STEM & Courses with Locals

Universidad del Norte
Barranquilla, Colombia
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Popular Subject Areas

    STEM & Courses with Locals

  • Location

    Barranquilla

  • Host University

    Universidad del Norte

    The Universidad del Norte is one of the top universities in Colombia and the Caribbean region. Institutional internationalization is a priority for the UniNorte, whose civil, electrical, electronics, industrial, mechanical and systems engineering programs have been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. ISA students may take courses in English or Spanish alongside Colombian students. The university's U.S. style is both modern and accessible, featuring beautiful tropical plants and resident iguanas. The ISA Barranquilla Office is on the 6th floor of the Engineering Building, which has been recognized for its forward-thinking, creative and sustainable design. Campus amenities include computer labs, study halls, gaming rooms, cafeterias/restaurants, a library and athletic facilities.

  • Term

    Summer 1 2024

  • Program Dates

    Jun 12, 2024 - Jul 11, 2024

  • Program Length

    Summer

  • Application Deadline

    Mar 25, 2024

  • Forms and Payment Deadline

    Apr 10, 2024

  • Credit

    80 - 112 Contact Hours

  • Eligibility

    2.50 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    $5,450

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Study Abroad Program Description

Improve your Spanish, study Colombian culture or take an elective in Spanish with Colombians at one of the country's most prestigious universities. Spanish language courses are taught in Spanish and are available from the beginning to high advanced levels. The Race, Identity and Colombian Culture course is taught in English while business, communication, and culture electives are taught in Spanish and require an advanced language level. You may complete the Research Project course in English or Spanish with the supervision of a faculty member at the host university.

You may also choose to enroll in ABET-accredited engineering courses in English or Spanish with Colombians at one of the country's most prestigious universities. The civil, electrical, electronics, industrial, mechanical and systems engineering programs at the Universidad del Norte have been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Math and physics courses at the advanced Spanish level are also available. Course options include Spanish language, culture or experiential learning courses such as the Research Project course in English or Spanish, which requires the supervision of a faculty member at the host university. All courses are taught by host university faculty at the Universidad del Norte.

Enjoy Flexibility with ISA Flex

We’ve partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) to help you overcome common study abroad challenges by adding an ASU Online course to your ISA program. With more than 2,100 courses to choose from, ISA Flex minimizes academic challenges, like major requirements and limited course options, so you can make the most of your experience abroad. Once you’ve applied, access the Flex form in your ISA Student Portal for more information on how to add this to your program and enroll in the course you need.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

 

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University

Housing

Meals and Laundry Service

Bridging Cultures Orientation

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site ISA Offices

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model

Excursions

Cultural Activities

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities

Academics

Credits

Contact Hours

80 - 112

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

6 - 7

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

9 - 11

Academic Information

  • Course Selection
    • The courses below reflect the most current list of courses released by the host university. Language courses can be found at the bottom of the course list. Courses and contact hours are subject to change. Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the Colombia Program Manager.
  • Course Credit
    • According to ISA policy, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program. Credit transfer is ultimately determined by the student’s home university.
  • Transcripts
    • The transcript from the Universidad del Norte will reflect credits and contact hours for each course listed below. Please be in touch with your home university regarding credit transfer for this program.
  • Placement Exam
    • Students enrolling in language courses (e.g. Advanced Spanish, High Intermediate Spanish, Business Spanish, etc.) must take a placement exam before arrival. A language exam is not required for courses with locals in Spanish if the student has taken or tested out of at least four levels of college-level Spanish.
  • Experiential Learning Courses
    • Students interested in the Research Project course must submit a research proposal and a resume (CV). Please contact the Colombia Program Manager for more information.
  • Language Requirements
    • ISA recommends that students who have not completed or tested out of a minimum of one semester (two quarters) of college-level Spanish enroll in a language course during their program. English courses are limited primarily to the fields of Business and Engineering, so be prepared with viable alternates in the event of a cancellation or scheduling conflict.
  • Courses with Locals
    • Students must be at the Advanced Spanish language level or above in order to enroll in courses with locals instructed in Spanish.
    • Please see the course catalog, linked below in the Additional Courses with Locals section, for more course options.
    • In rare cases, course language of instruction may change from English to Spanish.

