Do I need to speak another language to attend the SEE-U program?
No. All instruction is in English and your instructor and TAs are happy to translate for you if necessary.
My letter of recommendation will not arrive until after the application deadline. What should I do?
We understand if your letter of recommendation arrives later. Please submit the rest of your application materials as soon as possible so that we can begin processing your application.
Should I bring a laptop?
Yes, it is strongly advised that you bring a laptop. It is also highly recommended that you install a copy of Microsoft Excel on your computer. Students can download a copy of Excel directly from Columbia. Please contact EICES in advance of the program if you do not have a laptop computer.
Can I arrive late?
This is not advised. Late arrival means you’ll miss critical information and activities including course and site orientation. In addition, if you arrive late to the program you may be required to pay an additional charge for transportation from the airport to the field site. Late arrival requires advanced notification and permission from EICES.
Can I leave early?
Generally, no. Early departures require advanced notification and special permission of EICES and the instructor.