Program Overview

Studying abroad at the Universidad de la Sabana, which has over 90 student exchange agreements with other countries, will expose you to a higher institution of learning that is richly embedded in global education. Here you will get the opportunity to learn about Latin American culture in one of the most diverse countries in the region.

Study at the Universidad de la Sabana and expand your multicultural knowledge while you study. There is a wide choice of cultural activities available, where you can immerse yourself in Colombian culture with estudiantinas (student music groups), folk dance and theatre. There are a multitude of courses to choose from: education to gastronomy, engineering to nursing. Learn Spanish while you grow your global network and forge lifelong connections.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Study at the extensive campus of the Universidad de la Sabana and learn from expert faculty in modern facilities, and grow academically and professionally. Take part in their Spanish courses, in which more than 700 international students have enrolled in the past five years.

Bolster your resume with this unique experience of studying at the Universidad de la Sabana. Grow your self-awareness and interpersonal skills at this multi-ethnic, multicultural, high quality academic institution.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Approval received from the home university.
  • Current official undergraduate degree transcript.
  • Valid passport until at least 6 months after your program end date.  Copy of your passport (photo page).
  • Most students will be required to obtain a study visa. The application process can be extensive but World Endeavors staff will walk you through it!

Location

Bogota, the capital of Colombia, is one of the largest and highest-altitude cities in the world. Your transformative study abroad journey here will challenge you to reach your peak, while deepening your intercultural and linguistic skills.

When you’re not in class, take a walking tour through the historic La Candelaria neighborhood in the heart of Bogota, with its mix of pastel-painted houses, street art and cafe-lined plazas. Or hire a bicycle and take part in the city’s Sunday Ciclovia program, when motorized transport is banned from 7am to 2pm. Immerse yourself in Colombian culture by attending concerts, art exhibitions and some of the many festivals this city hosts.

Housing

The Universidad de la Sabana offers the Sabana Housing Program for students. This program gives students a choice of reliable and safe accommodation in Bogota and the surrounding areas of the University campus. Students can choose between campus residences, rented rooms in apartments or home-stay accommodation, which is recommended as a great way to immerse yourself in Colombian culture and to improve your grasp of Spanish.

Life in Chia

Chia, the student town where the main campus of the Universidad de la Sabana is located, is only a 45-minute drive from central Bogota, and is easily accessed with the bus and train transportation service offered by the university.

Chia is known for its gastronomy and is home to the famous Andres Carne de Res restaurant, a unique bar and restaurant serving typical Colombian food. You can walk off any excesses with a guided ecological walk in the nearby Parque la Montana del Oso, or simply wander the streets of this charming small town.

Support whilst in Colombia

World Endeavors study abroad programs offer full support, starting with airport pickup and accommodation transfer upon arrival followed by an on-site orientation covering health, safety, and local tips. Emergency support from your in-country coordinator, 24/7 travel medical insurance, and continuous contact with your advisor for additional assistance throughout the program helps you feel secure and supported. Whatever challenges life throws your way, we’ve got you covered!

Academic

Academic credit and transcripts are issued by the Universidad de la Sabana after the successful completion of the program. The Universidad de la Sabana is a fully-accredited, state-recognized institution of higher learning. Develop the skills you need to succeed, with a mix of lecture-style tuition and practical experience.

The World Endeavors process is designed to take the guesswork out of academic credit and credit transfers. Our experienced advisors work with each student and his or her academic advisor before the program begins to ensure students earn the credit expected for courses taken abroad.

Eligibility

Applicants to study abroad with World Endeavors must have completed high school (or equivalent), and, in most cases, must be at least 18 years of age. While some programs have minimum GPA requirements and require that applicants be currently enrolled in a college or university, others are open to all participants regardless of age or student status. Please contact a World Endeavors advisor for more detailed eligibility criteria.

Course Load

Courses at the Universidad de la Sabana are lecture- and seminar-based, with significant independent study expected. We recommend students take only four courses per semester. Students may take five courses per semester with approval from their Academic or Study Abroad Advisor first.

