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Overview of Study Abroad Programs in Colombia

This small country is, in many ways, a whole continent in one. Studying in Colombia, which shares the Andean culture of Bolivia and Ecuador, the Caribbean lifestyle of Panama and Costa Rica, and the Amazonian culture of Brazil and Peru, will deepen and enrich your cultural knowledge immeasurably.

Studying here offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a country that encapsulates all the biodiversity that South America has to offer: from its Caribbean beaches and Amazon rainforests to deserts and the Andes mountains. This megadiversity offers a rich playground to experience, from horse riding in the Coffee Triangle, to rock climbing in the Santander region, or canoeing through mangrove forests in La Boquilla.

When you study in Colombia, you will benefit from its reputation for excellent education, with many of its programmes at private and public universities being globally recognised and accredited.


Studying in Colombia will change your view of the world and yourself. This personally and educationally transformative journey will give you an all-important global perspective as you prepare to navigate the workplace. Broaden your skill set and thus your career prospects by studying abroad in this culturally diverse and colorful country.

Taste a way of life that is completely different to what you have previously known, and expand your adaptability, resilience and inter-cultural experience. Make lifelong connections with local and international students and broaden your global network and access to future opportunities.


Here are just a few of the best things about studying in Colombia:

  • Many of the universities in Colombia are ranked within the region’s top educational institutions.
  • Colombia’s reliable road network makes it easy to explore and experience its remarkably diverse landscapes and regions.
  • If you are a coffee lover, you can experience specialty coffee from Colombia’s famous coffee plantations.
  • Discover and appreciate the meticulously handcrafted Colombian crafts made by indigenous communities.

Our Study Abroad Programs

Browse all of our opportunities to study in Colombia below. If you can’t find a suitable program, check out our main program finder to continue your study abroad search beyond Colombia.

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Study in Colombia (Universidad de la Sabana)

Study in Colombia and imbibe the rich diversity of this multicultural, biodiverse country while expanding your skills in preparation for the world of work.

Study in Colombia (Universidad de la Sabana)

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.

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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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.

How to choose the best Study Abroad program

Selecting the perfect study abroad program can be easy! Follow these steps to find the program that will help you achieve your goals.

Earn Credit Toward Your Degree

Studying abroad offers a great opportunity to explore your academic interests in an international context! Use our Program Finder tool to search by field of study and take classes toward your major.

Choose Your Dream Destination 

Combine education and exploration of your dream destination! Evaluate which program countries align with your interests and academic objectives.

Improve your Language Skills

Immersing yourself in a language-rich environment is the ultimate method for developing fluency. If language-learning is your goal, favor destinations that use your language of choice.

Fit Your Budget

Explore scholarships and financial aid to determine if these may impact your destination options. Consider the overall cost of the program and cost of living in-country to identify the optimal match.

The Time is Right

Explore programs offered in just the right window of opportunity. We offer semesters in the fall or spring, full academic year programs, or shorter summer study programs.

Try our program finder to filter based on your choices.


Academic Credit

World Endeavors study abroad programs take place at top accredited universities and schools around the world. World Endeavors program advisors assist students with the process of credit approvals, transcripts, and credit transfers. We work with students’ academic advisors and universities to ensure that the process goes smoothly, allowing students to focus on the cultural and academic experience of studying abroad.

Have a specific course or requirement to fill? Contact a World Endeavors advisor to see what programs will be the best fit.


Recent Testimonials

JillianStudy in France

I realized once I got back that I learned more than I thought I did—not that I didn’t think I learned a lot, already. Three of my goals were to make more international friends (check), amp up my French comprehension (check), and expand my worldview (check).

EdenStudy in Spain

Honestly it was the best semester I’ve ever had. I met so many people and learned so many things. I found a new love for a different country. I would definitely recommend World Endeavors to anyone who wants a life-changing experience!

JenniferStudy in Spain

My advisor at World Endeavors was absolutely excellent! Her expertise and delightful people skills were exactly what sealed the deal, making World Endeavors my final decision for study abroad.”

AliciaStudy in Thailand

I have to say that what I remember, as much as the delicious colors and flavors of Thailand, are the people I crossed paths with – the other students who became such good friends, and the local Thais who showed me such kindness. And of course the food. I still dream of the food.”

HeatherStudy in England

It was amazing to be able to say I traveled to six countries in one semester.

KristenIntern in Morocco

It was amazing! Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone - the spontaneous adventures are gold!

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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Our Top Study Abroad Destinations

World Endeavors offers study abroad programs in several destinations in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Our programs are located in a variety of sites, including urban and rural, English-speaking and non-English speaking. Semester, year-long, and summer programs are all available. Our wide range of options means you can find the program which is just right for you.

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!


Research and compare. If you can’t decide on a program, we can guide you toward the best fit.


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


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


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