CET Colombia

Study Race, Ethnicity, Identity

At CET Colombia, you’ll study race and identity through the Afro-Colombian lens. And where better to do so than Cali, a city with the 2nd biggest population of African descent in South America? The program’s curriculum, developed in consultation with Howard University, allows you to examine the sociopolitical, economic, artistic, and historical representations of race and ethnicity in Colombia.
Cali Market

Find Community in Cali

Practice what you learned in Spanish class with peers in the cafeteria. Learn and see Colombia with the cohort during the Traveling Seminar. Join a student club at Universidad del Valle. Chat with staff about the best place to eat in town. Check out the live music scene with your Colombian roommate. With a supportive community of teachers, on-site staff, and local roommates in Cali—you’ll feel at home in no time.

Colombian Rainforest

Discover Colombian Diversity

Colombia has diversity in more ways than one. Swim in the beautiful beaches of Tayrona National Park. Visit the mysterious ancient statues of San Agustín. Explore the coastal deserts along the northern shores. See the stars amid the rock formations of Huila. Colombia even boasts stretches of the world’s largest rainforest, the Amazon. Exploration is rewarded in Colombia.

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arrival date
departure date
program length
recommended credits
application deadline
Spring  01/15/2019 06/08/2019 21 Weeks 12-18 $14,500
What’s Included
None November 1
Fall  07/23/2019 12/13/2019 21 Weeks 12-18 $14,500
What’s Included
None May 1

Program Fee Breakdown

Of the total program fee, $12,600 goes to tuition & fees, and $1,900 goes to housing and other related costs.

Spring or Fall

$14,500/ Semester

Out-of-Pocket Expenses

We estimate that you’ll need an additional $700 for airfare and $1,200 for meals. Students typically spend about $900 on personal expenses, too.

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What's Included

Activities & Excursions

The activities & excursions that we arrange are included in your tuition. All you need to do is get on the bus.

Traveling Seminar

Your Traveling Seminar to Cartagena and Palenque is completely covered. Just bring a camera and your curiosity.

Housing with a Local Roommate

We arrange your housing in an apartment, and find you a local roommate, too. Your program fees go toward rent, furnishing, and other management costs.


We guide you step-by-step through the visa process. You’ll need to do the legwork, but we pay the consular fees if you obtain your visa through the service we recommend.

Course Materials & Transcript

Your textbooks & course supplies are covered and waiting for you in Cali. We’ll send you an official transcript at the end of the term, too.

Staff Support

We support your journey, every step of the way. From pre-departure to orientation to on-site to re-entry. We’re here to help.

Medical Insurance

We provide you medical insurance. Insurance is comprehensive and includes coverage for medical evacuation.


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.

Application Requirements

CET’s admissions requirements include an online application form, a transcript, a foreign language writing sample, and one letter of recommendation. Our programs are designed for undergraduates who maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.0. However, admissions decisions are made on a case-by-case basis, so students with lower GPAs are encouraged to apply. CET programs are open to students from any US college or university.

What's Not Included

The program fee does not include round-trip transportation to & from Colombia, meals, items & services of a personal nature, and medical expenses not covered by the insurance provided.

Price Subject to Change

CET reserves the right to increase quoted charges at any time without prior notification, based on increased instruction costs, exchange rate fluctuation or other cost increases beyond CET’s control. This right includes, but is not limited to, surcharging students for additional costs incurred due to under-enrollment in any given course.