International Business

Universidad EAFIT
Medellín, Colombia

Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    International Business

  • Location


  • Host University

    Universidad EAFIT

    In 1960, Colombian business leaders founded Universidad EAFIT, Medellín's most prestigious private university and the first in Antioquia to receive High Quality Institutional Accreditation from the National Ministry of Education. While the university specializes in business courses, EAFIT's Spanish as a Foreign Language Program has 25 years of experience in teaching languages and has earned ACCET accreditation. The program was also the first in Colombia to be certified by the Cervantes Institute. Located near the hip El Poblado neighborhood, the U.S. style campus features native trees and flowers and modern buildings. Campus amenities include a cultural center, library, research cubicles and study rooms, computer labs, bank, healthy-food snack bar, cafeterias and restaurants, gym and pool.

  • Term

    Summer 1 2020

  • Program Dates

    Mid Jul, 2020 - Late Jul, 2020

  • Program Length


  • Application Deadline

    Mar 25, 2020

  • Credit


  • Eligibility

    2.50 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost


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Program Description

In this program, you will have the chance to study International Business: A Latin American Perspective at the Universidad EAFIT, which was founded by business entrepreneurs. Students will receive 3 credits by studying modules such as international management and business context and opportunities in Latin America's emerging markets. The course also includes visits to local companies in Medellín, Colombia's second largest city and economy. The course is taught by host university faculty at the Universidad EAFIT.



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


Meals and Laundry Service

Bridging Cultures Program

Resident Staff

On-Site Offices

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model


Cultural Activities


Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox



Recommended U.S. Semester Credits


Academic Information

  • Course Selection
    • You will enroll in one course during this two-week program.
    • 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 EAFIT will reflect credits for each course listed below. The contact hours for each course will not be reflected on the transcript, but are listed below to assist with credit transfer. Please be in touch with your home university regarding credit transfer for this program..

Please contact the Colombia Site Specialist to view more course options.


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Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Alan Thompson

Program Manager, Colombia


Carolina Martinez

Resident Director, Colombia

Funding Your ISA Program

As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page. 

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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.


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 breakfast and dinner every day except Sundays 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.

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.



Medellín City Tour

Contemplate the famous sculptures at Plaza Botero, take in the view of the city from Pueblito Paisa and ride the cable car overlooking the city.

Cultural Activities in Medellín

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

These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included cooking and dance classes, a soccer match, service day, visits to the Silleteros of Santa Elena and the Comuna 13 neighborhood.