International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987


Barranquilla Office in Barranquilla, Colombia

U.S. Contact for Barranquilla (Site Specialist)

Alan Thompson

U.S. Contact for Barranquilla (Program Manager)

Kim Sarna

Barranquilla Staff

Resident Director
Student Services Coordinator

Barranquilla Office

The ISA Barranquilla Office is conveniently located on campus on the 6th floor of the Engineering Building, an award winning building recognized for its forward-thinking, creative and sustainable design. Some of its more noteworthy sustainable design characteristics include a double skin façade that reduces the impact of the sun and overheating. This in turn decreases the amount of electricity consumed by the cooling system. At the same time, the building is able to take advantage of air condensation and use it for watering and sanitary use which allows for less water consumption.

Students can stop by between classes to ask for help with language questions, making travel plans or just to say hi. The ISA Barranquilla On-Site Staff is available at all times and conducts the on-site orientation, leads excursions, assists with housing and provides support on and off campus. The staff is excited to help students adjust to life in Barranquilla and to help them have the best possible experience abroad.

ISA students have access to all the resources of the Universidad del Norte including study halls and computer labs, WiFi access, athletic facilities, student cafeterias, and more.