During this program, students will have the opportunity to see first hand the biodiversity, culture and landscapes of the country, including Bogotá, the Coffee Region and the Caribbean Coast. During the first couple of days, we will learn about the colonial history of the country while exploring downtown Bogotá. We will then visit coffee farms and hike in the Cocora Valley. On the last days of the trip, students will visit Cartagena and Baru, to see first hand the impacts of tourism on social dynamics in the city.
Throughout the trip, students will engage in cross-cultural exchanges and design challenges with local students from private and public schools who will share with them diverse perspectives of the past, present and future of their country. Students will come back with an increased understanding of the different narratives and perspectives around a country with a complex history such as Colombia.