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CET Colombia

  1. Program Details

    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.

    Location Cali, Colombia
    Term Fall Semester, Spring Semester
    Housing Apartment
    Credit Type Resident Credit
    Sponsor CET

    Program Eligibility

    GPA 3.0
    Student Type UofM Students
    Student Year Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
    Language No Language Prerequisite
  2. 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.

    Coursework

    Semester & Academic Year Programs

    Cali

    Enroll in a 2-week pre-sesssion intensive Spanish language course, the core course Race, Ethnicity, and Identities: Debates in the Colombian Context, plus 3-4 additional electives including a Spanish language course, program courses in English, and/or direct enroll courses in Spanish at Universidad del Valle.

    Finding Course Information

  3. Dates & Deadlines

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

    We recommend that you complete your application at least two weeks prior to CET's published deadline to allow your Learning Abroad Center adviser enough time to complete the home institution approval form (HIAF) by CET's application deadline.

    Orientation Dates & Locations

    Orientation will be conducted in 2 parts: an online orientation, which is mandatory for all students, and an in-person session. You will receive more information about the online orientation via email. Failure to complete the online orientation will impact your ability to go abroad.

    The date for the in-person Fall semester 2020 & Academic Year 2020-2021 orientation session is as follows:

    Term Abroad Date/Time Location
    Fall 2020, Academic Year 2020-2021 TBD TBD
  4. Fees for CET Colombia

    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 Price plus the APAAC amount listed for the corresponding term and CISI 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.

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

    Add International Health Insurance
    Multiply the number of months you will be away by $45.

    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.

     

  5. Prepare

    Complete pre-application advising.

    Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.

    To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:

    Center Name TC Learning Abroad Ctr
    Education Abroad Term See the Dates page for term options
    Program Name CET Colombia
    Country Colombia

    Submit

    University of Minnesota Student—apply

    Use your University of Minnesota internet ID and password to log into the Education Abroad application system. Your student account will be charged a $50 application fee.

    Complete

    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 acceptance decision by email. If accepted, 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.
  6. Program Contact

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

    Thuy Doan or call at 612.626.8686.