Colombia has some of the highest rated universities and colleges in South America. And considering that the cost of living there is much cheaper than in Europe or North America, more and more foreign students decide to join a study programme in Colombia each year.

The best way of getting admitted in a Colombian university is by contacting the institution directly. The prerequisites vary from one school to another, but in general they include: a degree from your former institution of education, translated into Spanish, a student Visa, health insurance, a copy of your passport, and ID photos. Some schools also have an admission test you are required to pass. Many universities have also started receiving applications online.

Spanish language classes in Colombia are offered at a higher education level, but there also are various agencies and institutions that organise programmes for foreigners. One of the best ways of ensuring you’ll speak the language fluently by the end of classes is by joining a language immersion programme. With these programmes, you get the chance to actually “live” the language. More specifically, you will be placed in an all-Spanish environment and you’ll be involved in various activities that will make it easier for you to learn the language.

There are other neat study programmes you can join in Colombia, such as salsa classes, as there are numerous local instructors offering to teach foreigners. Who better to teach you this sensual dance than someone who was born with rhythm?


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