Universidad EAFIT

Program Details

Program Location Medellin, Colombia
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20225
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
Fall 2024 07/10/24 to 11/24/24
Past Dates
Spring 2024 01/15/24 to 06/02/24
Page Links
Click here to apply for this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


Universidad EAFIT

EAFIT University was founded on 1960 by a group of entrepreneurs with the purpose of bring up suitable professionals aware of their responsibility with the country. Today, EAFIT is a cutting-edge university that offers 19 undergraduate programs, 3 doctorates, 21 master’s degree programs and more than 60 graduate certificate programs, as well as continuing education programs, language courses, and more.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


Universidad EAFIT

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Engineering] [College of Liberal Arts] [Daniels School of Business]

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

For more information on academic offerings, please click here.

EAFIT offers coursework in management, engineering, humanities, law, economics, finance, and sciences. Courses are taught in Spanish, with some being taught in English.

Please note that not every course is offered in English, and there are more English-taught courses available in business areas.

Students may also enroll in a class at EAFIT's language school to study Spanish, though these courses are not included in the exchange program and will incur an extra fee. This program is not suitable for students wanting to take several courses towards a Spanish major or minor. 


Universidad EAFIT does not have student housing on campus but the following options are available in close proximity to the university.

Furnished apartment: Apartments completely equipped with furniture, kitchenware and bed linen, among other furnishings.

Shared apartment: Expenses (utilities, cleaning, clothes washing and ironing, among others) are shared with other students.

Host family: Families in Medellin are interested in receiving international students as houseguests. The monthly cost of the room depends on the services provided (full or partial meal plan, washing and ironing of clothes, etc.).

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.
Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2024

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee $0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Program Specific Insurance $250.00
Round-trip Airfare $1,100.00
Housing $2,000.00
Visa $40.00
Books and Supplies $200.00
Meals $1,500.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $1,500.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Universidad EAFIT Fall Deadline Mar 1
Universidad EAFIT Spring Deadline Sep 15

Returnees Information

Universidad EAFIT

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email studyabroad@purdue.edu.