This program is offered through International Studies Abroad (ISA) at the Universidad del Norte.
Barranquilla (population approx. 2 million), is situated along the Magdalena River in northern Colombia along the country's tropical and vibrant Caribbean coast. The city is known as the Golden Gate to Colombia and is a fun loving, but hardworking, cosmopolitan port city. Barranquilla is primarily known for its festive spring Carnaval celebrations and this unique rhythm and pulse fills Barranquilla year round. Students will find in Barranquilla a fun-loving and active population and a unique and friendly location to call home.
Barranquilla started it's life as "Colombia's port" starting from the 1600s. Through the years Barranquilla has welcomed people from all over the world, including Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This diverse population give the city a unique feel and an international rhythm.
Students in Barranquilla will grow to love this unique city and the pulse of life that pervades the everday actions of locals. Students will study at one of the best universities in the Caribbean region at the Universidad del Norte, learn Spanish, take courses with locals, and soon become a Barranquillero.