Study abroad for high school in Colombia to discover its diverse cultural influences and natural beauty. Colombia has a variety of environments to explore, ranging from the snow-covered mountains of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta to desert zones in La Guajira. Or, you can appreciate colorful and historic architecture in La Candelaria, the charming old heart of Bogotá. By living with a local host family, you’ll truly become a part of Colombian daily life as you share conversations and cultural insights around the dinner table.
Dancing and music are also important elements of Colombian cultures. Colombia has a huge variety of types of music from all over Latin America and the Caribbean. It’s socially important to dance, but don’t worry—there’s no shortage of Colombians willing to teach you!
The Colombian perception of time is quite relaxed; in general, they are not very punctual. “Hora Tipica” – Colombian time – means that the person will arrive 20 or 30 minutes late. This also goes for deadlines. Being on time for a party or social gathering usually means that you’ll have to wait a while for the other guests to start arriving!