Gap Year: 6-month+ Service Learning Opportunities in Colombia with United Planet

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Volunteer in Colombia
Volunteer in Colombia
United Planet in Colombia
United Planet in Colombia
Plaza De Bolivar
Plaza De Bolivar


Take a United Planet gap year to volunteer abroad in Colombia! Colombia is full of beautiful and various landscapes, with coastlines on both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Andes Mountains, tropical rainforests, and volcanoes. Volunteers can spend their time with new friends and family, dance the merengue, play fútbol (soccer), hike in the mountains, or practice their Spanish. Colombia is considered a “mega-diverse” country because it is home to descendants of native peoples, Africans, colonists, and immigrants for Europe and the Middle East.

Volunteers are placed in Colombia for 6 or 12 months as part of the United Planet gap year program. As a volunteer in Colombia, you will be hosted by ICYE Colombia. Based in the capital city of Bogotá, the team of 18 local community members works to create lifelong meaning through volunteer projects.

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El Dorado International BOG José María Córdova International MDE Rafael Núñez International CTG
( BOG )
José María Córdova International
( MDE )
Rafael Núñez International
( CTG )

Columbia has outgrown its dangerous stereotype and now boasts a growing tourism sector. Columbians have been changing their image to display their hospitality and diversity. With 300 beaches, stunning mountains, and a coffee themed amusement park; what isn't to love about Columbia?

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United Planet is an international non-profit organization based in Boston, MA with a mission to enhance cross-cultural understanding while addressing shared challenges to create a community beyond borders, one relationship at a time. We connect...