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  • Locations: Bogota, Colombia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: GT applicants only
  • Estimated Program Costs: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 04/20/2020 05/15/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Level: Undergraduate Program Type: University Exchange
Credit Hours: 12 Weeks per term: 16
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Academic Disciplines: Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Preferred Participating Majors (Exchange Programs): Housing Type: On-Campus Residence Hall, Private Apartment
Advisor: Cassy McInnis Program Open to Non-GT Students: No
International Service Learning: No Affiliated with GT Serve-Learn-Sustain: No
Program Description:
 
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Location Information

PROGRAM DATES
Fall Semester: August - December
Spring semester:  January - May
Academic Year: August - May


LOCATION
This university is located in Bogotá, Colombia.  To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
http://www.state.gov
http://www.lonelyplanet.com


HOST INSTITUTION
Global E³ is an exchange program for engineering students: a student can study abroad while continuing to pay tuition at home. With member universities in 18 countries, students at 50+ universities have the opportunity to study abroad. Global E³ exchanges about 200-250 students a year. Georgia Tech is a member of Global E³ and GT students may apply to go abroad for a semester or academic year to GE³ partner institutions such as IT Bandung.

Universidad de los Andes is an autonomous, independent, and innovative institution that fosters pluralism, tolerance, and respect for ideas. It aims for academic excellence while providing rigorous critical and ethical character development, in order to enhance in all students an awareness of their social and citizenship responsibilities, as well as a firm commitment to the society. The university’s student body, in an environment of interdisciplinary and flexible integral character development, becomes the chief agent of the educational process. A highly skilled, knowledgeable, and prestigious faculty facilitates the development of an outstanding academic and professional life project that supports research, contributes to the development of the country, and transcends its geographical boundaries.

HOUSING
  • student dormitory 
  • other off-campus housing
Visiting international students receive on-campus housing in Torre Seneca, depending on availability. There are single, double, and quadruple room occupancy apartments in Torre Seneca. Housing fees include lodging, furnished common areas and room, use of common areas in the tower, public utlilities (water, electricity, gas, wi-fi) 24-hour security, 24-hour front desk. 

MEALS
  • no meal plan
  • on-campus dining
There are several food options in and around Uniandes campus
Eligibility
  • Georgia Tech degree-seeking student
  • Good Academic Standing with a 3.0 (or higher) GPA at time of application
  • Undergraduates must have completed at least two full-time semesters of study at GT 
  • At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
  • Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
  • Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
  • All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
  • All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).

Academic Info
COURSE INFORMATION
The main teaching language at Uniandes is Spanish, however, there are some course offerings in English. Click here to view the course catalog. 


Students who wish to study for the Academic Year, please note that you must achieve a 3.25 GPA in the first semester in order to continue studies during the second (spring) semester.

Students are allowed to take a variety of courses (excluding courses in the School of Medicine) if prerequisites have been fulfilled.
 
Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here.  Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.

CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
0.78 Uniandes credit = 1 GT
1 Uniandes credit = 1.28 GT

Most undergraduate courses are worth 3 credits. Courses include both in class and independent work.

GRADING SYSTEM
4 - 5 = A
3.5 - 4 = B
3 - 3.49 = C
2 - 2.99  = D
1.5 - 1.99 = F
P = Pass
F = Fail
  • Complete information about how to apply for or renew a U.S. passport is available here.
  • You must obtain all proper immigration documents, such as an official passport and a visa if required. Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations. For visa information visit the U.S. State Department website here.

Essential Functions of Study Abroad


OIE is committed to supporting students with disabilities who plan to embark on an international experience. Along with this one of a kind experience comes with the knowledge that there are different cultural viewpoints and legal standards for disabilities throughout the world. Contact your study abroad advisor for additional details about the essential functions of this particular study abroad program. Notify the Office of International Education and the Office of Disability Services about your accommodation needs as soon as possible, but at a minimum, we suggest at least six months before your expected departure. Please note, that depending on your needs, it may take longer to determine if accommodations are in place for the program that you have chosen.
Experiences of Former Students
Want to hear from former study abroad students about the realities of daily life at the host school? Want to see snapshots from around the world - taken by former study abroad participants? Check out these helpful links: Peer Advisors and Study Abroad Photo Contest.

Can't find a student perspective for your particular program? Contact this program's Exchange Abroad Advisor for a list of recent participants who are eager to tell other GT students about studying abroad.
Advisor Information
 
Cassy McInnis