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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.
Summer 1 2023
Mid Jul, 2023 - Late Jul, 2023
Mar 25, 2023
Forms and Payment Deadline
Apr 10, 2023
2.50 Minimum GPA*
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Study Abroad 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.
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.
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.
Comprehensive Advising and Support
Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support
Tuition at the Host University
Meals and Laundry Service
Bridging Cultures Orientation
ISA Discovery Model
Official Transcript from the Host University
Professional Development Toolbox
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
- 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.
- 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 Program Manager to view more course options.
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Support & Funding
Funding Your ISA Program
Wondering how you’ll fund your program? ISA’s got you covered! If you receive financial aid for your home university, you will likely be able to use those funds for study abroad too. The first step is usually speaking with your home university. Check out the steps for using financial aid here.
Need to know how much to budget for a term abroad? Take a look at the additional expenses you might expect, depending on your 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. We offer over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, visit the scholarships and grants page.View all Funding Options
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.
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.
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.
THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA
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.