Howard in Colombia
is based in Cali, a city affectionately known as the “Salsa Capital of the World.” The third largest city in Colombia, Cali has 2,400,000 inhabitants, 26% of whom are of African descent, making it an ideal location from which to explore race and identity. And, with top notch universities, an affordable cost of living, an ideal climate, a good transportation system, and a vibrant intellectual and cultural atmosphere, Cali is also perfect for study abroad.
You’ll share an apartment with a Colombian roommate. Roommates are your key to immersion—practice your Spanish, learn where to get the best cheap eats, and get the inside track on Cali’s constantly changing agenda of activities and events that reflect Colombian culture.
Go on a traveling seminar to Cartagena de Indias on the Caribbean coast. Spend the first half of the week in a traditional Afro-Colombian community exploring the negation and the affirmation of blackness in Colombia. Spend the second half of the week in the Old City, visiting old forts, walking down colorful streets lined with colonial buildings, and relaxing on the beach.