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Community Health 2017 Photo Gallery!

Ready to paraglide during the weekend excursion to Salento!We’ve gathered some of the best pictures from this year’s Community Health and Family Medicine in Colombia program, which was taught at Universidad de La Sabana recently. Our students visited community projects in Tenjo, the university’s Clinic in Chia, climbed waterfalls at Choachi and went paragliding in the Coffee Region! You can access the photo gallery here. For any questions about the course, or our programs for 2018 and beyond, please do get in touch.

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There’s no Decaf in Colombia

Visit a Coffee FincaCafé, latte, macchiato, espresso, cappuccino, however you like it, coffee is the crutch of the modern world. It drives the commercial world forward past 2:00 pm slumps as businessmen double down on espresso shots before returning to work, and simultaneously has the magical capacity to warm the hands and souls of friends crouching over mugs on a chilly day at the coffee shop. (more…)

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Into the Wild: Colombian Edition

Picking Coffee SalentoThis summer, hiking boots, raincoats and water bottles have been essential gear for the Red Tree Study experience. We’ve gone far beyond Bogotá’s city limits to Choachi, Tobia, and the Coffee Region’s Salento to embrace the great outdoors through white water rafting, a hike to Colombia’s tallest waterfall, and paragliding over beautiful pastures. (more…)

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Film Interns attend the BAM

Bogota Audiovisual MarketAs part of our 2017 Film Internship Program, our film interns attended the Bogotá Audiovisual Market (BAM), a prestigious annual event run by Proimagenes, the Colombian Film Commission, in the Bogotá each year. The event brings together film industry experts from around the world, to promote and discuss the growth of the Colombian production industry. (more…)

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Peacebuilding course visit to the Demilitarised Zone

Icononzo-FarcThis week’s guest blog is from Hermione Greenhalgh, one of our 2017 Peacebuilding in Colombia students. Hermione is a student at Bristol University, and joined our course this summer whilst also working as a journalist at El Tiempo newspaper in Bogota. Here she talks about her experiences on the course, and the group’s visit to meet with FARC members just days after their demobilization.  (more…)

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Salento Excursion 2017

19554816_10155242530601488_2583861030557389257_nOur 2017 students have just returned from an awesome weekend in Salento, a pretty town in Colombia’s beautiful coffee region. The weekend was packed with activities – a coffee finca tour, a trek through the Cocora Valley, mountain biking, and paragliding! (more…)

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Program visits begin!

IMG_3608Tuesday was a busy start to the Community Health students’ visits to local health initiatives in the communities of Tenjo, Tabio, and El Codito located at the northern limits of Bogotá.  (more…)

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Welcome to our 2017 students

Los Andes Lunch

A huge welcome to this year’s Peacebuilding in Colombia and our Community Health and Family Medicine students who all started their courses yesterday! We are delighted to host students from many different universities and nationalities in Colombia.

Our Peacebuilding course started with a welcome lunch at Universidad de Los Andes, hosted by Pablo Navas, the president of the university, and attended by Peter Tibber, the British Ambassador to Colombia. (more…)

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It’s kick off!

WhatsApp Image 2017-06-05 at 19.27.06We are delighted that the first of our students for summer 2017 are now enrolled! Anne and Jennifer are here for Spanish classes before the start of the Community Health and Family Medicine course at Universidad de La Sabana next Monday. They will be joined by many other students in Bogota over the next few days and weeks for our Peacebuilding in Colombia course and our Film Internships.

A huge welcome to Colombia to all of our 2017 students!

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Book now for 2018!

Peacebuilding in Colombia PosterOur courses for summer 2017 are now all fully booked. If you missed the chance to join an awesome program in Colombia this summer, get in touch with us now to find out more about next year’s opportunities! We will be running Peacebuilding, Global Health, Film Internships, and of course we have a great selection of Spanish language courses as well. We are already taking bookings so send us an email now!

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