Welcome to Columbia University Educational Studies Program!

Fall Splash will be Saturday November 4th. Stay tuned for more details!

What is Columbia Splash?

Splash is a program that brings high school students from all over to Columbia University for a day of unlimited learning. Classes are taught by Columbia undergraduate students, graduate students, and other community members.

The ultimate goal of Columbia Splash is to foster excitement for teaching and learning. Students will be able to learn about topics that aren't normally taught in a high school setting, which may even lead to discoveries of a new passion.

By participating in Columbia Splash, teachers have the opportunity to share their knowledge about something they love to a great audience. This is an ideal way for you to confirm what you know about your field while giving back to your community. As a Splash teacher, you will be able to teach virtually anything for a one hour class. Your class will take place on Columbia's historical campus in anywhere from a small seminar room to a massive lecture hall.

Columbia Splash is a program run entirely by volunteers and we need you to make it happen! Check out our Facebook or our Twitter!

Thank you to our friends at Symposium. Our featured teachers for this Splash

Symposium @ Splash offers high school students an opportunity to spend a day at Columbia University and engage in discussion-based humanities seminars led by college student discussion leaders. Symposium aims to introduce students to various texts from different civilizations in order to foster cross-cultural discourse and global-minded sensibilities. The texts will involve comparisons between a range of civilizations, drawing comparisons that are not usually offered in traditional classrooms. Past seminars have included themes and excerpts from texts such as
“What is Happiness?” Bentham’s Utilitarianism & Zhuxi’s Commentary on the Four Books
“Women Character Analysis” Shakespeare’s Merchant in Venice & Tang Xianzu’s Peony Pavilion
“Justification of Art/Music” Plato’s Republic & Mozi
“Role of Divine Intervention” Homer’s Iliad & Vyasa’s Mahabharata

Symposium is a student-led club at Columbia as well as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting cross-cultural dialogues. Over the past couple of years, we have provided free opportunities for high school and college students all around the world to experience humanities-based seminars. Our programs have been carried out in China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, India and Singapore. To learn more or get involved, search @SymposiumEducation on Facebook, or email us at symposiumboard@columbia.edu