Campus Life

Campus Information

Columbia University is where the UnReporter Academy summer program takes place. Students will have the chance to stay in Columbia’s John Jay Hall (for students from 12-17 years old), attend workshop sessions at the Columbia Faculty House and dine in the Columbia University dining facilities.”

The experience continues as we explore the dynamic pace of NYC and the international affairs community by visiting the UN, UN missions, and broadcast newsrooms.

Students will also have the opportunity to record in a podcast studio and explore the power of comedy in communication at a NYC comedy club.

The upper elementary students will be housed in hostels nearby and attend the Columbia campus for classes and dining.

Dress Code

Summer casual for classrooms
Business attire for UN, UN missions, and newsroom
Casual for comedy club (no shorts or tank tops)


Chaperones are present throughout the Academy sessions

Chaperones are present throughout the Academy sessions
In dorms: 1 chaperone is present for every 6 students
Classrooms: 1 teacher for every 10 students
Chaperones will include teachers from schools and other volunteers.

All chaperones will have been trained by the Academy

Evening Social Events

Multicultural night – Evening devoted to popular culture throughout the world with an orientation on nations
Comedy club – fun and hands-on visit to see the value and power of humor in communication
Film nights – documentary screenings with commentary and discussion from journalists