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Spanish Immersion in Medellin

Trip Overview

Preparing for a more sustainable future

Take your Spanish language skills to the next level while discovering a country bursting with music, color, dance and biodiversity. During this 4-week program you will utilise your communication skills by interacting with graffiti artists, social leaders, local farmers, salsa dancers and entrepreneurs. Earn credit with ​Kagumu’s ground-breaking Jaguar Spanish Program in South America’s hub of innovation and transformation, Medellin, Colombia.


  • Where: Medellín, Los Nevados National Park – Santa Marta, Cartagena (optional)
  • Focus: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), environmental conservation, social impact, project development
  • Date: Summer 2023 (mid June to mid July)
  • Suggested Ages: 17-25
  • Number of participants: 6-18
  • Cost: 2,499 USD (4-week program), 3,399 USD (5-week program)
  • Discounts: Refer a friend to receive 200 USD off!
  • Credit: Available depending on your university
  • Language: Spanish
  • Kagumu Support: Local guides and support staff. 24/7 emergency support
  • Contact: [email protected]

Program Activities

  • Your learning: 20 hours of formal classes on the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals with our partner institute: EAFIT or Spanish classes.
  • Project visits: Reforestation, organic farming, community gardening, urban development, bio-construction, and human rights projects and organizations.
  • Your project: Develop the necessary skills to be able to start your own impactful social or environmental project in your country.
  • ​Soft skills developed: Problem solving, leadership, adaptability and cross-cultural communication skills among others.
  • Cultural activities: ​City tours, salsa class, cooking challenge, exotic fruit tasting, soccer match, coffee workshop, graffiti workshop and a nighttime bike ride!
  • Adventure weekends: Raft and zip line in the Andean jungle, trek the UNESCO-listed coffee zone, explore a stunning Spanish colonial town
  • ​​Responsible Travel: Travel responsibly, limiting your environmental impacts and increasing your positive social impacts.


Week 1: Medellín & Rio Claro

Mornings: Classes at EAFIT University.
Afternoons: City tour, urban transformation, museum visit, salsa classes and graffiti workshop. Organic farming and responsible production, reforestation of native forests.
Weekend: Natural nature reserve trip – rafting, zip lining and river swimming.

Week 2: Medellín

Mornings: Classes at EAFIT University.                                                                                                                                Afternoon: Coffee tasting and workshop, urban nature tour, fruit exhibition and market tour. Human rights and gender equality workshop and community gardening and home composting.
Weekend: Free weekend

Week 3: Medellin & Los Nevados National Park

Mornings: Classes at EAFIT University.
Afternoons: Colombia’s national game – tejo, visit to a transformed community, and evening cycling tour. Award-winning zero-carbon emissions living, social gastronomy and sustainable cooking class.
Weekend: Trip to UNESCO-listed coffee zone. Hiking and artesian handicrafts.

Week 4: Medellín & Guatapé

Mornings: Spanish language classes with EAFIT University
Afternoons: Canopy experience in Parque Arvi, evening soccer match, salsa and urban dance show. Social impact organizations workshops, helping lives through education.
Weekend: Trip to Guatapé, trip up an otherworldly rock and final group celebration.

Week 5: Santa Marta & Cartagena (optional)

You travel to Colombia’s Caribbean coast to explore the highest coastal mountain range in the world. Engage in reforestation projects, discover world-class cacao and coffee and discover a rarely-visited archaeological site that dates back to 700AD!

​End your adventure with a trip to Cartagena, enjoying Caribbean beaches, a unique mud volcano experience and a Afro-Colombian drum workshop.

More Information

  • 20 hours of classes with EAFIT University
  • Shared housing in the vibrant Poblado area of Medellin or
  • homestay if available
  • Four cultural activities per week
  • Two sustainable project visits per week
  • Weekend excursions including meals, activities and transport
  • Full health insurance
  • Kagumu support staff (24/7 emergency support)
  • Carbon offsetting for your flights

Flexible bookings

Book now, pay later. Due to changing circumstances we make it easy for you to reserve your educational trip without paying a deposit upfront!.