Learning Abroad Center
colorful houses with flowers in Colombia

CET Colombia


Study race and identity through the Afro-Colombian lens in Cali, a city with the 2nd biggest population of African descent in South America. Examine the sociopolitical, economic, artistic, and historical representations of race and ethnicity in Colombia.

Program Details

Cali, Colombia
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Languages Taught In
Languages Taught In

Program Eligibility

Student Type
Student Type
UofM Students
Student Year
Student Year
Language Prerequisite
Language Prerequisite
No Language Prerequisite

Program Model

Study Abroad Center

Program Structure

CET is a Washington, DC-based organization that has been designing and administering innovative educational programs abroad since 1982. If you have questions, contact the CET Program Representative for the University of Minnesota, Janelle Bloss.


Semester & Academic Year Programs


Dates Details

Visit your affiliate's website for program dates and application deadlines.


University of Minnesota participants pay the program fee instead of on-campus tuition and fees for the term they are abroad.

How to Calculate the Total Program Fee

Affiliate Program Fee plus APAAC plus International Health Insurance minus Affiliate Fee Reduction equals Total program fee

To locate CET's published program fees, visit their fees web page. The total amount you will be billed is the published Total CET Program Fee plus the APAAC amount listed for the corresponding term and insurance. Do not pay any deposits directly to CET. The Learning Abroad Center will collect the deposit, which will be billed to your University of Minnesota student billing account.

Note that the CET published fees at the link above do not include all costs associated with participating in the program. Visit the Fees tab on CET's web page for your specific program to view the estimated out-of-pocket expenses for a more comprehensive estimate of the full cost of participation.


Refer to the Affiliate Program Fees. Follow instructions on that page to determine your APAAC.

Add International Health Insurance

You will be billed approximately $2/day for your international health insurance.

Subtract Affiliate Fee Reduction

Visit the Affiliate Program Fees to determine the fee reduction you receive for being a University of Minnesota student.

What Is the APAAC?

Students participating on affiliated programs are charged a program fee that is inclusive of the affiliate's program fee, University of Minnesota Advising, Placement, Academic, and Administrative Costs (APAAC), and international health insurance. The APAAC covers:

  • Application processing
  • Advising services, orientation
  • Course registration
  • Grade transfer and posting for resident credit
  • Program billing and assistance with financial aid (when applicable)

Based on these additional services and benefits, the total program fee may be higher than the affiliate's published program fee.

Billing & Payments

Visit Billing for information about the billing process for application fees, deposits, and program fees.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Each of our affiliated programs awards its own array of scholarships. While many are need-based, others are based on merit, location, academic area, or diversity criteria. Explore your options within specific affiliates' scholarship pages.

Visit Financial Information for information on using financial aid and scholarships for study abroad.

Cancellation Policy

Before you apply to or confirm your participation on this program, review the Learning Abroad Center's Cancellation Policy to inform yourself of the timeline and financial obligations for canceling


Complete pre-application advising.


The COVID-19 vaccine series is required for participation in this program. Complete your COVID-19 vaccine doses immediately.

You will be charged a $50 application fee for each application you submit.

Apply Now


After you submit your application, you will receive an email notification confirming that your application was received. Submitted applications are assigned an application checklist, which will include the following items:

Submit to the Learning Abroad Center:

  • CET Home Institution Approval Form (completed with your name, program, and term on both sides)

Next Steps

  1. Upon submitting the online application, you will receive an automated email message indicating your application was received.
  2. Follow the instructions on your application checklist to submit all of the items. Your application is not considered complete until all items on your application checklist are either received or waived.
  3. Complete the affiliate program's application requirements as applicable.
  4. Your completed application is reviewed by our program team. If nominated for participation, the Learning Abroad Center contacts the affiliate's staff to notify them of your status.
  5. You will be notified of an admission decision by email. If admitted, you will be assigned a confirmation checklist. Log in to the online application to review the confirmation checklist and submit the required items.
  6. Do not pay the affiliate’s confirmation deposit. The affiliate accepts the Learning Abroad Center’s deposit as indication of confirmation. The Learning Abroad Center deposit is submitted by completing the Confirmation and Payment Agreement found on the confirmation checklist assigned to you.
  7. If you decide not to continue with the application process, log in to the online application and submit a Cancel Request. You must also notify your affiliate of your cancellation.

Program Contact

For further information or questions about this program, send an email to

Thuy Doan or call at 612.626.8686