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Global Immersion vs. Study Tour

What is the difference between a Global Immersion Program class and a Chazen Study Tour?

Study Tours do not generally have a thematic focus and often visit multiple locations. They are intensive experiences, visiting with business executives and government officials as well as cultural sites. Study Tours do not have prior class sessions, are not graded and do not have a deliverable. They are not for credit, take place over 7–10 days and are student-led with support from a faculty advisor and the Chazen Institute.

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The Chazen Institute does not have members; most of our programs are open to anyone. All current students and faculty receive our mailings.


Email us at chazen@columbia.edu, or call 212-854-4750. Our mailing address is Columbia Business School, 3022 Broadway, Uris Hall 2M2, New York, NY 10027. Our fax number is 212-851-9509.


Simply email us at chazen@columbia.edu and let us know you'd like to be added to our list. To subscribe to Chazen Global Insights, our e-newsletter, click here.


Winter study tours are announced in May; spring tours are announced in October. Check our study tour page for updates.


Alumni are welcome at most of the events we sponsor. Alumni can also learn another language through the Chazen Language Program. Be sure to sign up for the Chazen Institute email list on the alumni website to receive notification of upcoming events.

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Upcoming Events

Spots still available on Chazen study tours to Argentina and South Africa. Email Chazen@columbia.edu for more info.

October 6: Talk by Adil Zainulbhai of McKinsey & Co. India: “India’s Economic Outlook for the New Government: Acche Din (Good Days)?” 6 p.m., Columbia Club.
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October 8: N.T. Wang Distinguished Lecture with Laurence J. Lau, “The Chinese Economy: Boom or Bust?” 6 p.m., Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University.
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November 24: “Rediscovering the Art of Brand Marketing in China’s Digital Age” with Tom Doctoroff, Asia Pacific CEO, JWT.
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