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Medellin: Spanish & Sustainability

Overview

Impactful Language Learning

Enhance your students’ Spanish language skills, discovering a vibrant new culture and developing a greater understanding of pressing global issues. Our multi-destination trip takes students around some of Colombia’s most spectacular spots, immersing them in the language and developing their communication abilities through specially-designed activities based around community service and environmental conservation.

Details

  • Location: Medellin, Guatapé, Cartagena (flexible itineraries available)
  • Duration: 4 days +
  • Number of participants: 6+
  • Cost: From $399 p/p*
  • Language: Spanish
  • Carbon emissions: 225kg of CO2e p/p – we offset 100% of these emissions plus your journey here! See below for more details.
  • Courses: Spanish, Latin American studies, Hispanic studies etc
  • Credit: Credit available with our accredited Spanish institution partners.*

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
  • Live Soccer match experience
  • 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
  • Mud volcano experience

Itinerary

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

Private airport bus transfer. Hotel check in and welcome dinner at the country’s favorite social impact restaurant.

Day 2: Award-winning urban development (Medellin)

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

Day 3: Circular economy experience (Medellin)

Visit to an organic farm in El Carmen de Viboral. Tour around the town. Cooking challenge using products from the farm. Evening playing the explosive national sport – tejo.

Day 4: Urban gardening & mural workshop (Medellin)

Cross cultural communication challenges while participating in urban gardening and mural workshops. Visit to the memory museum and night electric bike ride around the city.

Day 5: Sustainable coffee farming (Medellin)

Visit a socially and environmentally responsible coffee company, learning the process from bean to cup. Free evening for the group.

Day 6: Day trip to Guatapé (El Peñol)

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: Flight to 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 and dance class. Free time 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.

Contact us to tailor this itinerary to your study focus.

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 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, liability cover
  • 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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