Is Colombia safe?
Today, governments around the world have declared it safer than ever before to visit. In 2018, the US government raised its safety level to level 2, the same as Belgium. And, in 2019, the UK declared much of the country safe to visit. Our chosen destinations have for many years been safe to visit and have welcomed tens of thousands of visitors every year.
What type of people join the programs?
This trip is for anyone interested in engaging with pressing global issues, experiencing a new culture and developing transferable career skills. Individual students will join others in a private group no larger than 16.
Where will I be staying?
Students can choose between carefully-selected and experienced host families or shared student housing. In general, students will have private rooms unless stated otherwise.
What will the weather be like?
Expect sunny days with the slight possibility of rain during the evening. Medellin, dubbed the City of Eternal Spring, will be a steady 26 degrees Celsius during your time. Other climates depend on the program you choose.
What will the food be like?
You will get a real taste of local Colombian cuisine from community-cooked soups called sancocho to mountain lunches wrapped in banana leaves and from the finest coffee in the world to a huge variety of fresh fruit juices.
How much free time will I get?
You will enjoy free time most evenings and we have divided afternoon programs so that you will get two free afternoons per week. You will also enjoy a free weekend.