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…)
Coming 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…)
This week’s article is from our resident Colombian, Daniela, who shares some of her country’s holiday traditions!
“Every country has different Christmas traditions and Colombia has a some amazing ones. We sure have plenty to choose from but all Colombians can agree that this top 10 are the most important ones of the season. (more…)
We are delighted to welcome two new team members to Red Tree Study. Esther and Daniela are based in the office in London, and will be involved in all aspects of Red Tree Study’s summer courses in Colombia. You can read more about them here.
We are looking for an International Marketing Manager to join our team. It’s an exciting role that involves international travel to Colombia and the USA, and offers flexible working in London. Please click here to find out more about the role and how to apply.
We’ve gathered together some great pictures of Colombia over the years and you can find lots of them here on our new photo gallery page. Looking through them all makes us miss our old students, and get excited about meeting the 2019 recruits too!
This week’s blog is from one of our 2018 Peacebuilding in Colombia students, Katie Flett, from the University of Otago.
“Wow. I can’t believe as I am sitting here writing this entry that the course is over! It feels like only yesterday that I was stepping off the plane. The three weeks have flown by in a blur.
We started off the course with an introductory lecture on the origins and evolution of the armed conflict. It gave us all a general understanding of everything that had happened so far in Colombia. With everyone in the course coming from different backgrounds and levels of knowledge of the conflict this was a good way to get us all up to scratch. (more…)
This summer session, Red Tree Study’s film interns have embarked on a multitude of social, cultural activities to dive deep into Colombian culture. One of our recent highlights introduced our participants to arguably the most important component of a complete immersive experience: gastronomy.
After a day in the office, interns and RTS staff met at a quaint colonial style three-story house in the Teusaquillo neighborhood of Bogota to unmask the secrets of cooking Colombian style. Our guide, Diana, walked us through the basic steps to create a delicious dinner of patacones (smashed, fried plantains) with ahogado (a tomato/onion based salsa), empanadas with guacamole, and salpicón (think a smoothie with chunky pieces of fruit). (more…)
The Bogotá Audiovisual Market, commonly known as “BAM,” is an annual film festival that takes place in Colombia’s capital. It is a unique space to meet writers, directors, producers, and others within both the national and international industry. BAM offers unparalleled opportunities to augment one’s professional network, to keep up with trends in the market, and learn from professionals with years of experience. (more…)
Here we have a guest blog from one of this year’s Public Health in Colombia students, Sabeera, a Medicine student from University College London, who is just completing the third week of her course with us in Bogota. Here she tells us about her experiences.
“The course so far has been packed with a somewhat dizzying array of topics. We began by being given a crash course on Colombian history which was understandably both very intense and vastly interesting. We learnt a lot – from the fragmentation of the previous larger nation to the 1000 day war in 1900 and the emerging Guerilla groups and outlaws. Alongside the kidnapping and jails held in the jungles, I was particularly suprised to learn about how, in some areas, just how much community support the FARC groups provided, given the trust they had gained in their local regions and how strongly their anti-imperialist ideals resonated with people.