Colombia’s landscape is as diverse as its people.  Within the third largest country in South America you will find the Amazon rainforest, tropical grassland the Andes Mountains as well as beautiful beaches on both the Caribbean and Pacific coastlines.  Colombia has a rich cultural heritage due to the interaction between the native inhabitants, Spanish colonists, and Africans brought as slaves of earlier times and the more recent immigrants from Europe and the Middle East.


Semester and Year Programs

The Universidad Icesi was founded in 1979 by a group of businessmen with the purpose of producing excellent business professionals.  It is located in Cali, in one of the most prosperous regions of Colombia: The Cauca Valley.  The university is located near the tropical beaches and the Pacific region jungles. It is a small university with close to 5,000 students.

Academic Areas
Business Administration
Accounting and International Finance
Economics and International Business
Political Science/International Studies

Minimum 3.0 GPA. Fluency or advanced skills in Spanish language. UM students should have taken through at least SPA 301 (or the equivalent course) prior to participation.

Room and Board
There are no on-campus dormitories or residence halls; however, the International Office can assist you in securing a room off-campus in a shared apartment, a student residence or with a host family.

The International Relations Office is responsible for finding housing in Cali for students during the first month and the contract may continue or be terminated.

Program Dates
Fall: Mid July – Late November
Spring: Mid January – Late May

Estimated Expenses for One Semester
UM Tuition: $19,220
Housing: $1,500
Meals: $1,100
Transportation - Local: $100
Health Insurance: $825
Books and Supplies: $150
Personal Expenses: $800
Airfare $800
Visa fee $40
IEEP Fee: $150
TOTAL: $23,860

All expense information is based on our best estimates.  UM tuition is based on 2011-2012 rates.