Howard in Colombia

Launching Fall 2018

Study Race, Identity, & Ethnicity

At Howard in Colombia, you’ll study race and identity through the Afro-Colombian lens. The program’s curriculum, developed in consultation with Howard University faculty, allows you to examine the sociopolitical, economic, artistic, and historical representations of race and ethnicity in Colombia.

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Life in Colombia

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.

Traveling Seminar

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.

Howard and CET

CET is proud to partner with Howard University on this program. You get the best of both worlds—Howard’s academic expertise and inspiration for the program design + CET’s three decades of experience in study abroad. The best part: you don’t have to be a Howard student to attend. Students from all schools are welcome to apply.


Need money? CET offers over $300,000 in scholarship awards each year. You can apply for a CET scholarship, or learn about other sources of funding, like Diversity Abroad or the Fund for Education Abroad.