Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Bogotá, Colombia

overlooking the rooftops of the crowded city of Bogota, Colombia

Founded in 1623, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana promotes the importance of research and interdisciplinary studies. With its main campus in downtown Bogotá, Javeriana is uniquely situated to provide its students with opportunities to participate in internships and social projects that contribute to their international experience. Javeriana was the university in Colombia to be awarded Institutional Accreditation by the Colombian Ministry of Education for its high academic quality and pursuit of excellence.

Academic Calendar

The Javeriana academic calendar begins in January and ends in December.

First Semester
January - June
Second Semester
July - December



Students will enroll as full-time students for one semester alongside Javeriana graduate students, and earn up to 9 credits toward their graduate degree from AU. Programs of study include:

  • Biodiversity Conservation and Use
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Environmental Management
  • International Relations
  • Latin American Studies
  • Political Studies
  • Rural Development
  • Social Public Policy

Language Requirement

Students must demonstrate proficiency in Spanish by obtaining either the DELE diploma B2 level or an advanced proficiency certification from a licensed Spanish teacher.

Students will also have the opportunity to take intensive Spanish language courses at Javeriana to improve their language skills without incurring additional costs.

Important Update!

This program is not currently accepting applications in Fall 2022.

Suggested Program Match

This program is compatible with Comparative Regional Studies and Global Environmental Politics.

Students may take courses in any graduate program provided the student meets the state academic requirements.

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Underlining the global part of my degree

The professors' experiences helped ground the material in the real world.

The Environmental and Rural Studies department at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana was very welcoming and offered a broad range of classes that complement my studies at SIS. My experience in Colombia served as a great opportunity to begin brainstorming, designing, and starting the research for my capstone paper. During my semester in Bogota, I tried new foods, improved my Spanish, learned about Colombian environmental policy and trends, took classes that taught valuable skills, and had time to travel and explore my personal academic interests.