Global Leadership Advancing Student Success (GLASS)


Global Leadership Advancing Student Success (GLASS) is a signature leadership program offered by the Office of the Provost through ISSO, exclusively available to Columbia University International Students.

GLASS Programming is designed to:

  • Provide cultural context and ongoing support for professional readiness in the U.S. and global work cultures.
  • Strengthen communication skills within a variety of interpersonal and intercultural contexts.
  • Analyze self-awareness in relation to global issues and global mobility.
  • Develop foundations for leadership.
  • Build personal and professional connections with other Columbia University international students across departments, schools, and campuses.


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Some upcoming sessions being planned for the Fall 2023 semester are listed below. More details coming soon!

  • Developing a Professional Brand for Yourself (Fall 2023, Date and Time, TBD) 
  • Communicating with Impact (Fall 2023, Date and Time, TBD) 
  • Overview of the United Nations (Fall 2023, Date and Time, TBD) 
  • Emotional Intelligence (Fall 2023, Date and Time, TBD) 
  • Professional Headshots (Fall 2023, Date and Time, TBD)

Check back for more upcoming sessions!



GLASS’ programming is open to all international students, including undergraduates, graduate students, and any non-degree/exchange students.

GLASS is free to all Columbia international students.

When registration opens, click on the title of each program session to get to a registration link. Please register with your UNI for any session that you plan to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!

Have a question we didn’t answer? Please reach out to us at [email protected].