Exchange Students

Javeriana Cali welcomes international students who are interested in experiencing academia in Colombia. Currently, we have over 70 bilateral cooperation agreements that allow us to welcome international students for student exchanges, study visits, internships and research. So far we have received students from Germany, France, Spain, Austria, Poland, Switzerland, Italy, Lithuania, United States, Canada, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, and Chile among others. 

The international academic mobility program at Javeriana Cali is aimed at international students who wish to spend a semester or an academic year studying at our university during their undergraduate or graduate studies. International students who do their exchange through our international agreements receive a tuition waiver at our university. If your university does not have an agreement with Javeriana Cali, you can participate in an exchange program paying for the credits of the courses you take. Click here for more information.

 

Application Dates

First semester 2018 (End of January- June): October 15th, 2017

Second semester 2018 (End of July-December): April 15th, 2018

Requirements and Documentation:

International students who want to apply to the exchange program and study one or two semesters at Javeriana Cali should send the following documentation: 

  • Fill out the application form (click here.)
  • Academic transcript. 
  • Motivation letter.
  • Recommendation letter from a professor at your university of origin.
  • Since most courses are in spanish, it is important to demonstrate a good level of spanish by sending an official letter by your university. 
  • Copy of passport. 
  • Important: each student should have an international medical insurance and a student visa.  

Students should apply through International Relations Office of their university of origin. Applying students will be evaluated by the International Relations Office and director of the program to which the student applies. The IRO will report directly to the International Relations Office of the University of origin.

The application should be sent virtually to:

Incoming Mobility Area
Tel: +57 (2) 321 82 00 Ext: 9051
E-mail: incoming@javerianacali.edu.co

 

Services offered

International students at Javeriana Cali have access to all services and facilities offered at the university such as sports, cultural activities, student groups, pastoral services, health services and counseling services among others.

Degree Seeking Students

Javeriana Cali welcomes international degree seeking students. The university has four schools (Economic and Administrative Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Engineering, and Health Sciences) and offers a great variety of programs and disciplines: 19 undergraduate programs and 27 graduate programs.

For students interested in earning their undergraduate degree or master’s at Javeriana Cali, it is important to take into account that the large majority of our courses are in spanish and thus a good level of spanish is required. 

Documentation for Undergraduate Admission:

Documentation required for admission to an undergraduate program at Javeriana Cali Colombia as an international student or a colombian student who is finishing high school abroad: 

  • Two copies of the results of the colombian national state exam "ICFES" or the results of any examination abroad recognized by ICFES in its Resolution 000147-2014. Click here.
  • Copy of high school diploma or degree.
  • Validation of the high school diploma by the Ministry of National Education of Colombia (Resolution 631 of February 1997) - those who have studied in countries signatory to the Andrés Bello Convention - Bolivia, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Spain, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela - are exempted from this requirement.
  • All documents that are not in spanish should be translated. 
  • Copy of passport.
  • Copy of student visa.
  • Copy of medical insurance.

IMPORTANT: The academic transcripts and high school or undergraduate diplomas should have an apostille affixed by the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the agency responsible for this process (the Hague Convention) in the country of origin. In the case that your country does not belong to the the Hague Convention, the documents should be authenticated or sealed by the Consul of Colombia in the country of origin and endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia.

Documentation for Graduate Admission:

Documentation required for admission to an undergraduate program at Javeriana Cali Colombia as an international student or a Colombian student who is finishing an undergraduate program abroad:  

  • Original academic transcript.
  • Copy of bachelor’s diploma or degree. 
  • All documents that are not in spanish should be translated. 
  • Copy of passport.
  • Copy of student visa.
  • Copy of medical insurance.

IMPORTANT: The academic transcripts and high school or undergraduate diplomas should have an apostille affixed by the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the agency responsible for this process (the Hague Convention) in the country of origin. In case your country does not belong to the the Hague Convention, the documents should be authenticated or sealed by the Consul of Colombia in the country of origin and endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia.

For more information please visit 

Undergraduate admissions (click here).

Graduate admissions (click here).

