If you’ve spoken to friends who have recently traveled to Colombia and have passed through its major metropolitan centers, I’d place a bet that their hands down favorite was Medellín. While the city of eternal Spring with its excellent transportation system and beautiful views from surrounding hills is very deserving of the praise, I am here to make the argument for Colombia’s biggest city, its capital- Bogotá. (more…)
The program is run by the world-renowned Political Science department, and explores the recent history of the Colombian conflict and the present challenges of peacebuilding in the country at this important time as the recent peace agreement is implemented. To find out more, or to request information about how to apply, please contact us.
This week’s blog article is a guest post from Sandra Riano, one of this year’s Peacebuilding in Colombia program participants. Sandra talks about what she has learnt from the program, and the amazing people that she was introduced to during the course, including two ex-combatants who are now studying for their Masters degrees and Universidad de Los Andes, members of President Santos’ Communications Team, and ex FARC and ELN members who discussed their recent experiences of conflict in Colombia and the recent peace process. (more…)
To learn more about what our Film Internship Program offers, check out this photo gallery that shows just some of the activities that our summer 2017 Film Interns took part in. You’ll find some pictures of them working on set, filming interviews on location, visiting the Bogota Audiovisual Market, and at their film company offices and warehouses. And then there are the social activities – this year’s Film Interns went paragliding, took part in the Bogota Graffiti tour, went whitewater rafting, and trekked to Colombia’s highest waterfall at Choachi.
For more information about the placements available for our 2018 Film Internship Program, and how you can apply to gain practical work experience in Colombia’s film industry, please click here or email us.
This week we are offering you the chance to win a free week-long Spanish language course at one of Nueva Lengua’s Spanish schools in Bogota, Medellin, or Cartagena. All you have to do is follow us on Instagram at Instagram.com/redtreestudy and you’ll be in the draw! For full details, download this poster.
To be Colombian is to salsa. For foreigners striving for complete cultural immersion, dancing salsa is the right of passage to adopting the gold, red, and blue as one’s adoptive flag. In Colombian terms, how someone dances salsa is a sure indicator of where they’re from. Bogotanos make fun of gringos for not being able to dance, Costeños (people from the coast) make fun of Bogotanos for having two left feet, and, ultimately, Caleños (people from Cali) make fun of everyone because no one quite dances like a Caleño. (more…)
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.