KNOWLEDGE. SKILLS. VALUES.
We’re developing the next generation of leaders at Columbia
At Columbia International College, students of all ages and abilities are given the kind of engaging educational opportunities and enriching life experiences that will help them develop strength of character and effective leadership skills. Under the direction of Columbia’s Total Care Development® approach, school becomes a journey of personal discovery where students are encouraged to push their limits and reveal hidden aptitudes. Early in their stay at Columbia, students are asked to pledge to practice 10 important character traits: respect; honesty and integrity; responsibility; peaceful and positive conflict resolution; caring; optimism; inclusiveness; fairness; self-confidence and self-advocacy; and perseverance. These character traits become the basis for month-long themes during the school year and the inspiration for programming in school and the residences. The ultimate goal is for students to become sought-after applicants to world-renowned universities and valued contributors to their workplaces and communities.