Lince

Columbia College is one of the best things that has happened to me. I have met my best friends here and I have grown as a person. I have been able to become a member of TRiO, a first-year mentor, a student ambassador, a study abroad ambassador, TEACH Club president, and maintain a flexible job because of Columbia College. I am/will be forever grateful for Columbia College!

Sky Fischer

I have been able to spread my wings in a place that feels like home. Because of the financial contributions I have received at Columbia College, I have been able to have a full and enriched college experience. Without these scholarships, my college experience would be a lot different. I want to say thank you personally to the donors on behalf of myself and many other students here at Columbia College. We would not be here without you.

Emily Cote

Faye Burchard Student Leadership Award Recipient

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because a future built by you is a future built for you.

Too many people have been made to feel that higher education isn’t a place for them— that it is someone else’s dream. But we change all that. With individualized attention and ongoing support, we help you write a new story for the future where you play the starring role.