Latin American Studies, International Business, Engineering & Courses with Locals

About this Program

Birthplace to Shakira and Sofia Vergara and home to the Carnival of Barranquilla, the always-sunny port city offers a particularly immersive experience. The friendly Barranquilla locals will ensure you eat, dance and speak like a Colombian in no time. The city's central location between historic Cartagena and relaxed Santa Marta give you easy access to colonial architecture, robust nightlife, and the chance to explore the Caribbean coast's natural beauty. The Universidad del Norte is one of the top universities in Colombia and the Caribbean region. Institutional internationalization is a priority for the UniNorte, whose civil, electrical, electronics, industrial, mechanical and systems engineering programs have been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. ISA students may take courses in English or Spanish alongside Colombian students. The university's U.S. style is both modern and accessible, featuring beautiful tropical plants and resident iguanas.


  • Housing is included
    • Dorm
    • Homestay

Program Dates

  • Fall Semester: mid-July to early December
  • Spring Semester: late January to early June

Application Steps

  1. Complete Module I of Global Engagement with Education Abroad Canvas course, including Education Abroad 101 and attending a Planning Meeting with your Education Advisor.
  2. Complete the SU-Sponsored/SU-Exchange Program Application in Module II of the Canvas course by February 1 for selected program.

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The following are scholarships that are associated with this particular program. Scholarship application dates can vary, please check accordingly.


  • Credit Range: 192-256
  • Credit System: Contact Hours
  • Credit Conversion Rate: 10 Contact Hours = 1 SU Quarter Credit
  • Quarter Range: 18-24
  • Credit Per Course: 48 or 64
  • Average Courseload: 4-5