• Colombia
Subject Areas
Conservation and Preservation Dance Global Studies Indigenous Cultures Sustainable Development
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships, LGBTQIA+ funding, BIPOC funding
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Program Details

Program Type
Host Family


Starting Price
Price Details
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What's Included
Some Accommodation Airfare Meals Travel Insurance
What's Not Included
Domestic Airfare SIM cards Visa
Nov 30, 2023
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About Program

A country known for its welcoming attitude, intersectional cultures, and abundant natural wonders, Colombia offers a host of opportunities to expand your worldview. Here, in the second most biodiverse country in the world, a vibrance for life is reflected in its people, history, and environment. Colombia’s diverse lifestyle is influenced by its indigenous, African, and European heritage. Venture off the tourist track to experience a unique view of the culture through the eyes of a host family in the mountains of Popayán. You and other students will explore Colombia’s dynamic culture, starting with the ornate churches, colorful markets, and fascinating archeological sites of Popayán! You will also have the chance to venture into Colombia’s lush natural landscapes and take part in activities like horseback riding and hiking. By living with a local host family, you will truly become a part of Colombian daily life as you share conversations and cultural insights around the dinner table.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

AFS-USA is committed to providing international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals from diverse backgrounds and communities, including mixed heritage, foreign nationalities, and all socio-economic levels.

LGBTQIA+ Support

AFS-USA welcomes members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and actively encourages and supports their participation in all types of AFS opportunities, including studying abroad, volunteering, and hosting exchange students.

Accessibility Support

AFS-USA is committed to practicing and promoting accessibility and inclusion.

Program Highlights

  • Take a historic tour of Popayán, a Colonial city.
  • Go horseback riding in the mountains and tour Silvia’s house of culture and fishing.
  • Take a traditional Colombian Salsa dance class!
  • Celebrate Colombian Independence Day by attending the Independence Day Parade!
  • Explore Puracé Natural Park, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour by the indigenous Cabildo of the region.

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