International Business & Courses with Locals

Universidad EAFIT
Medellín, Colombia
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Popular Subject Areas

    International Business & Courses with Locals

  • Location

    Medellín

  • 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

    Spring 1 2024

  • Program Dates

    Jan 15, 2024 - May 26, 2024

  • Program Length

    Semester

  • Application Deadline

    Oct 01, 2023

  • Forms and Payment Deadline

    Oct 15, 2023

  • Credit

    180 - 240 Contact Hours

  • Eligibility

    2.50 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    $12,350

  • This session is in progress and is no longer accepting applications.

Study Abroad Program Description

Enroll in the International Business & Courses with Locals program to take business, economics and international relations in English with Colombians, improve your Spanish proficiency or take courses with locals.

Courses available in English and Spanish include business, economics, finance, management, engineering and international relations. Spanish language courses are available at all levels through the university's Spanish as a Foreign Language Program. Courses in Spanish requiring an advanced Spanish level (4 or more semesters of college-level Spanish) include biology, communications, engineering, literature, music, political science and psychology. All courses are taught by host university faculty at the Universidad EAFIT.

Semester + Semester Programs Available: You can combine the Spring + Fall OR Fall + Spring sessions at a discounted price. For more information about this option, please contact your ISA Colombia Site Specialist.

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

Resident Staff

On-Site Offices

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model

Excursions

Cultural Activities

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Academics

Credits

Contact Hours

180 - 240

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

12 - 16

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

18 - 24

Academic Information

  • Course Selection
    • The courses below reflect the most current list of courses released by the host university. Courses and contact hours are subject to change. Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the Colombia Program Manager.
    • If you are planning to choose courses taught in English with locals, please consult the Universidad EAFIT list of courses in English.  This list will vary from semester to semester, and the final course list will be released a few weeks prior to the start of classes.
    • If you are at the advanced Spanish level (4 or more semesters of college-level Spanish), you can consult the complete Universidad EAFIT course list for more options.
    • Course levels are determined by local students' degree plans. Courses without a course level designation are supplemental courses and course levels must be determined by the home university.
  • Course Credit
    • According to ISA policy, you must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by your home institution, for the duration of the program. Credit transfer is ultimately determined by your home university.
    • You may enroll in 4-5 courses (12-16 U.S. Semester Credits).
  • Language Courses
    • The EAFIT offers international students 4-week intensive language courses at the university's Spanish as a Foreign Language Program, the first in Colombia to be certified by the Spanish Instituto Cervantes.  Please note that these language courses are not included in your ISA program price and are available for an additional cost. Although these language courses will not appear on your transcript, you will receive a certificate of completion and can petition your home university to receive credit for the course.  Spanish language course enrollment and additional payment occurs on site once your final course list has been determined.  Language placement exam details will be provided on site.
  • Transcript Information
    • The transcript from the Universidad EAFIT will reflect EAFIT credits and contact hours for each course listed below, with the exception of language courses that say "no credit".  Please be in touch with your home university regarding credit transfer for this program.

Courses

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Universidad EAFIT
Courses in English with Locals
Accounting
24 Contact Hours
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48 Contact Hours
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Economics
48 Contact Hours
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Finance
48 Contact Hours
48 Contact Hours
48 Contact Hours
International Business
48 Contact Hours
24 Contact Hours
E-Business
NI0039
48 Contact Hours
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Strategy
OG0125
48 Contact Hours
48 Contact Hours
Management
48 Contact Hours
48 Contact Hours
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48 Contact Hours
Marketing
Marketing
ME0215
48 Contact Hours
Marketing Mix
ME0170
48 Contact Hours
Mechanical Engineering
16 Contact Hours
48 Contact Hours
Heat Transfer
IM0245
48 Contact Hours
48 Contact Hours
16 Contact Hours
48 Contact Hours
Courses in Spanish with Locals
Additional Courses with Locals
48 Contact Hours
48 Contact Hours
48 Contact Hours
48 Contact Hours
Photography
CS0092
48 Contact Hours
48 Contact Hours
48 Contact Hours
48 Contact Hours
Language Studies with International Students
Language Studies
38 Contact Hours
38 Contact Hours
38 Contact Hours
38 Contact Hours
38 Contact Hours
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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

MEDELLÍN TEAM

Laura Arredondo

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.

Student Residence

Residencias are occupied primarily by international students. At the residencia, you will have your own bedroom and will likely share a 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 most are located in a gated residential neighborhood just a 15-20 minute walk 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

Guatapé

Admire the pueblo's colorful zocalos and hike up desination hotspot La Piedra del Peñol.

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.

Santa Fe de Antioquia

Gaze upon 16th century colonial architecture and visit the Western Suspension Bridge.

The Coffee Triangle

Relax in the famous Santa Rosa de Cabal hot springs, explore Armenia and the colonial pueblo of Salento, and walk among the world's tallest palm trees in Valle de Cocora.

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.

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