International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987


Universities in Barranquilla

Universidad del Norte

Founded in 1966, the Universidad del Norte is one of the top universities in Colombia and the Caribbean region. The university has received accreditation from national and international bodies. Institutional internationalization is a priority for the UniNorte, and they collaborate with numerous U.S. and international universities to achieve this goal.

The Civil, Electrical, Electronics, Industrial, Mechanical and Systems Engineering programs at the UniNorte have been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

In the past few years the university has hosted numerous visiting students, professors and conferences from across the globe. The university prides itself on it's approach to education and strives to maintain a modern, accessible campus, and also increase opportunities for it's students. It is consistently ranked among the top 5 universities in Colombia.

The UniNorte is a U.S. style campus filled with beautiful tropical plants, plenty of open green space and even the occasional wandering iguana. The campus has many resources available for students such as computer labs, study halls, gaming rooms, a wide variety of restaurants/cafeterias, a library, athletic facilities and more.

The university is composed of eight schools, including, Engineering, Administrative Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Legal Sciences, General Science. ISA students at the UniNorte have access to courses offered in all of these academic areas.

Custom Programs in Barranquilla

Academics vary by program and may be comprised of one or more of the following:
  • A U.S. university-taught course
  • Guest lectures by local experts
  • Visits to local companies or organizations
  • Enrolling in a course at the host university in Barranquilla
  • Service-learning and/or internships