Medium-Term Activities

Planning for medium-term projects and activities (usually between 6 and 12 months) outside the U.S. generally involves:

A higher degree of due diligence required regarding potential collaborators and the legal and political environment;

Collaboration agreements with overseas institutions -- often leading to navigating between different policies, cultures, and legal regimes; and

Infrastructure support in the host country to handle local payroll, banking, and other financial needs.

Columbia faculty and staff usually remain employed by the University during medium-term projects. There may be a risk of personal and corporate income tax liability, requiring close review of local regulations as well as international tax treaties.

Medium-term projects and activities nearly always require assistance and guidance from central administration resources.

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