Scholarships for International Students 

The Colombian government (ICETEX) offers scholarships to foreign citizens who want to study a graduate program (either a master’s or PhD level). For more information click here.

Learn Spanish at Javeriana Cali

The Communication and Language Department at Javeriana Cali offers a “Functional Spanish for Foreigners” course. The course is oriented towards the improvement of linguistic skills of its students and the refinement of oral communication skills. 

The Functional Spanish for Foreigners Program aims at giving non-spanish speakers proficiency in language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking within a Colombian cultural and linguistic framework. The program emphasizes day-to-day situations through exercises and activities that use the language as a functional method of communication. 

Read more.

 

International Networks

Association of Jesuit Universities in Latin America - AUSJAL 

AUSJAL is the Association for Jesuit Universities in Latin America. It has 31 members in 14 countries in Latin America. The Javeriana Cali is an active member of this association that brings unique benefits to the academic community and future students, by pushing the boundaries and enhancing the chances of students in a more comprehensive understanding of the world. Visit AUSJAL here

AUSJAL is an international association for academic cooperation, mobility of students and faculty, research, disciplinary and interdisciplinary networks and thematic networks. 

AUSJAL is formed by universities and peer networks. Peer networks develop initiatives in accordance with the strategic priorities of the association. Through the development of these projects, the associations seek to create partnerships with other institutions in Latin America and around the world. Javeriana Cali belongs to the following peer networks:

  • Network Links AUSJAL click here.
  • Engineering Network click here.
  • Education Network click here.
  • Human Rights Network click here.
  • EDUTIC´s Network click here.
  • Pastoral Network.
  • University Social Responsibility Network click here.
  • Academic Cooperation and Interinstitutional Relations Network (CARI) click here.
  • Environmental and Sustainability Network click here.
  • Social Communication Network click here.
  • Editorial Network click here.

The focuses of AUSJAL are academic cooperation and academic exchange. Academic exchange, on the one hand, refers to the exchange of information, knowledge, experiences and good practices and, on the other, to the exchange of students, professors and researchers.

Javeriana Cali is involved in several proposals, projects and peer networks of AUSJAL. One of our commitments to AUSJAL is our participation in the P17 project: ¨Internationalization of AUSJAL graduate programs¨. The objective of this project is to incorporate an international dimension in the offer of graduate programs at AUSJAL member universities. The project also aims to define a process to achieve a larger number of graduate programs with elements of internationalization and the definition of regional research projects. 

AUSJAL member universities

ARGENTINA

BRASIL

CHILE

ECUADOR

EL SALVADOR

GUATEMALA

MÉXICO

NICARAGUA

PARAGUAY

PERÚ

REPÚBLICA DOMINICANA

URUGUAY

VENEZUELA

Association of Jesuit Colleges & Universities - AJCU

Besides our active participation in the Association for Jesuit Universities in Latin America, Javeriana Cali has also been working together with jesuit universities in the United States through the Association of Jesuit Colleges & Universities - AJCU. AJCU is an American organization that represents jesuit higher education among its various constituencies, provides a forum for the exchange of information and experiences in jesuit higher education, and encourages and facilitates collaborative initiatives among its member institutions. The purposes of AJCU are the following: 1) continued study of new educational problems in the light of jesuit policy and practice, 2) continued effort to improve educational effectiveness of jesuit colleges and universities, 3) effective promotion of inter-institutional cooperation, especially among jesuit institutions, 4) a unified influence in national organizations, programs and developments, 5) effective assistance in participating in federal and other national programs supporting research and educational projects, 6) effective dissemination to member institutions of important information, and 7) to be a forum for exchange of experiences and information. For more information on AJCU, click here

Javeriana Cali cooperation with AJCU Higher Education Institutions

UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO AND JAVERIANA CALI 

Javeriana Cali and the University of San Francisco started collaborative efforts in 2010 under the encouragement of Dr. Gerardo Marin. 

