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Explore Villa de Leyva

Clay House, Villa de LeyvaVilla de Leyva is as picturesque as they come. This colonial town located at a three-hour drive to the north of Bogota in the department of Boyaca is the perfect weekend escape from the movement of the Bogota metropolis. Imagine white historic buildings with tiled roofs lining cobblestone streets set against a backdrop of rolling mountains. Walking around the town truly feels like a step back in time. (more…)

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Public Health in Colombia: a new course for 2018!

Public Health flyer cover Red Tree Study is thrilled to launch our ‘Public Health in Colombia‘ course in partnership with Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (PUJ)’s Institute of Public Health, which will run for four weeks from 11 June 2018.  For Masters in Public Health candidates and undergraduate enthusiasts of global health, this is the course for you. Here’s why!

Now is the time to study Public Health in Colombia. As Colombia closes a chapter of 50 plus years of internal conflict, the country sits in a historical moment requiring the re-evaluation of its public systems in order to assure their accessibility and effectiveness in delivering services to a divided population across geographic space and political ideology. (more…)

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Colombia’s Island Paradise

This beautiful Island in San Andres is just one of the many places to explore whilst you study Spanish in Colombia.

Oh, the island life. For a Colombian adventure far off the beaten trail, there is no place quite like San Andres Island. And by far off, we mean geographically very far off. Despite Colombia’s claim to the territory, San Andres Island is located much closer to Nicaragua, requiring a two-hour flight from Bogotá in order to reach this tropical escape. The lengthy journey is definitely worth the trip. Upon arriving, you will immediately be met by a light breeze of humid Caribbean air saying, ‘Welcome to paradise’. (more…)

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Holiday office hours

christmas-reindeer-decoration-1509616766hHsThe Red Tree Study team will be away until Tuesday 2nd January 2018. We will be checking our emails intermittently, so if you have an emergency enquiry you can still get in touch with us here. We will respond to other enquiries once we are back in 2018.

We wish you all the best over Christmas and the New Year!

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Peacebuilding 2017 Video

Thanks to Universidad de Los Andes for this great video where you can hear from participating students about their experiences on the 2017 Peacebuilding in Colombia course.

To find out more about the 2018 Peacebuilding course, or to make an application, please click here.

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Bienvenidos a Bogotá!

Plaza in central Bogota.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…)

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Upcoming UK University visits

Cardiff University Global Opportunities FairNext week we’ll be visiting various university campuses throughout the UK, so come and chat to us to find out more about your summer study options for 2018!

On Monday 16th October, we’ll be at QMUL’s 2017 Go Abroad Fair – read the full details here.

On Tuesday 17th October, we are visiting the University of Bristol’s Global Opportunities Fair – find out more here.

On Wednesday 18th, we are at Cardiff University, and will be returning to the city for the Global Opportunities Fair on at the Student’s Union from 12-5 on Wednesday 29th November as well. (more…)

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Apply now for Peacebuilding in Colombia 2018

Peacebuilding Course Flyer 2018 We are now accepting applications for our 2018 Peacebuilding in Colombia academic summer course at Universidad de Los Andes. The course has sold out quickly for the last two years so we recommend that you send your application soon to avoid disappointment!

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.

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My ‘Peacebuilding in Colombia’ experience

Sandra RianoThis 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…)

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