Latin American Studies, International Business, Engineering & Courses with Locals

Universidad del Norte
Barranquilla, Colombia
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    Latin American Studies, International Business, Engineering & Courses with Locals

  • Location

    Barranquilla

  • Host University

    Universidad del Norte

    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, featuring beautiful tropical plants and resident iguanas. The ISA Barranquilla Office is on the 6th floor of the Engineering Building, which has been recognized for its forward-thinking, creative and sustainable design. Campus amenities include computer labs, study halls, gaming rooms, cafeterias/restaurants, a library and athletic facilities.

  • Term

    Fall 1 2020

  • Program Dates

    Late Jul, 2020 - Late Nov, 2020

  • Program Length

    Semester

  • Application Deadline

    May 01, 2020

  • Credit

    192 - 256 Contact Hours

  • Eligibility

    2.50 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    TBA

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Program Description

Distinguish yourself by taking business, culture or ABET-accredited engineering courses in English or Spanish alongside Colombians at one of the country's most prestigious universities.

Spanish language courses are taught in Spanish, while business, culture and engineering courses are available in English and Spanish. You may complete the Research Project course in English or Spanish with the supervision of a faculty member at the host university. If you have at least a high intermediate Spanish level, you may volunteer in the local community and receive credit through the Volunteering and Social Transformation Service-Learning course. All courses are taught by host university faculty at the Universidad del Norte.

Semester + Semester Programs Available: You can combine the Spring + Fall OR Fall + Spring sessions at a discounted price. For more information about this option, please contact your ISA Colombia Program Manager.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

 

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University

Housing

Meals and Laundry Service

Bridging Cultures Program

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site ISA Offices

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model

Excursions

Cultural Activities

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities

Academics

Credits

Contact Hours

192 - 256

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

12 - 16

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

18 - 24

Academic Information

  • Course Selection
    • The courses below reflect the most current list of courses released by the host university. Language courses can be found at the bottom of the course list. Courses and contact hours are subject to change. Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the Colombia Program Manager.
  • Course Credit
    • According to ISA policy, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program. Credit transfer is ultimately determined by the student’s home university.
  • Transcripts
    • The transcript from the Universidad del Norte will reflect credits for each course listed below. The contact hours for each course will not be reflected on the transcript, but are listed below to assist with credit transfer. Please be in touch with your home university regarding credit transfer for this program.
  • Placement Exam
    • Students enrolling in language courses (e.g. Advanced Spanish, High Intermediate Spanish, Business Spanish, etc.) must take a placement exam before arrival. A language exam is not required for courses with locals in Spanish if the student has taken or tested out of at least four levels of college-level Spanish.
  • Experiential Learning Courses
    • Students interested in the Research Project course must submit a research proposal and a resume (CV). Please contact the Colombia Program Manager for more information.
    • The Volunteering and Social Transformation (Service-Learning) course requires a high intermediate language level. Please note that many community projects for this class take place on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Language Requirements
    • ISA recommends that students who have not completed or tested out of a minimum of one semester (two quarters) of college-level Spanish enroll in a language course during their program. English courses are limited primarily to the fields of Business and Engineering, so be prepared with viable alternates in the event of a cancellation or scheduling conflict.
  • Courses with Locals
    • Students must be at the Advanced Spanish language level or above in order to enroll in courses with locals instructed in Spanish.
    • Please see the course catalog, linked below in the Additional Courses with Locals section, for more course options.
    • In rare cases, course language of instruction may change from English to Spanish.

Courses

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Universidad del Norte
Courses in English with Locals
Civil Engineering
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Foundations
ICI7110
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Soil Mechanics
ICI 7092
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Statics
IBA 4032
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Electrical & Electronics Engineering
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Experiential Learning
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
Industrial Engineering
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
International Business
Capital Markets
ADM 0011
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credit Points
48 Contact Hours
Customs
ADM 0038
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
3 Credits
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3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
Port Management
ADM 0058
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
Latin American Studies
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Mechanical Engineering
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
Material Science
IME 1205
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Solid Mechanics
IME 4200
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Thermodynamics I
IME 7061
48 Contact Hours
3 Host University Units
Misc. Department
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
Systems Engineering
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Databases
IST 7111
64 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Courses in Spanish with Locals
Additional Courses with Locals
Biology & Chemistry
Biology
CSV 0010
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Medicinal Plants
CSV 0030
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Civil Engineering
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
Hydraulics
ICI 4083
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Communication
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Design
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Experiential Learning
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Industrial Engineering
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
International Business
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Latin American Studies
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Latin Culture
HUM 4010
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Liberal Arts
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Art History
HUM 4040
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Global Health
CSV 0060
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Globalization
CSO 0060
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Greek Culture
HUM 4000
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Mathematics
Basic Math
MAT 0020
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Mechanical Engineering
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
Solid Mechanics
IME 4200
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
Philosophy
Bioethics
ETI 1020
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Ethics
ETI 8070
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Physics
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Systems Engineering
48 Contact Hours
3 Credits
Language Studies with International Students
Language Studies
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits
64 Contact Hours
4 Credits

Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Alan Thompson

Program Manager, Colombia

BARRANQUILLA TEAM

Katherine Rua

Resident Director, Colombia

Andrea Herrera

Intern, Colombia

Raul Quiroz

Intern, Colombia

Funding Your ISA Program

As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page. 

View all Funding Options

Housing

Living in ISA housing will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of the Colombian lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor to Colombia. With an open-mind and flexibility, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.

We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations, however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.

Homestay

Host families are best if you are seeking full linguistic and cultural immersion during your time abroad. Each host family has been carefully selected by ISA's resident staff in order to best accommodate your needs and to ensure a comfortable living situation. Homestays will provide two meals per day and laundry service once a week. While students typically have their own room, you might share a room with another ISA student of the same gender. 

Independent Housing

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

Excursions

THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA

Cartagena & Islas del Rosario

Stroll down cobblestone streets and admire the well-preserved colonial architecture of Cartagena, the historic walled city and UNESCO World Heritage site once home to Gabriel García Márquez. Enjoy a traditional Colombian lunch on lslas del Rosario and go kayaking or participate in an optional activity such as an ecological walk or snorkeling.

Guajira Peninsula * Optional

Observe striking desert and ocean landscapes, explore Riohacha and experience a "Ranchería Night," including food and songs and dances performed by the indigenous Wayuú people. Spend the night in Cabo de la Vela and marvel at the unparalleled sunset view.

Tayrona National Park & Minca

Hike or ride horseback along a breathtaking coastal trail to reach Cabo San Juan, one of Colombia's most beautiful beaches. Spend the night sleeping in a hammock before visiting the village of Minca, located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, to learn how organic coffee is made at Finca La Victoria and swim at the Marinka waterfalls.

Totumo Mud Volcano

Take a revitalizing mud bath inside of the popular tourist destination el Volcán del Totumo. According to local legend, the volcano once 

Cultural Activities in Barranquilla

The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of Barranquilla. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes Barranquilla special.

These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included cooking, dance and painting classes and museum and zoo visits.