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Learn Spanish in Colombia

Take a Spanish course in Colombia and enjoy the country's combination of laid-back lifestyle, Caribbean beaches and tropical rainforests. 

Colombia offers visitors both incredible landscapes and cultural and historical riches. The country contains seven UNESCO world heritage sights, including the Los Katíos National Park in the north-west, a nature wonderland filled with hills, forests and humid planes, Tierradentro in the south-west, an elaborate system of underground tombs with ancient human statues dating from the 6th to 10th centuries, and Santa Cruz de Mompox in the North, a historic colonial city. Throughout the country there are also various traditional festivals and markets where you can learn more about modern Colombian culture.  

Colombia is a fantastic destination for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits with numerous opportunities to dive, climb, raft and trek. Here you can visit the Ciudad Perdida to trek through the jungle before you reach the ancient ruins or Tayrona or go whale-watching on the Pacific coast. Of course, with its idyllic beaches and relaxed way of life, Colombia is also a perfect place to relax in the sunshine and watch the world go by. 

Colombians are known for their welcoming, open nature and will ensure that you have an enjoyable time during your stay. They speak Spanish very clearly and slower than in some other South American countries, so you should have no problems communicating. 

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Colombia - Travel Guide


Find out about the required documentation for entry into your destination country. It is mandatory to have appropriate medical insurance during the entire duration of your stay abroad.

Safety and security
The security situation is subject to changes over time. We therefore recommend that you visit the website gov.uk or travel.state.gov for further information.

Health
For general health information we recommend travelhealthpro.org.uk and fitfortravel.nhs.uk.

Currency: Colombian Peso (COP)
The cost of living in Colombia is much lower than in most European countries. Prices can vary greatly between rural areas and large cities and it is often advisable to pay a higher price for a little more quality and service.

Tip / Propina: 10-15% expected

On the website numbeo you can find more information about the cost of living in Colombia.

Voltage & Sockets
110 - 120 V (as in the USA / Canada) with 60 Hz
Flat, bipolar plug (two flat blades with round ground connection)

Culture
Colombian culture is strongly influenced by its Spanish colonial past, which is of course expressed in its language, but above all in its architecture. The indigenous influence is still reflected today in many local traditions and handicrafts, mainly from the Andean regions of the country. The coastal region of Colombia (especially the northern Caribbean coast) is inhabited by people of African origin, who centuries ago incorporated typical folklore and rhythms into the Colombian culture and today are one of the main attractions of the country through festivals such as carnival.

Cuisine
The diversity of Colombian culture and geography has led to a varied gastronomy. Most dishes contain one of the following typical ingredients: Corn, banana, rice, potatoes or yucca. Tropical fruits such as maracuya, papaya or mango are also very popular. Cooked is most often with pork, chicken or beef and specialities are also eaten in South America. Probably the most famous Colombian dishes are "arepa" (fried corn cakes) and "sancocho" (hearty stew with corn on the cob, vegetables and beef).

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