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Oct 07, 2022
Sep 19, 2019
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Study abroad with ISA in Barranquilla, Colombia

Barranquilla (population approx. 2 million), is situated along the Magdalena River in northern Colombia in the country's tropical and vibrant Caribbean Coast. The city is known as the "Golden Gate to Colombia" and is a fun-loving but hardworking, cosmopolitan port city. Barranquilla is primarily known for its UNESCO recognized spring Carnaval celebrations as well as the salsa, cumbia and merengue music and dance that fill the city year-round.

While studying at one of the best universities in the Caribbean region, the ABET accredited Universidad del Norte, students will have the opportunity to learn Spanish, take courses with locals, and quickly become a local Barranquillero themselves. Check out our website for more information!

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The Universidad del Norte is one of the top universities in Colombia and the Caribbean region. Institutional internationalization is a priority for the UniNorte, whose civil, electrical, electronics, industrial, mechanical and systems engineering programs have been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. ISA students may take courses in English or Spanish alongside Colombian students. The university's U.S. style is both modern and accessible.


ISA Scholarships

ISA by WorldStrides Diversity Scholarship

This scholarship is offered for summer and semester programs and is intended for students with identities historically underserved in education abroad. This can include, but is not limited to, individuals who identify as African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, Alaskan Native, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, LGBTQIA+, First-Generation College Students, U.S. Military Veterans, students with disabilities, and/or students at Minority-Serving Institutions.

$2,500 - $5,000

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An Adventure of a Lifetime

When I landed in Barranquilla it instantly felt like coming home. Colombians are some of the friendliest people I have ever met. There were so many times where I was struggling to communicate/find something and they didn’t hesitate to help me. My resident director was absolutely amazing and so helpful. She was there whenever I needed something whether it was advice or Spanish help. My resident director created such enriching activities and excursions for us to go on that really allowed ourselves to be immersed in the Colombian culture. I made some incredible friends while abroad Colombians and other foreigners. Being fully immersed in a native Spanish speaking country really improved my basic Spanish a lot. My roommate and I had so much fun traveling around Colombia and see what amazing landscapes Colombia had to offer us. I truly recommend ISA to anyone who is considering studying abroad, they treat you like family.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
It was amazing to visit La Guajira Desert in northern Colombia. The desert right next to the beach was unforgettable.
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