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Since 1987, International Studies Abroad (ISA) has provided college students in the United States and Canada the opportunity to explore the world. A primary objective of all ISA programs is to facilitate the learning and development of students. We rely on host universities to provide quality instruction in the classroom, but ISA is the main facilitator of learning outside of the classroom.
The Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Program has been designed by the Universidad del Norte to provide a unique opportunity for STEM students to experience academics at a prestigious Colombian institution. This program focuses on developing student's technical skills in an international environment. Students may also complete a research project. Students must be at the high-beginning Spanish level or higher to enroll and the project can be completed in either English or Spanish. Students will be assigned a faculty member with whom they will work to complete their research. Students will enroll in additional coursework at the UniNorte in addition to their research project.
- Summer Semester: Early/Mid June to Mid July
For more information about the Academic Calendar please visit the ISA Baranquilla web page
ISA Barranquilla homestays allow students to experience aspects of Colombian lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor. Students have the opportunity for complete cultural immersion by staying with locals and experiencing the Colombian way of life. Homestays include breakfast, lunch and dinner every day except for Sundays and excursion days and laundry service once a week. In your homestay you will have your own bedroom, although there may be another ISA student in the same homestay. Every family has been carefully selected by ISA's resident staff in order to ensure a comfortable, enjoyable and immersive living situation.
The cost of housing will be included in the invoice that ISA sends to Appalachian and students will be billed through their Appalachian term bill.
Students participating on ISA programs will be billed through Appalachian the ISA program cost. This will replace the Appalachian tuition & fees for the term they are abroad. In addition to the ISA costs students will also be responsible for submitting a $200 OIED Program Development Fee upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.
Paid to Appalachian State
1ISA Program Fee includes tuition, housing, program excursions, most meals, and insurance.
|1ISA Program Fee
||See ISA Page
|2OIED Program Development Fee
2The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.
Estimated Additional Costs
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc.
|ISA Application Fee
|ISA Housing Deposit
||$800 - $1200
||$100 - $150
||$200 - $400
|Books and Materials
||$40 - $100
|Visa (for US Citizens)
|3Personal Travel and Spending
||$200 - $500
3Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.
Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
ISA offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
In this academically rigorous program at Universidad del Norte, students will have the opportunity to take Spanish language courses and engage in a credit bearing research project. Students should be at the high beginner level of Spanish to participate in the research project, although most projects will be completed in English. Students with advanced language ability can take additional STEM and Business courses taught in Spanish. The research projects are offered across a wide range of disciplines.
For more information about the courses and structure of the program please visit the ISA Baranquilla website.
All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the ISA program will take a total of 6 credits. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.
How to Apply
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.
Students applying to an ISA program should complete the ISA application
while also completing the Appalachian application.
For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page