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Medellin: International Business

Overview

Shaping future sustainable business leaders

Prepare your students to work in a global business environment that’s helping to shape a more sustainable world. Enhance their knowledge of social enterprises in Colombia, giving them first-hand experience of pioneering businesses that are delivering commercial success while working to a triple bottom line.

Details

  • Location: Colombia (other locations available upon request)
  • Date: Flexible
  • Number of participants: 6+
  • Cost: From $599 p/p*
  • Language: Spanish or English
  • Subjects: International development, social entrepreneurship, global development, sustainable development, international business
  • Carbon emissions: 57kg of CO2e p/p – we offset 100% of these emissions plus your journey here! See below for more details.

Available Activities

Possible study activities

  • Visit innovative business centre and incubator Ruta N.
  • Hands-on activities with community projects and foundations working in line with the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Visits to foreign businesses with HQs in Medellin.
  • ​Company visits.
  • Workshops with Impact Hub – the world’s largest network focused on building entrepreneurial communities.
  • Lectures and presentations with local entrepreneurs and government officials.
  • Cultural exchanges and workshops with the city’s universities. ​

Remember: if you have anything else in mind let us know and we will make it happen.

Popular cultural activities

  • International Business Trip Colombia Salsa
  • Coffee farm visit
  • City tour and visits to communities
  • Electric bike tour around the city
  • Sustainable cooking classes
  • Dance classes and shows – salsa, champeta, tango, merengue
  • Visit to a traditional flower making farm
  • Experience a live soccer match.
  • Enjoy the national sport of tejo – an explosive experience!
  • Day trip to Guatapé, Santa Fe de Antioquia, Santa Elena.
  • Eco walks in the natural reserve of Parque Arvi.
  • Exotic fruit and market tour

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrivals & introduction to the program

Private airport transfer. Hotel check in. Intro to the program and welcome dinner at one of the city’s favorite social-impact restaurants.

Day 2: Award-winning urban development

City transformation tour in a vibrant community. Visit to the Memory museum, traveling along the city’s famed transformative metro and cable car system. Evening salsa show and urban dance class.

Day 3: Sustainable business in Medellin

Visit the city’s hub of local and foreign business – Ruta N. Interviews and workshops with local businesses. Evening electric bike tour under the stars.

Day 4: Start-up business in Medellin

Visit to Impact Hub – students hear from local and foreign social enterprises that are working towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Evening cooking class with a local foundation.

Day 5: Organic coffee with a social impact

Visit a socially and environmentally responsible coffee company, learning the process from bean to cup. Evening entertainment playing the explosive sport – tejo.

Day 6: Day trip to Guatapé

Day trip to Guatapé – a town that wows visitors with its quaint streets, decorated with colorful and beautiful artwork before students ascend an otherworldly rock with barely believable views. Farewell dinner in Medellin.

Day 7: Shaping future business leaders

Visit one of Medellin’s finest universities, discovering how local students are developing ideas to create impactful social enterprises.

Day 8: Departures

Private airport transfer.

More Information

  • Free professor place for every 10 students that sign up
  • ​All meals (we chose varied dishes to give a real taste of the Colombian Andes)
  • Accommodation (rooms are shared but privates are available on request and at an extra cost)
  • Private transport – buses and small jeeps depending on the size of the group
  • All scheduled excursions, activities, visits
  • Local guides and translators
  • Safety documents – risk assessment, safety protocols, liability cover
  • Health Insurance
  • One Kagumu guide for every 8 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!.

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