IPSL Medellín - Study Abroad + Service Learning in Colombia!

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Program Description

Medellín is the capital of Colombia’s mountainous Antioquia province. Nicknamed the “City of Eternal Spring” for its temperate weather, it hosts a famous annual Flower Festival. Modern metrocables link the city to surrounding barrios and offer views of the Aburrá Valley below. Sculptures by Fernando Botero decorate downtown's Botero Plaza, while the Museo de Antioquia displays more of the Colombian artist’s work. A guided excursion to the beautiful coastal city of Cartagena is included. Your time spent in the city studying, volunteering and living with a Colombian family is combined with opportunities to explore the surrounding regions of Colombia and neighboring Latin American countries. Students take their Spanish course with students from a variety of countries and receive their transcript from the IPSL school of record, College of Mount Saint Vincent in New York.The semester and academic year curriculum combines a Spanish Language & Culture course, the IPSL COSA in Colombia - Community Organizing, Social Activism and Service-Learning, a Service Learning Reflections and Practicum course as well as elective courses centered on Race and Racism, Development in Post-Conflict Societies, Afro-Caribbean Studies and more. Along with these exciting and relevant courses that give a true picture of Colombia, there are substantial opportunities for volunteer service in the community. Service-Learning placements are organized at various NGOs, schools, clinics.



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What`s Included

What’s Included in he Fee:

Tuition and academic fees; academic transcript; on-site and on-line orientation and pre-departure materials; homestay housing; three meals per day, 7 days per week; service placement and supervision; health insurance; pick-up and drop off at airport upon arrival and departure; academic excursions.


Anthropology, Area/Ethnic Studies, Conflict Studies, Culture, Dance, Ethnic Studies, History, Human Rights Advocacy, Literature, Service-Learning, Sociology, Spanish

Program Locations

Medellin, Colombia

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Program Details

  • Colombia: Medellin
School Term:
Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
English, Spanish
Semester - $15,300; Summer - $5,100 (Special Offer this Summer of 2018! $1,000 Discount! - $4,500)
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