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Spanish Immersion Trip: Colombia

Overview

Delivering Positive Change through Language

Truly immerse your students into Colombian life, helping propel their Spanish language skills to a new level. During this trip, they’ll discover a vibrant, colorful, and absorbing culture while developing a greater understanding of pressing global issues. Each student will enhance their language skills by interacting with graffiti artists, social leaders, local farmers, salsa dancers and entrepreneurs. They’ll will utilize their new abilities to communicate ways they can become exemplary Global Citizens.

Details

  • Location: Medellin, Guatapé, Cartagena (flexible itineraries available)
  • Duration: 4 days +
  • Number of participants: 6+
  • Cost: From $399 p/p*
  • Accommodation: Homestay, hostel or hotel – check out our unique homestay experience
  • Carbon emissions: 225kg of CO2e p/p – we offset 100% of these emissions plus your journey here! See below for more details.
  • Other locations: Peru, Bolivia, Mexico and Ecuador

Sustainable Development Goals Impacted

Available Activities

  • Museum visits – Fernando Botero, Memory Museum, Modern Art Museum
  • Coffee farm visit and tasting session
  • Traditional Colombian cooking class
  • Market challenge and exotic fruit tasting workshop
  • Dance classes and shows – salsa, champeta, tango, merengue
  • Enjoy the national sport of tejo – an explosive experience!
  • Floral wreath making with Medellin’s flowermakers
  • Afro-Colombian drum workshop
  • Community interview challenge
  • Mud volcano experience

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrivals & introduction to the program (Medellin)

Private airport bus transfer. Hotel check in, welcome dinner and introduction to our amazing team and program.

Day 2: City immersion tour & exotic fruit exhibition (Medellin)

City transformation tour in a vibrant community, traveling along the city’s famed transformative metro and cable car system. Evening exotic fruit exhibition.

Day 3: Organic farming & sustainable cooking challenge (Medellin)

Visit to an organic farm in El Carmen de Viboral. Tour around the beautiful town. Sustainable cooking challenge using products from the farm.

Day 4: Community transformation tour & mural workshop (Medellin)

Explore one of the city’s most colourful, socially vibrant and transformed areas – Comuna 13. Join our local partners in creating impactful mural and illustrations before an unforgettable salsa show.

Day 5: Urban gardening & sustainable coffee farming (Medellin)

Join local students in working on an impactful urban garden. Visit a socially and environmentally responsible coffee company, learning the process from bean to cup.

Day 6: Day trip to Guatapé & community challenge

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. Student interview challenge. Final meal in Medellin.

Day 7: Trip to the Caribbean coast & city tour (Cartagena)

Early flight to Cartagena. Walking tour of the historical old town – a UNESCO Heritage Site. Afternoon visit to el Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas. Evening champeta and Caribbean dance show.

Day 8: Afro-Caribbean drum workshop (Cartagena)

Trip la Boquilla for the Afro-Caribbean drum workshop with cumbia and champeta dance classes. Lunch on the beach. Canoe trip in the mangroves, visiting a conservation project.

Day 9: Mud volcano experience (Cartagena)

Visit to a mud volcano, enjoying its cleansing properties. Final dinner in Cartagena’s old town.

Day 10: Departures (Cartagena)

Private transfer to Cartagena’s international airport.

More Information

  • Free professor place for every 8 students that sign up
  • All meals (we chose varied dishes to give a real taste of the Colombia)
  • Accommodation (rooms are shared but privates are available on request and at an extra cost) Alternatively, students can stay with experienced homestays.
  • Transport – private buses and domestic flights.
  • All scheduled excursions, activities, visits
  • Local guides and translators
  • Safety documents – risk assessment, safety protocols
  • Health Insurance
  • One Kagumu guide for every 8 students

We have worked out this trip generates an average of 225kg 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 Colombia
New York – Medellin; Cartagena – New York: 467kg (round trip)
Miami – Medellin; Cartagena – Medellin: 279kg (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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