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Study at Universidad de La Sabana

Chia, Puente Del Comun, Chia, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Age
founded in 1979
Size
12,000 students
Fees
$ n/a
Founded in 1979, La Sabana is an increasingly recognized private Colombian university, both nationally and internationally, for its academic quality and human-centered education. It is a civil higher education institution, founded as a non-profit organization that has been given twice (2006-2010 / 2010-2016) the National High Quality Accreditation by Colombias Ministry of Education. INTERNATIONAL COURSES Besides offering 71 subjects taught entirely in English in all areas of knowledge, La Sabana offers the following international programs: ‧ For Non Spanish-speaking countries, La Sabana offers two special programs: the Latin American Studies Program, in which Students from various disciplines are able to choose from a wide range of academic courses taught in English. It*s a four week program is designed to give students the chance to study in Latin America while learning the language and experiencing the culture first hand in one of Latin America*s most diverse countries: Colombia. Also, the Department of Languages and Cultures offers the Spanish Program for International Students, which allows participants the opportunity to improve their proficiency in Spanish as a foreign language in an academically challenging and harmonious environment. The student is able to choose when to begin and end the course, its intensity, purpose, and academic and extracurricular activities while at La Sabana campus. ‧ International Business Summer School. Students from other countries can join this Summer School to learn about current topics on Economics, Business, Entrepreneurship, Gastronomy, Logistics, among others, in courses taught in Spanish or English by recognized international professors. Teachers from foreign universities may also apply to be lecturers in one of the 32-hour courses. Founded in 1979, La Sabana is an increasingly recognized private Colombian university, both nationally and internationally, for its academic quality and human-centered education. It is a civil higher education institution, founded as a non-profit organization that has been given twice (2006-2010 / 2010-2016) the National High Quality Accreditation by Colombias Ministry of Education.

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Campus and Accommodation

Its main campus is located 25 minutes away from Bogota, the countrys capital, which makes it a healthy, natural environment and still being close to a main citys cultural life. Its 62 hectares host 9 faculties and 2 institutes; the Octavio Arizmendi Posada library; 3 hectares of sports areas; INALDE, Business School, which MBA is AMBAS accredited; and the University Clinic. Homestay: Students can stay with a Spanish speaking family, with whom they will share everyday life. The students are generally provided breakfast and dinner and have laundry done once a week. The houses are carefully selected and students will feel like part of the family. The families are visited regularly and the location is chose so that public transportation is easily accessible. Rented Apartments or Rooms: Students can rent an apartment or a room that can be shared with other students. Usually this type of housing does not offer meal services but might include the use of the kitchen and refrigerator.

Teaching Quality

La Sabana has 29 specialized laboratories and its Media Production Center, Bloomberg Room, Culinary Arts kitchens and LUX User Experience Laboratory (Informatics Engineering) Camong others- are equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Other academic units, institutes and centers: Family Studies Institute; FORUM - Postgraduate Institute; Department of Languages and Cultures; Center of Technologies for Academic Purposes; VISION-OTRI, Consulting and Knowledge Transfer; Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. “Academic Credits” are the estimated period of academic activity for each course. One academic credit is equal to 48 hours of academic work, including contact hours with the professor and independent study outside the classroom, practicals and any other work required to complete the course. These hours do not include exam period. The academic load for a complete academic period includes between 20 and 30 academic credits. Grades are always expressed on a numerical scale. The following list shows the application of the grading system: Excellent 5.0 Very Good 4.5 Good 4.0 Acceptable 3.5 Average 3.0 Below Average 2.0 Bad 1.5 Unacceptable 1.0 Rejected 0.5 Fail 0

International Student Life

Bogota is the political, administrative, economic, and cultural centre of the nation. It also has the largest concentration of educational institutes in the country. For this reason, Bogota has become a magnet for the international student visiting Colombia. Bogota is a cosmopolitan and cultural city, offering the visitor abundant possibilities of housing, numerous international and national flight routes, a variety of cuisine and facilities for the organization of business events, conferences, seminars and fairs. Also it has many international festivals and concerts that contribute to the cultural growth of the city. The intense political, economic, academic, scientific, and cultural activity, as well as extracurricular activities, make Bogota a point of reference not only nationally but within all of Latin America. The touristic, cultural, and business centers are concentrated in four areas: The Historical Centre (Centro Historico), The International Centre, The North of the city, and the passage Ciudad Salitre in 80th Street. The town of Chia, where Universidad de la Sabana is located 20 kilometers from Bogota and approximately 15-30 minutes by car. In this region visitors can enjoy the beautiful landscape and fresh air in a relaxed environment. These characteristics, combined with its proximity to the city make it an attractive residential area. Chia has an average temperature of 14oC. Living costs depend on the type of accommodation selected. On average the international student will need $1,200,000 pesos (US $620) per month to cover the basic costs of accommodation, food, transport, personal costs, and books.

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