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What's Included/ Costs

INCLUDED

  • Dedicated Program Advisor who is accessible and experienced
  • Tuition: 12-18 credits per semester (up to 5 courses)
  • Academic transcript from the Universidad de la Sabana
  • Pre and post arrival orientation; re-entry guidance
  • Student services and learning support
  • Access to university facilities
  • 24/7 emergency phone support
  • Airport reception and welcome
  • Student housing accommodations
  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Travel visa guidance and support
  • Advice on how to get a local phone number


NOT INCLUDED

  • Round-trip transportation to CHIA
  • Visa expenses
  • Optional trips and excursions
  • Textbooks and other course materials
  • Daily transportation
  • Personal expenses
Study in Colombia (Universidad de la Sabana)
Cost: $12,950

Dates & Deadlines

Spring Semester 2024: January 23 - May 19, 2024

Application Deadline: October 15, 2023


Fall Semester 2024: July 23 - November 27

Application Deadline: April 15, 2024


Program dates listed are for reference only and are subject to change. Please wait until after acceptance and you have received the confirmed dates to book any flights.

Every World Endeavors Study Abroad Program Includes

Our study abroad programs are as unique as our destinations, but there are program features that unify all of our study experiences.

YOUR STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM

  • Top accredited universities
  • Flexible durations – 2 to 4 weeks to a full academic year
  • Expansive destination options
  • English instruction offered in all locations

ACCOMMODATION

  • Vetted campus accommodations selected with quality and safety in mind
  • Friendly community of peers from local host country and around the world

TEAM OF EXPERTS

  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator

PREPARATION AND SUPPORT

  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support
  • Activities and cultural engagement
  • On-campus social events, clubs and sports

ACADEMIC CREDIT

  • Professional assistance and collaboration with home institution on course approvals and credit transfers
  • Transcript received directly from university abroad

PEACE OF MIND

  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance

HEALTH & SAFETY

When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.

WHAT TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME IN COLOMBIA

If you find yourself with some spare time in Colombia, here are some suggestions on what you can do:

  • Shop for handicrafts: Local crafts like mochilas (handwoven bags) from the Wayuu tribe or jewelry made from emeralds.
  • Try Salsa Dancing: Take a class or simply enjoy the nightlife!
  • Visit Cartagena’s Old Town: A UNESCO World Heritage site, it boasts colonial architecture, historic forts, and cobblestone streets.
  • Take a Coffee Farm Tour: Visit a traditional coffee farm in the coffee triangle region (Armenia, Manizales, and Pereira) and learn about the coffee-making process.

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Colombia FAQs

Where is Colombia located?

Colombia is located in northwestern South America, bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the north, Venezuela and Brazil to the east, Peru and Ecuador to the south, and Panama and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

What is the capital of Colombia?

The capital of Colombia is Bogotá.

Is Colombia safe?

Colombia has seen significant safety improvements, especially in major cities like Bogotá, Medellín, and Cartagena. However, travelers should remain vigilant against petty crimes in tourist areas and consult recent travel advisories before visiting, particularly for more remote regions. Staying informed about current conditions and seeking local advice can ensure a safer and more enjoyable experience.

How much is a dollar in Colombia?

The value of a U.S. dollar in terms of Colombian pesos can fluctuate based on economic factors, global events, and monetary policies, among other things. As of my last update in September 2021, the exchange rate hovered around 3,500 to 4,000 Colombian pesos for 1 U.S. dollar, but this rate changes frequently.

What is Colombia known for?

Colombia is renowned for its rich coffee, diverse landscapes from the Amazon rainforest to Andean peaks, and vibrant cultural traditions in music and dance, such as cumbia and salsa. Literary giants like Gabriel García Márquez hail from Colombia, and its historical sites, especially Cartagena’s walled city, attract global admiration.

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How to apply for a Study Abroad Program

You’ve decided to study abroad – congratulations! Applying for your World Endeavors program is easy and stress-free. Get ready to CHANGE YOUR WORLD!

STEP 1
EXPLORE & ASK

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STEP 2
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Fill out our online application form to share all your relevant details with our team.

STEP 3
ENROLL & PREPARE

Receive your official acceptance and enroll. We’ll give you all the info you need to get ready!

STEP 4
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You’ve researched, planned and saved. Now you’re ready to study and explore like never before!