Quick Info

  • Manizales, Colombia
  • Summer
  • : Panther Program
  • : History, Political Science, Spanish Language, Literature, and Studies
  • : Mid-May 2019 - End June 2019
  • : In-State: $4,530 ; Out-of-State: $4,730
  • : October 15, 2018
  • : 2.75 GPA (2.5 for engineers), Clear Judicial Record

Academics

This interdisciplinary seminar is designed to prepare students for their in-country residence experience. Students will examine the history, culture, politics and geography of Manizales and Colombia and their place within Latin American. Issues dealing with cross-cultural communication and the challenges and rewards of the international living experience will be examined. Students will also be guided through the design of individual field projects that they will carry out during their residence experience in May and June.

While living with a host family, students will carry out their individual field investigations, collecting data and information for evaluation.  The project director will be present throughout the program to provide guidance and direction.  Final written project reports will be completed upon return to the US and submitted at a deadline set by the director of the program.

On-Site Faculty And Staff

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Housing

You will stay with local families for the duration of the program. Meals will be included.

Pricing And Dates

Summer 2019 Pricing & Dates:

In-State Fee Out-of-State Fee
$4,530 $4730
Depart USA Return to U.S.
Mid-May 2019 End-June 2019

Keep in mind that dates change.  You shouldn't book airfare until given confirmation from your program manager.

Other Important Dates:

Please Note: All students are required to attend the mandatory Pre-Departure Bash.  This afternoon long event will cover important topics relevant to study abroad like health, safety, security, and more.  Plus, it will give you the chance to meet other students studying abroad on your programs!  Alumni and staff will also be present to help you start thinking about your goals for the program.

The Pre-Departure Bash for this program will be on: February 1, 2019 at TBD in TBD. Your program manager will follow up with more information once you begin your application!

 

Inclusions & Exclusions

As a part of your program fee, the following are included:

  • 6-credits of tuition (summer field program)
  • Room and Board with a Host Family
  • Rountrip airfare
  • Health Insurance
  • Some cultural activities & excursions

While your program fee will cover most of your expenses, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Program Deposit ($350, to be credited to your program bill)
  • Pitt Study Abroad Administrative Fee ($300)
  • Visa Fees if applicable
  • All incidental expenses

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our Budgeting page for more information.

Special Information

The CLAS Scholarship Field Program is significantly underwritten by the Center For Latin America Studies (CLAS) .Participants will be responsible for tuition cost and associated fees.Candidates are required to be full time, degree seeking undergraduates (from any discipline) maintaining a minimum of a 2.75 grade point average.  Freshmen, sophomores, juniors or seniors who possess the necessary skills and disposition are welcome to apply.

By the time the field component begins, applicants must possess sufficient Spanish language proficiency to communicate effectively with their host families, travel independently and carry out their individual projects.

Most importantly, interested applicants must demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, assimilate to a new culture, and welcome cross-cultural interaction.  Selected candidates must be initiative taking, self-directed and comfortable functioning with little supervision. 

Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Tim Crawford

Walk-In Advising Hours: MWF 2-4 PM

Hi Everyone! I’m Tim, a Program Manager here in the Study Abroad Office. I’m proud to be from a small town in Central PA but now love calling Pittsburgh home. My study abroad experience includes a semester in France during my sophomore year, Spring Break in London during Grad School and Summer in Italy as a Program Assistant. My experiences opened my eyes to the rest of the world and I’d love to help you take advantage of the numerous study abroad opportunities here at Pitt. Outside of the office, I’m always looking for the next adventure whether it’s exploring a new city or new neighborhood in PGH. I fully embrace the yinzer way of life and plan my schedule accordingly around every Pens, Bucs and Stillers game. I’d love to talk to you more about any of our study abroad programs and answer any of your questions. Please reach me at TSC29@pitt.edu or 412-648-2156.