Study Abroad in Colombia

Bogotá, Colombia
May 13 - June 18, 2012
Service Learning and Software Engineering

Course Objective

Xavier University is proud to offer a five-week inter-institutional service learning and study abroad summer experience in computing, located at Javeriana University in Bogotá, Colombia. Computer science students from any Jesuit university will complete a course in Software Engineering on-site, while participating in computer-related service learning projects.

The course will include a team-based project that will be a component in the Javeriana School of Engineering?s Prosofi Center for the Development of Usme Communities. Project teams will mix students from participating Jesuit universities along with students from Javeriana.

Participants will also be directly involved in educational efforts in an Usme neighborhood. The program includes a course in Spanish language and Colombian culture, tailored to each student?s level of Spanish proficiency.

Students will reside in two-bedroom apartments with a kitchenette at the Viaggio Urbano, adjacent to Javeriana University. 


  • Computer science through the Data Structures level
  • Pre-existing knowledge of Spanish is helpful, but not required


  • $4500 (tentative)
  • Six credit hours
  • Accommodations
  • Partial board (breakfast daily and weekday lunches)
  • In-country transportation


  • Coloma Coffee Farm
  • Salt mines
  • Tour of Bogotá


I want to go.
What do I do next?

  1. If you do not already have a passport (not a passport card), apply for one as soon as possible.