International Spouses and Partners Network (ISPN) at Columbia University

Welcome Lunch at the beginning of each semester

A great opportunity for you to learn more about the University and to meet others like you! At the welcome lunch you will learn about:

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Child Care

Child Care & School Options
Back-up care

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Cultural activities around NYC area
Volunteering opportunities in NYC
Recreation and wellness programs
English programs

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Employment and Housing

Housing and relocation
Step-by-step process to apply for J-2 employment authorization

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Weekly English Class on Thursday Mornings

We offer a FREE English class for you every Thursday! Improve your English skills with other Columbia spouses/partners! The class is designed to accommodate varying levels of English proficiency.

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September 20 to December 13 (skips Thanksgiving Day, November 22)

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10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

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Nash building at 3280 Broadway (between 132 and 133), 5th Floor, Suite 510, conference room.

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Monthly Group Activities

Let’s explore the city together! Once a month, we will join the ISPN English program to visit museums, restaurants, parks and galleries.

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Meeting Spot

We will meet at the Nash building (3280 Broadway, Fifth Floor, Suite 510) after the English Program on Thursdays at 11:30 AM and we will leave from there.

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Who is Invited?

Open to all spouses and partners

You do not need to be enrolled in the English class.

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October 4
November 1
November 15 
December 6

No Need to RSVP! Just show up!

More Resources

Visit our resources page for more information on:

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Employment, Study, English Language Programs
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Community Involvement/Volunteer Work, Family Support, Child Care and Schools, Children in NYC
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Libraries, Gym Membership