Columbia Business School
Venture For All® Summer Program at New York
What Type of Travel Visa Would I Need?
If your citizenship allows you to travel to the United States without a visa, then you will not need a travel visa. For international students, as this is a non-credit Program, a B1/B2 visa will be required. Once you are accepted to the Program and made payment, you will receive an official invitation letter from Columbia Business School for your B1/B2 visa application.
Is This an Official Program Offered by Columbia Business School?
All IEG sponsored Programs are official Programs, meaning, you could find our Programs on the University's website. For closed Programs, please contact the Program Director at each University respectively.
Columbia Business School's website is at: www8.gsb.columbia.edu/ventureforall
Why Is the Class Consisted of Mostly Asians?
There are lots of students from Asia who will have great difficulties adjusting to the U.S. educational system. Therefore, our Programs are designed to provide holistic classroom culture experiences for Asian students. When they come to the States for Undergraduate or Graduate studies, they will have no difficulties adapting to the U.S. educational system.
Will I Be Required to Purchase Insurance?
Our Program fee includes a USD $1 million travel health insurance, but you can always purchase additional travel insurances if you deem necessary.
Will I Be Able to Learn Anything Within 2 Weeks?
Although the Columbia Business School Venture For All Program seems short, it really isn't. Admitted students will be spending on average, 7 hours per day in class learning, discussing, and working on activities in class. The total in-class hour could easily surpass a regular 3-credit University course. Therefore, you will be able to walkaway with an in-depth college/graduate school experience.
Could This Program Be Too Hard for Me?
We understand this could be an intensive Program, but each student will receive one-on-one sessions with the teaching Professor, as well as extensive guidances from the Teaching Assistants.
What Does the Program Fee Include?
The Program fee includes tuition, online and offline course material, airport dropoff/pickup service at JFK International Airport, 24-hours chaperone service, room and board, 3 meals per day, weekday and weekend activities (excluding shows, movies, venues that require tickets), one trip to Woodbury Commons, and USD $1 million travel health insurance.