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Global & Environmental Studies: Colombia


Shaping future leaders in sustainability

Widen your students’ knowledge of pressing world issues and give them a deeper understanding of sustainable development with this Global & Environmental Studies trip. During our Colombia experience, experts equip students with essential knowledge and new skills to create positive changes in their own community. Enjoy a range of cultural experiences and visit impactful and inspirational grassroots projects working in line with the UN´s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Climate Action, Human Rights, Social Entrepreneurship and Social Inclusion.



  • Where: Medellin, Rio Claro, Guatape
  • Duration: 4+ days
  • Accommodation: Homestay or hotel, eco lodges, hostel
  • Cost: from $349 p/p (price doesn’t include international flights)
  • Carbon emissions: 58kg of CO2e p/p – we offset 100% of these emissions plus your journey here! See below for more details.
  • Language: Spanish or English
  • Other destinations: Peru, Mexico, Ecuador

Sustainable Development Goals Impacted

Available Activities

  • Transformation city tour
  • Sustainable cooking class
  • Eco walk of the senses
  • Rafting and zip lining in a natural reserve
  • Urban gardening workshop
  • Salsa and urban dance class
  • Exotic fruit exhibition
  • Coffee tasting workshop with B Corporation
  • Social impact Graffiti workshop
  • Visit to an organic farm


Day 1 - Arrivals

Your expert guides will meet you at the airport and accompany you on your private transfer to your hotel. Dinner, fruit exhibition and introduction to the program.

Day 2 - Art and transformation tour in Medellin

Journey through one of Medellin’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, learning about the history of Colombia’s second largest city. Students take part in a community workshop and a music and dance workshop.

Day 3 - Organic farming and cooking challenge

Travel to el Carmen de Viboral, a town one hour from Medellin, to meet a traditional Antioquia farmer. Understand, and taste, the entire process of organic farming. Then, students split into teams to cook their own sustainable meal!

Day 4 - Reforestation project and eco walk

Explore Medellin’s extraordinary ecological playground, Parque Arvi. Students visit Colombia’s second largest plant nursery, experience a thrilling eco walk which tests every sense. In the afternoon, students enjoy a coffee tasting session with a local coffee maker then they take part in their own reforestation project and enjoy a bonfire under the stars.

Day 5 - Rafting and jungle experience

Students travel 3 hours south east to visit Colombia’s most spectacular natural reserves: Rio Claro. Here, they raft down a crystal clear river and underneath unique marble caves. As the sun sets, students walk among the fascinating flora and fauna and discover an endemic bird species.

Day 6 - Zip lining and river walk

After waking up to the howl of monkeys, students zip through the jungle on a canopy experience before wading through the river to reach some stunning waterfalls. The group returns to Medellin after lunch for a final reflections session and an introduction to our post-trip challenge.

Day 7 - Departures

Students take part in a artisanal workshop before heading to the airport for their departures.

More Information

Free teacher place for every 8 students that sign up
All meals (we’ve chosen varied dishes to give a real taste of Colombia)
Accommodation in a traditional finca (farm house) and 1 night in an ecolodge.
Private transport
All scheduled excursions and activities
Risk assessments
Full liability
​Health insurance
Local bilingual guides
One Kagumu guide for every 10 students

We have worked out this trip generates an average of 58kg of CO2e per person. This includes all the carbon equivalent emissions (CO2e) from your trip including accommodation, food, transport, guides, and staff operations.

Extra potential CO2e emissions from your journey to and from Santa Marta.
New York – Medellin 521kg (round trip)
Mexico City – Medellin 455kg (round trip)
Miami – Medellin 307kg (round trip)

You can read more about how we measure our carbon emissions by reading our climate action policy here.

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!.