"Pontificia Universidad Javeriana is a private higher education institution founded in 1623. It is one of the oldest and most traditional Colombian universities, directed by the Society of Jesus, with its headquarters in Bogotá and a sectional division in Cali. It is one of the 31 universities entrusted to the Society of Jesus in Latin America, and one of the114 worldwide.
Javeriana University at Bogotá with an enrollment of 22.000 students, is composed of 18 Schools comprising 62 departments and 193 academic programs in different areas of knowledge, giving the university its multidisciplinary nature. It's campus has 46 buildings in 44,5 acres, and is located in a strategic and easily accessible part of the city."
Find out more about the university on their website and their study abroad portal. Furthermore, there are two interviews with fellow IRIO students who spent their exchange in Colombia here.
Admission: Through the University (Factulty of Arts)
Language requirements (such as the TOEFL test): Spanish B1 level is necessary
Number of places available: 5
Accomodation: Although the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana does not have its own university residences, they help foreign students to find a homestay or university residence to accommodate them during their studies in Colombia. The approximate value of accommodation costs, including food, is between US $ 320 and US $ 650 per month.
Visa: up to 90 days no visa is required for nationals of many countries,but as you normally stay longer than three months, a visa is necessary!
How did you experience your semester abroad: "Great experience, the best semester of my bachelor's degree! Recommendable!"