  • Arrupe Social Immersion Program: begins in 2012, and in march 2014, the third version will be conducted. Approximately 15 to 20 students and 3 faculty members participate.
  • Faculty lead immersion for nursing, public health, and pre-med USF students. The first group of eight students and one faculty was held in may - june 2012. In march 2014, the second immersion with twelve students and one faculty the second immersion took place. 

GONZAGA UNIVERSITY  

Collaborative endeavors with Gonzaga University started in 2008 within the framework of the Twinning Agreement between the Jesuit Provinces of Oregon and Colombia.

  • Community Leadership Experience between Javeriana Cali and Gonzaga University. Seven students at master’s level and two at doctoral level participated in 2013. In may 2015, the second version of this activity will take place.
  • The approach to the study of leadership has been of interest to a group of professors at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali. Initially the experience was focused on working on the design of leadership experiences for university students. It subsequently moved towards strengthening capacity of community leaders. In this context, Gonzaga University’s track record in leadership training, both undergraduate and graduate, is well recognized.
  • The process of cooperation on the topic with Gonzaga was initiated in 2008 with our faculty professor Claudia Mora’s visit to Gonzaga. In 2011, Prof Lazarina Topuzova of GU took part in the “Spanish and Cultural Immersion” course at PUJ Cali. The coordination process took two years. Finally in may 2013, Prof. Topuzova offered the course. It was conducted between may 19 and june 2 - 2013, at the Instituto Mayor Campesino in Buga. 
  • The project revolved around two questions: What alternatives could young farmers find to stay ahead in the rural developmental processes,  and what alternatives can be implemented to encourage the marketing of agro products.

AJCU 

“Spanish and Cultural Immersion” course for AJCU partner universities in the United States. 

From 2008 to 2013, 49 staff and faculty participated.

  • This cooperative program began with the Twinning Agreement signed between the Jesuit Provinces of Oregon and Colombia seeking a cultural, Jesuit identity and academic encounters, with a latter move towards academic cooperation between the universities Gonzaga and Seattle, and universities Javeriana Bogotá and Cali in the two provinces. Gradually others universities joined the program, in particular the universities of San Francisco, Loyola New Orleans and John Carroll University.
  • In 2008, PUJ Cali offered Seattle and Gonzaga the first Spanish and Cultural Immersion course with an emphasis on the colombian southwest and pacific. 
  • This program is developed within the framework of the regular Functional Spanish Course for Foreigners - EFE, which has a long history in the PUJ Cali. The cultural activities and the classroom are designed to encourage the learning of spanish and the communicative practice.

MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY - DUAL VIRTUAL IMMERSION PROGRAM 

With the support of the Online Consortium of Jesuit Higher Education in the Americas. The Inter - University Online Consortium of Jesuit Higher Education in the Americas is intended to create the operational organizational structure and rules, and allow the exchange of students through online courses, as well as programs and courses offered through virtual platforms between AUSJAL universities and AJCU.

Virtual Dual Immersion - Telecollaboration occurs when two native speakers of different languages work together in real time to help each other improve their communication and intercultural proficiency by sharing linguistic competence and local and global issues.

  • Since february 2010, over 700 Javeriana students and 1200 Marquette students have participated in the online language exchanges.
  • From 2007-II to 2013-II, about 14,000 students of courses in english and spanish have gone through the project. One hundred thirty eight teachers from 22 universities in the United States and Latin America have collaborated.
  • The project started as a pilot in November of 2006 when Colleen Coffey of Marquette University’s Spanish Department tested a CALL-based global classroom approach to language learning, together with the language faculty at the Universidad Javeriana in Cali, Colombia, led by Profs. José Vicente Arizmendi and Óscar Mora.
  • The project will be extended as part of the consortium formed in 2009 between the AJCU and the Association of Latin American Universities Entrusted to the Society of Jesus (AUSJAL) representing the 31 jesuit universities in Latin America.

SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY - GLOBAL SOCIAL BENEFIT INCUBATOR 

The Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI®) is a hub for accelerating global, innovation-based entrepreneurship in service to humanity.

