International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987

Semester / Trimester

Latin American Studies, International Business, Engineering & Courses with Locals -Universidad del Norte

The Latin American Studies, International Business, Engineering & Courses with Locals semester program allows students at all language levels the opportunity to take Spanish-language courses and a variety of courses with locals instructed in English. In addition to that, students who have taken four semesters (or the equivalent) of college-level Spanish have the opportunity to enroll in courses with locals instructed in Spanish and a variety of disciplines.

Courses are available in a wide array of disciplines in both English and Spanish. Courses in English are primarily related to Business, Economics, Marketing, Engineering and Culture. Courses in Spanish are available in fields such as Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Art, Literature, Business, Economics, etc. Courses are taught by host university faculty at the Universidad Del Norte.

Students in this program have the option of participating in a service learning course through the universities volunteer office, Univoluntarios. The Univoluntarios course (called Volunteering and Social Transformation) is a 48-hour course for high intermediate and advanced-level Spanish students that allows students to volunteer in the local community and receive service-learning credit.

Students may also complete a research project. Students must be at the high-beginning Spanish level or higher to enroll and the project can be completed in either English or Spanish. Students will be assigned a faculty member with whom they will work to complete their research. Students will enroll in additional coursework at the UniNorte in addition to their research project.

Semester + Semester Programs Available: Students may participate in the Spring + Fall OR the Fall + Spring sessions of this program by selecting their two semesters of interest when submitting the initial ISA online application. For more information about this option, please contact your Barranquilla Site Specialist.


Minimum GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

Minimum Admissions Prerequisites

It is recommended 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 alternates in the event of a cancellation or scheduling conflict.

Students must submit a copy of their official passport, a profile photo, and blood type documentation along with their required application materials.

Course Information

Course Disclaimer

Course codes are not indicators of course level.


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