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Our Program Ambassadors

A81BA1F3-DBD8-4131-97D5-993403E31BCB.JPGWe have hosted many wonderful students from all over the world to our courses in Colombia. We are really pleased to have kept in touch with so many of them, and have created a collection of profiles from previous participants so that you can hear directly about their experiences with Red Tree Study, which you can access here. 

Many of our Ambassadors have continued to study Colombia when they returned to their home universities, (more…)

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Film Internships in Colombia Review

IMG_3497In this week’s blog post three of our 2019 film interns share their experiences, thoughts, and highlights of their time working for film companies and living in Bogota (and the Colombian jungle!)

All three interns had great experiences in Colombia, and they learned a lot, not only in their placements but also through their interactions with locals and the other Red Tree Study program participants. Together, they enjoyed walks to Monserrate and Choachi, dancing salsa, playing tejo and tasting different kinds of fruit.

Even though they were in the same Red Tree Study program each intern’s experience in Colombia was very unique!! Read on to find out more.  (more…)

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Summer 2020 Applications now open

Bike tour across Bogota after a site visit with the Secretary of MobilityAs the new academic year starts for many students, we are delighted to announce that applications are open for our summer 2020 courses in Colombia. We have a wide range of options to tempt you: from Urban Transformation in Medellin to PeacebuildingPublic Health, or Film in Bogota.

We welcomed students from many prestigious universities to our programs in 2019, including the University of Cambridge, Yale, Uppsala, QUB and Duke and we are looking forward to forming some exciting new partnerships for 2020. You can hear from many of our previous participants on our review pages here, here and here.

To find out more about the courses and how to apply please contact us.

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Urban Transformation in Colombia Review

IMG_4266This week’s guest blog is from Emma, an MPhil Candidate in Architecture and Urban design at the University of Cambridge. Emma has just completed our new Urban Transformation course at UPB in Medellin, and here she tells us about her experience in Colombia.

“Esperanza, meaning ‘hope’ in Spanish, is a word that I encountered many times during my two weeks on Red Tree Study’s Urban Transformation Programme, and one that I will take with me when leaving. It encompasses the resilience and positivity of the residents of Medellín, (more…)

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Public Health in Colombia 2019 Campus Tour!


Calling all 2019 Public Health in Colombia students! Universidad Javeriana have provided this awesome video to give you a taster of the campus and the beautiful mountains that surround it. We are really excited to think that you’ll be enrolling as students there in just a few days and can’t wait to kick off this year’s course on June 10th! Its a lovely campus, and its huge as well, but don’t worry because our friendly team of coordinators will be there to make sure that you don’t get lost 🙂

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Urban Transformation in Colombia 2019 Scholarship Interview

Screen Shot 2019-01-08 at 08.55.21We are really excited about the launch of our new Urban Transformation in Colombia course, which will start at UPB in Medellin in just a few weeks’ time. The course will explore the way that the city has transformed in recent years, from somewhere infamous for its violence into somewhere renowned for innovation and investment in infrastructure and the urban environment. Here we talk to Lina Escobar, UPD’s academic lead for the course, and Sam Morley, MA Architecture and Landscape Architecture student from the University of Sheffield and the recipient of the 2019 Urban Transformation in Colombia Scholarship, about their expectations for the course. (more…)

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Fully Booked for 2019!

FULLY BOOKEDWe are delighted that our 2019 Peacebuilding in Colombia and Urban Transformation in Colombia programs are now fully booked! We are really looking forward to welcoming over 70 international students from prestigious universities around the world to Colombia this summer.

If you’d like to join the waiting list, or are interested in enrolling for summer 2020, please drop us an email. We also have two places remaining for this summer’s Public Health in Colombia course due to last minute-cancellations. Let us know if you are interested in taking part!

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Maria’s Arrival to Colombia

Maria LoaizaHola parceros!

Arriving to a new place for the first time is an experience that can be told in many different ways, depending on every individual. Today we will be looking at Maria’s experience once she arrived in Colombia for the first time. Maria is one of our former Public Health 2018 students and here is what she told us: (more…)

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Dan’s experience in Colombia!


We always enjoy hearing the highlights of our students’ time in Colombia. Dan, a former student from the 2018 Peacebuilding program, shares his experience with us. Take a look!

“As my time at Red Tree’s “Peacebuilding in Colombia” program draws to an end, I feel both grateful and delighted for what I have learnt about conflict and peace process in Colombia. Although the peace process is innately complex, involving many actors and judicial mechanisms, the course has enabled me to better understand these dynamics (more…)

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My journey at Red Tree Study!

brightonComing from Panama, I was looking for a job that not only matched my skills but also had a friendly and warm team. I was lucky to find both in Red Tree Study.

Since I joined the team, I’ve been involved in different marketing projects such as building our social media platforms and recruiting students for our 2019 summer programs. It has been such a fun ride! I am enjoying getting to see how international students (like me) get the opportunity to know a different country and culture. Colombia is simply AMAZING, and I’m sure most students will get the “WOW” feeling when they get there (the same I got when I arrived in London!) (more…)

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