The GSBI® Network is a growing group of jesuit universities and other mission-aligned institutions with a common focus on leveraging social enterprise for social benefit. Eight universities are participating from: India (4), Philippines (1), Spain (1), Mexico (1) and Colombia (1).

Our university accepted the invitation to join GSBI global network on july 2011 at the meeting of IAJBS – Peru contributing in the following aspects:

  1. Social entrepreneurship initiatives focused on poverty alleviation conducted by Javeriana Cali show evidence of our approach.
  2. Strong university support for social entrepreneurship initiatives focused on poverty alleviation. 
  3. A clearly identified "champion" committed to impact and social entrepreneurship as a new model of development.
  4. Over the last 10 years, PUJ Cali has developed entrepreneurship education and the research group EIDOS, supporting entrepreneurs with our in campus incubator.

Within the GSBI some outcomes for PUJ Cali:

  • Since 2012, PUJ Cali has advanced in preparing academic cases of social entrepreneurs.
  • During 2013, the syllabus of our course of social entrepreneurship was adjusted to the equivalent offered by Santa Clara University.
  • As a team, an early version of the concept of social entrepreneurship was developed for the network during the meeting in january 2013 at XLRI, Jamshedpur, India. Additionally, the third academic social entrepreneurs’ cases were completed.
  • A model accompanying social entrepreneurs’ initiatives was initiated with input from the experiences of IBSS Santa Clara, USA, and other universities of the network. This model will be presented in late 2014.
  • In 2013, we received the visit of Mr. Nobuyuki Otsuka, IDB representative for Latin America, to explore potential projects in Colombia in the future. This visit was suggested by GSBI. The result of the visit was to establish the channel with the IDB to explore future projects.

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY 

Community Health/Pre-health Program, march 2014, 12 students and one faculty

-Project Description

  • The Fordham College at Rose Hill Spring Break Community Health Program in Cali, Colombia is a service abroad program designed for students in the sciences with an interest in health issues in developing countries. 
  • The governmental, societal, environmental and cultural factors that influence healthcare, and international health issues and programs are the focus of the experience. 
  • Students should expect to learn about overcoming challenges in healthcare from the context of a developing country.
  • Students will attend presentations by doctors at Javeriana University (The Jesuit University of Colombia) and students from the Javeriana School of Health. 
  • They will also have clinical placements at private, public and rural hospitals and clinics as well as service at public community (Ladera Community). Program participants will serve as observers and assistants in the clinics—not practitioners. 

SEATTLE UNIVERSITY

2010 and 2011: faculty collaboration and exchange in the areas of restorative justice and research in cultural production of the communities in rural areas.

XAVIER UNIVERSITY

February 2014, virtual collaboration between Xaviers’s Faith and Culture Office and the Social Responsibility Office at Javeriana Cali.

-Objectives:

  • To share experiences between Xavier University and Javeriana Cali related to the green campus management. 
  • To identify common interest for a future interchange in different areas.

-Participants

  • Environmental Committee from Javeriana, teachers and staff. 
  • Campus Green Committee from Xavier University, students and teachers.

International Agreements

Multilateral agreement for the academic exchange of students. 

  • AUSJAL 

Association of Jesuit Universities in Latin America for academic cooperation and academic exchange.

Academic interchanges and investigative internships for students with 31 universities of Latin America and Europe.

ARGENTINA

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AUSTRIA

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BOLIVIA

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BRAZIL

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CANADA

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CHILE

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COSTA RICA

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CUBA 

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 

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ECUADOR

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EL SALVADOR

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FRANCE

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  • Asociación Internacional e Interdisciplinar de la Decisión - A2ID 
  • Ecole Nationale Supérieure d' Electronique, Informatique et Radiocommunications de Bordeaux (ENSEIRB)
  • Universidad Católica de Lille

 

GERMANY

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GUATEMALA

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ITALY

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KOREA

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MEXICO

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NETHERLANDS

NICARAGUA

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PANAMA

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PARAGUAY

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PERÚ

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PUERTO RICO

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SPAIN

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UNITED STATES

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URUGUAY

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VENEZUELA

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