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Universidad del Norte


Program Location Barranquilla, Colombia
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20228
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Spring 2017 01/17/17 to 06/10/17

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Housing
Program Costs Financial Aid
Deadline Returnee Info
Resources
 

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Overview

Founded in 1966 in the city of Barranquilla, the Universidad del Norte (Uninorte) is now one of the top five universities in Colombia. It is a private university with over 10,000 students.

Barranquilla is a gateway to Latin America. Located in the Caribbean, it is only a two hour flight from the United States and one hour from Panama. It is Colombia's fourth largest city with over two million people.

For more program information, please visit the program website.

Eligibility

The program is open to Purdue students 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.

This university offers some classes in English. Most classes are offered in Spanish and will required advanced Spanish language skills.

GPA Requirement: 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Engineering][College of Liberal Arts][College of Science]
Specifically from: CS (SCI)

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Excursions

UniNorte's international programs office arranges cultural activities, daytrips, and excursions for its visiting students. Examples of possible activities are a Barranquilla and Puerto Colombia city tour, Caribbean Museum visit, and field trips to Cartagena and/or Santa Marta.

Housing

Uninorte assists students with locating accommodations for the semester. Options are family home stays, room rentals, or apartment rentals with other international students.

Estimated Program Costs

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 2017

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.
Round-trip Airfare$1,500.00
Housing$2,500.00
Visa$190.00
Books and Supplies$100.00
Meals$600.00
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 by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line 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
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15


Returnees Information

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.

Resources

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.

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