Hear from incoming students Gili Kafri and Rachel Lisbona, who will begin their first year in the Dual Degree Program at Tel Aviv University in Israel this fall. They share more about what drew them to the Program, what they are looking forward to this year, their studies, and more in this Q&A. 

The Columbia University School of General Studies (GS) will welcome the largest class of incoming students to the Dual Degree Program Between Columbia University and Tel Aviv University since its launch in December 2019.

On Tuesday, July 7, Dean Rosen-Metsch sent the following message to GS students regarding the fall 2020 semester.

The Program, which will welcome its inaugural class in the fall of 2020, transcends traditional study abroad opportunities by providing the opportunity to pursue a rigorous undergraduate liberal arts education spanning two continents. Upon completion of the four-year program, graduates earn two bachelor’s degrees, one from each institution.