Trips to Shanghai and London
Spring Break Abroad
“The CORE Spring Break tech trek was the most exciting and worthy event I was a part of this year, in no small part due to the excellent programming of the trip. Out of the companies we go to see, my favorite was Rentify. The people that we met in their office were so funny and intelligent, and I felt extremely lucky that we had gotten to meet them one-on-one. I learned a lot of lessons about the European tech scene and its growth trajectory, as well as a ton about European culture (take-out becomes take-away!), since I’d never been to the continent before. My favorite moment on the trip was probably staring out at the Thames and Big Ben from the top of the London Eye, which was a breathtaking view. I can’t wait to go on other tech treks next year and learn more about other parts of the world and their tech scenes.” —Mayank Mahajan, SEAS ’16
Interested in Joining Us?
Applications are due Friday, November 2nd at 11:59PM
Frequently Asked Questions
When will the trips be?
The trips will depart on Saturday, March 9th and arrive back at Columbia on Sunday, March 17th.
Can GS/Barnard students apply?
Of course! Our program is open to all undergraduate Columbia students who are interested in exploring international entrepreneurship.
Do I need to be invested in entrepreneurship to apply?
No! If you show that you're excited to learn about the global entrepreneurship scene, we'll be happy to consider you!
Will there be time for tourist activities?
Of course! Most of our company visits end around 5pm, leaving plenty of time to explore.
Will financial aid be available?
We are already providing substantial amounts of financial aid to subsidize the cost for everyone, so we are unable to provide additional financial aid on an individual basis.
What will accomodations be?
All trips will have pre-arranged hotel lodging. Students going on the trip must stay with the group.
How many people can go on each trip?
Spots are limited to 15 people for each trip, so apply now!
Can international students apply?
Yes, international students are definitely welcome! However, we require all participants to arrange all necessary visas or other required documents on their own.
How much will the trips cost?
Thanks to generous sponsors and our partners at Columbia Entrepreneurship, costs will be limited to $950 for London and $1200-$1500 for Shanghai per person, which will cover round-trip flight and housing. Meals and local transportation are not covered by this price.