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The Universidad de La Sabana is a stunning modern campus famous for its beautiful surroundings, friendly atmosphere, professional staff and welcoming students. The campus offers numerous restaurants, sporting facilities, brand new buildings and more; all contained within its huge private grounds.
The campus is only a short walk from Chía town, which is in the beautiful countryside about 20 minutes north of Bogota. On the weekends students explore Bogota, the many exciting nearby towns and even cities like Medellin and Cartagena are only a short plane ride away.
Although it is a very social and fun University they still take your Spanish progression very serious. All the teachers have Masters Degrees in teaching languages, each lesson is professionally organised and you study in a dedicated language building. Classes are organised by Spanish speaking ability and all levels are catered for. Class sizes are keep small to facilitate personal learning while still allowing for social learning.
All class material is provided and you have free and full access to the University campus including the modern library and “Virtual Sabana” platform. There is also a free placement test before you begin and you receive a professional certificate detailing your Spanish progression when you finish.
Along with the Spanish course we also offer a selection of suitable accommodation options. You can choose from homestay accommodation with selected families, hostels, hotels, and private apartments in Chia and Bogota.
When it comes to where to stay there are two main options students choose from. The first is Bogotá, which is 20 minutes to the south of the University and is also the capital of Colombia. It is quite a large city with over 8 million residents. Most students would stay close to the north of the city but no matter where you stay there is an excellent selection of recreational, sports, arts, culture, nightlife and gastronomy activities and events.
The other main choice is Chia. Chia is a small town about 8 kms north of Bogota. It is very close to the University, about 5 minutes by car or by bike, which make staying in Chia a very popular option for Sabana Spanish students. Chia is very peaceful town and transportation to and from Bogota is possible until around 10:00 p.m. during the week and until 11:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Homestay allows you to live with local Colombian families that are very carefully selected. The accommodation and household is friendly, comfortable, clean, and most importantly safe. There is always easy access to public transportation and students can choice to live in either Bogota or Chia. Normal services include: individual rooms, breakfast, dinner, laundry service or an available washing machine. Most families have Cable TV and Internet.
• Bogota: USD $205 per week (each additional night USD $30)
• Chia: USD $175 per week (each additional night USD $25)
If you prefer independent living quarters, a hostel may be your best option. It’s less expensive than a hotel and offers the same services. Prices vary according to the location and the additional services they provide. We can provide information to those interested in this option.
Hotels and Private Apartments
Bogotá has an enormous variety of hotels and private apartments of all types and price ranges. We can provide the information for those interested in this option and can help with making the reservations. There is an option to suit everyone so let us know if you need help booking a suitable place for you.
General Spanish Course
9:00am to 12 Noon - Monday to Friday
All Levels Available – Beginner to Advanced
The general language course is suitable for all Spanish-speaking levels. No matter if you are a complete beginner or advanced we will group you with people of a similar level and ability. The course is 3 hours per day, 5 days per week.
The general objective of the course is to improve your competence in Spanish while also educating you to Colombian culture and Latin America in general.
The structure is a mix of academic exercises along with and practical lessons that focus on the four language skills: listening, speaking, writing and reading. You will learn an appropriate range of grammar and vocabulary in accordance with the topics studied in class.
Along with classroom study you will also be able to participate in cultural activities and extra curricular courses that will help you practice your Spanish speaking ability along with gaining a cultural knowledge of Colombia.
The overall aim of the Spanish course is to is noticeably improve your Spanish competence while allowing you the opportunity and ability to really experience the best of Colombia.
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Intensive Spanish Course
8:00am - 12 Noon - Monday to Friday
All Levels Available – Beginner to Advanced
The intensive program is for those who really want to see rapid improvement in their Spanish abilities. The main difference between this and the general course is that it is 4 hours of study a day instead of 3.
The Intensive Spanish course builds upon the course framework of the Standard course along with one additional hour of classwork per day. As with the general course it doesn’t matter if you are a complete beginner or already have a strong command of the language – you can still study intensive if you wish. This is an excellent option for those who really want to make the most of their Spanish learning experience and time within Colombia.
By studying the intensive course you will complete 20 hours of Spanish lessons per week and you will definitely see a very fast progression in your Spanish speaking and reading skills. If you need more details on this course or any other information doesn’t hesitate to contact us using the contact form on this page.
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I really, really liked it. I learned a lot and made some great friends. The teachers were incredible and organised everything. We went to visit places very beautiful that I would have seen otherwise. It was amazing. Thank you.
Its been so wonderful. Everyone here is so friendly, kind and gracious. They always want to see how you are doing and give you a great experience of Colombia. The teachers are wonderful and very patient. Before I came I knew no Spanish and know I feel quite comfortable.
I couldn't stay longer!
It’s been very, very great. I can recommend it a lot. Beside classes there is lots of sports and dance classes. You feel like you are getting better every week. I can recommend it to everyone who wants to learn Spanish.
About Universidad de La Sabana
Universidad de La Sabana, located only 20 minutes north of Bogota, offers numerous excellent Spanish programs to international students and foreigners living in Colombia. Spanish classes are held on the university campus in an academic, fun and exciting environment. They are one of Colombia’s best Spanish schools with full approved by the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures.
International students, young travellers, tourists, adults, and professionals will find Sabana’s courses the best choice to quickly improve their language skills while also having the opportunity to learn about Colombian and Latin American culture.
Unlike many other Universities, Universidad de La Sabana gives you full flexibility to start your course on whenever dates suit you best and there is no limit to how many weeks you want to study for. All of the Spanish courses contain a great variety of cultural activities and extracurricular experiences including volunteering, actives and dancing lessons.
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- Food & Drink
- Computer Lab
- Weekly Trips
- Dance Lessons
- Free Placement Test
- Free Course Materials
- Student Visa
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Weekly Colombian Adventures
There are weekly adventure sports, outdoor hikes, cultural experiences and horse riding trips. These include some of the best actives in and close to Bogota. By studying with Sabana you will see and feel the real Colombia and get to combine study with amazing memories of exploring Colombia.
World Class Staff & Campus
Universidad de La Sabana is a renowned University with no expense spared. The University is a picturesque mix of classic Colombian styled architecture and modern cutting edge technology and development. You will find everything you need while feeling completely at home.
And So Much More
On top of the weekly adventures students can get involved with everything the campus and its partners have to offer. Sabana facilitates local volunteering, university sport clubs and societies, and weekly dance lessons - all at no extra cost.