CET Colombia

Study race, identity, ethnicity

At CET Colombia, you’ll study race and identity through the Afro-Colombian lens. 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.

Find your niche in Colombia

This program lets you pack so much into your semester abroad. Your base is Cali, the 2nd biggest city in Colombia. Practice what you learned in Spanish class at the produce market. Check out the live music scene with your Colombian roommate. Explore Colombia’s mountains, beaches, and waterways. Learn to salsa. What will you find in Colombia?

Backed by Howard University

This program was inspired and developed by Howard University faculty. A Howard faculty member, Professor Bahiyyah Mohammed, teaches one of two core courses. But the best part is that you don’t need to be a Howard student to attend. Students from all schools are welcome to apply.

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Fall  07/24/2018 12/14/2018 21 Weeks 12-18 $14,500
What’s Included
3 Semesters of Spanish May 1

Program Fee Breakdown

Of the total program fee, $9,500 goes to tuition & fees, and $5,000 goes to housing.

Spring or Fall

$14,500/ Semester

Out-of-Pocket Expenses

We estimate that you’ll need an additional $800 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.


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.