Courses

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Universidad del Norte
Courses in English with Locals
Experiential Learning
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
Industrial Engineering
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
International Business
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
Mechanical Engineering
Renewable Energy
IME 7285
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Courses in Spanish with Locals
Additional Courses with Locals
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Biology & Chemistry
Biology
CSV 0010
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Civil Engineering
Statics
IBA 4032
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Experiential Learning
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
Industrial Engineering
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
International Business
Administrative I
LEY 4600
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
60 Contact Hours
4 Credits
60 Contact Hours
4 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Market Research
MDO 4010 - 01
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Latin American Studies
Colonial America
ECA 7170
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Law
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Legal Clinic IV
LEY 7332
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Obligations I
LEY 4011
3 Credits
Penal Law II
LEY 4181
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
Penal Law III
LEY 7205
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
Liberal Arts
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Mathematics
Calculus I
MAT 1101
96 Contact Hours
6 Credits
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
Calculus II
MAT 1111
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
Calculus III
MAT 1121
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
4 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Linear Algebra
MAT 1031
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Statistics I
EST 1022
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Statistics II
EST 1031
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Mechanical Engineering
Solid Mechanics
IME 4200
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
Thermodynamics 1
IME 7061
3 Contact Hours
48 Contact Hours
Philosophy
Ethics
ETI 8070
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Physics
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
Systems Engineering
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Language Studies with International Students
Language Studies
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
Course Disclaimer
  • Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Support & Funding

ISA is here to support you when it comes to navigating identity questions related to traveling abroad, providing resources and information for your accessibility needs, and identifying funding for your program abroad.

SUPPORT TEAM

Our U.S. staff is available to support you though every stage of your study abroad journey. Please reach out with any questions about ISA programs or life on-site to your country-specific Program Manager.

Our on-site staff are there for you as soon as you arrive in country and will support you throughout your time abroad.

U.S. Team

Michelle McRaney

Program Manager, Colombia

BARRANQUILLA TEAM

Katherine Rua

Resident Director, Colombia

Identity Resources

Accessibility & Accommodations

With our wide portfolio of program types and locations, we’re confident there is a suitable, accessible program for each student.

Securing accommodations abroad can take time, so we ask that those with requests inform ISA early in the advising process. We recommend reaching out to your Program Manager or our Accessibility Team (accessibilityteam@studiesabroad.com) to discuss your accessibility needs or accommodations abroad.

Destination Information

Our diversity pages for each ISA destination include information on Indigenous communities, languages, race and ethnicity, religion, LGBTQIA+, and disability access. We hope it will help when reflecting upon and contextualizing intersectionality in your host community.

Identity Blog

ISA offers students the opportunity to blog about their experiences abroad from their own diverse perspectives. These posts can be found on the ISA Student Blog, and interested students should email diversity@studiesabroad.com for more information.

Funding

All students should have the opportunity to study abroad. To help make this a reality, ISA offers a variety of scholarships to help cover your study abroad costs. To learn more about our scholarship opportunities, check out our scholarships & grants page!

If you receive financial aid from your home university, you can likely use those funds for study abroad, as well. Speak with your home university’s financial aid office to learn about your options. Check out steps for using financial aid.

Questions about scholarships and funding? Email us at higheredfinaid@worldstrides.org

Housing

Living in ISA housing will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of the Colombian lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor to Colombia. With an open-mind and flexibility, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.

We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations, however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.

Homestay

Host families are best if you are seeking full linguistic and cultural immersion during your time abroad. Each host family has been carefully selected by ISA's resident staff in order to best accommodate your needs and to ensure a comfortable living situation. Homestays will provide two meals per day and laundry service once a week. While students typically have their own room, you might share a room with another ISA student of the same gender. 

Student Residence

Residencias are occupied primarily by international students. At the residencia, you will have your own bedroom and bathroom. Residencias do not include meals or laundry service, but you will have access to the shared kitchen and laundry facilities. Basic cookware and cutlery and weekly cleaning of common areas is included. All residencias include WiFi and are just a 20-25 minute bus ride to the university.

Independent Housing

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

Excursions

THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA

Cartagena & Islas del Rosario

Stroll down cobblestone streets and admire the well-preserved colonial architecture of Cartagena, the historic walled city and UNESCO World Heritage site once home to Gabriel García Márquez. Enjoy a traditional Colombian lunch on lslas del Rosario and go kayaking or participate in an optional activity such as an ecological walk or snorkeling.

Totumo Mud Volcano

Take a revitalizing mud bath inside of the popular tourist destination el Volcán del Totumo.

Cultural Activities in Barranquilla

The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of Barranquilla. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes Barranquilla special.

These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included cooking, dance and painting classes and museum and zoo visits.

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