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Travel Plans (and Dreams!)

Cartagena  Here in the UK we are in another lockdown, but thinking about all the great things to see and do in Colombia when we can finally travel is helping us to get through it all!

Whether you want to explore museums and restaurants in Bogota and Medellin, trek through the mountains in the coffee region, or relax on the beach on the Caribbean coast, Colombia has amazing options. It also has really dramatic weather – this rainbow is over Cartagena’s harbour and Bogota’s thunder storms are legendary!

To read more about what to do during your visit, check out the official tourist board information here. If you are one of our upcoming students, you can always get in touch with us for a chat about your plans and how the programs will work in the year ahead as well. We look forward to chatting! 🙂

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Welcome to 2021

64900537_3033635919994841_7150002524903178240_n.jpgHello and Happy New Year! We hope that you’ve had a safe and happy holidays and are looking forward to new adventures during 2021.

We are pleased to confirm that we will be offering digital courses this year, in addition to our study abroad options. You’ll be able to access the same innovative content and fantastic interactive teaching from Colombia’s top academics, in a digital format.

We will be keeping our taught courses fairly compact this year, so if there aren’t any places left, or if you would like to study Colombia this year and visit the country at a later date, these digital programs could be the perfect option for you.

Please get in touch to find out more.

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Holiday Hours

FDA2A4AC-C528-4B03-9F56-6DC0C97FF2ADHello everyone! Tomorrow is our final working day before the Christmas break. We are looking forward to a rest and to saying farewell to 2020!! We will be back in full swing on Wednesday 6th January and will check emails every so often before then as well, so do let us know if you need anything urgent in the meantime. Wishing you all a happy and safe holiday 🙂

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Save the date! January 2021 Webinar

Universidad de Los Andes CampusWe are pleased to announce the date of a webinar that we are running in partnership with Universidad de Los Andes in the new year. ‘Ethnicity in the Colombian Post-Conflict: Reviewing the Needs of Minorities in the Peace Agreement and Its Implementation’ will be held on Tuesday 25th January 2021, and we’ll confirm the agenda and speakers in the coming weeks. If you’d like to register to take part, or if you have any questions in the meantime, please do get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you then!

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Planning ahead for 2021

Bogota Sunrise AJAs winter is on the horizon here in the UK, we are busy planning ahead for our future courses, putting arrangements in place for our deferred students and getting ready to start taking new enrolments as well. We are hoping that an improved situation in terms of Covid-19 will mean that we don’t have to make many significant changes to our programs, but we are working closely with our university partners in Colombia to ensure that we can adapt if we need to.

We realise that it is a particularly difficult time for students, many of whom are facing remote teaching, accommodation restrictions, and much uncertainty at the moment. We are keen to help answer any questions that you have about your plans with Red Tree Study so please get in touch with us if you’d like to find out more about our plans and the adapted measures that we will be putting in place.

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A message to our deferred students

Universidad de Los AndesDear students,

Today you should be in Colombia starting your Peacebuilding in Colombia summer course. COVID-19 has represented obstacles, difficulties and great sadness for many people around the globe and we hope that soon we can find a safe way to deal with it and to be able to meet personally. This crisis also invites us to rethink our situation and the additional challenges in building peace in Colombia, and other parts of the world. (more…)

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Sheltering from the rain during the waterfall trekIt’s been a long time since we last posted on our news page and of course a lot has happened since then! At the moment, the world focuses on the coronavirus outbreak and our summer 2020 trips seem like a long way off.

At Red Tree Study we’ve been busy working on the academic content and social calendars for our courses, as well as working closely with our university partners to put flexible contingency plans in place for our staff and students who may be unable to travel this summer.

In these times of uncertainty we know that our students will have lots of questions and concerns, so please do get in touch with us if you’d like to chat about your options. In the meantime we hope that you are all keeping safe and well.

With love from the Red Tree Study team

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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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