EAFIT University in Medellin


The EAFIT University in Medellin is a private university in Medellin’s El Poblado district.  It has great Spanish as a second language courses there for foreigners, as well as a variety of high quality options for studies in Spanish.  My good friend and professor at EAFIT University, Daniel, invited me to come visit the campus.  I’d been curious to see what one of the most expensive private universities in Medellin would look like, so I jumped at the opportunity.

 

The library at EAFIT University Medellin.

Does the university that you attended have a moat around the library?  For some reason I doubt it.  If there was a moat around the library at my university we could have skated around the building for the majority of the semester.  That would’ve been cool.  I think I’ll have to suggest that to the University of Lethbridge where I studied.

 

 Campus complete with palm trees and big views.

Palm trees, also not likely at a Canadian university.  EAFIT University is truly a beautiful campus, with well kept grounds, and bustling students everywhere.  These bustling students were all, however, really young.  I’m aware that I was at a university, and I’m no longer “of university age”, but back home there are many “mature students” that would resemble someone like myself.  I don’t think I saw a single student here that was over 22. I guess Colombians decide what they want to do earlier in life.

 The sports pitch at EAFIT.

A nice grass soccer field; not an uncommon site in most of North America.  In Colombia, however, this is a rare luxury.  There are no public grass soccer pitches.  This day there was a group enjoying the sun, and practicing baseball on the far end of the field.  Baseball is not a big sport in this part of Colombia, but on the Caribbean coast of Colombia it’s much bigger.  Colombia’s most celebrated player, Edgar Renteria is from Barranquilla, home to one of the most amazing events I’ve ever attended: Carnaval de Barranquilla.

I’ve heard great things about the Spanish program here at EAFIT University.  I’d recommend checking it out if you are looking to study Spanish in Medellin.  It’s a beautiful campus, and very close to where most foreigners live during their stay here.

Abrazos.

 

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