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SIPA building tours are live!

I’m sure many of you are hard at work on your admissions applications, so I’m keeping it short and sweet today. Our fall tour schedule for SIPA’s building, known as the International Affairs Building (IAB), is now live. If you’re in the area, I recommend attending one as it’s a great way to get the pulse of the area when you don’t have time to join us for an information session or class visit. These tours are led by the admissions program assistants, so you’ll also have a chance to ask them questions about the program as you make your way through the halls. Sign up here.

If you prefer a campus-wide tour, groups of fewer than ten people are free to tour the Morningside campus on their own. Maps and other materials for self-guided tours are available online and in the Visitors Center, located in room 213 of Low Memorial Library (M-F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.). No registration is required to pick up a self-guided tour, but a current Columbia I.D. is required to enter all buildings except Low Library. You are welcome to explore any of the outdoor green space on campus.

Take a virtual tour of SIPA

The School of International and Public Affairs is mainly housed in the International Affairs Building (IAB), which is located at 118th Street and Amsterdam Avenue on Columbia University’s main campus. The Office of Admissions offers tours of IAB in conjunction with its information sessions (you can learn more about both and register online here). But I know that students come to SIPA from all over the world, so I wanted to provide a virtual tour for applicants who can’t make it to campus. The following photos are mainly in IAB, but there are a few other common locations where you might find SIPA students thrown in as well.

I hope you enjoy the virtual tour! (Click on each image to enlarge.)

Decoding SIPA’s alphabet soup

It’s not easy learning the As, Bs and Cs of SIPA, but you will certainly know a great share by the end of your first semester at SIPA. Read More →

Take a tour of SIPA

You asked and we answered! The Office of Admissions & Financial Aid is officially offering tours of the SIPA building, known as the International Affairs Building.  Read More →

"The most global public policy school, where an international community of students and faculty address world challenges."

—Merit E. Janow, Dean, SIPA, Professor of Practice, International and Economic Law and International Affairs

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