Universidad Icesi is located in Cali, a bustling city in the Valle del Cauca region. Cali is an important industrial and commercial hub, but also retains its traditional charm and cultural heritage. Known as the world’s salsa capital, music flows into the streets and people everywhere can be found dancing along to the rhythms as they go about their daily routines. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the historic Centro sipping a refreshing tinto (coffee) and observing the beautiful architecture of the La Merced and La Ermita churches, among other colonial-era buildings.  

Founded in 1979 by local business leaders, Universidad Icesi has expanded greatly to encompass a wide variety of academic disciplines and educational opportunities. Icesi students learn to known and act to create a better world. Universidad Icesi is one of the best universities in Colombia, and has been ranked as the 118th best university in Latin America by QS World University Rankings.

ISEP students immerse themselves in Colombian culture and daily life by taking university classes with local students and living in the community. The university has an active student body, and ISEP students can participate in sports teams, cultural activities and student groups. Universidad Icesi has a "buddy system" to connect ISEP students with local students and adjust to life in Cali!

Get to know Icesi

Course Description

Icesi offers courses taught entirely in Spanish in a variety of subjects including business, engineering, physical sciences, international relations and social sciences. One Spanish as as second language course is also included in ISEP benefits. 

Tips for finding courses:

1. View the list of degree programs

2. Click on the "Facultad" on the left sidebar to choose the academic department, then click on the subject. 

3. Next, click on “Plan de Estudios” at the top of the page. 

4. Click on the plus sign next to each semester to see the courses offered. Courses in odd-numbered semesters (1,3,5,7) are offered January – June, and courses in even-numbered semesters (2,4,6,8) are offered July – December. 

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT ADVISOR Maggie Montgomery 703-504-9991 | MMontgomery@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Advisor and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.

Academics

Undergraduate
(in Spanish)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Biology

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Business Management Economics Finance International Business/Trade/Commerce Marketing

  • Computer and Information Sciences

    Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

  • Education

    Elementary Education

  • Engineering: Recommended!

    Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Industrial Engineering Systems Engineering

  • English Language and Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

    Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Sciences:

    Medicine Pharmacy

  • History

  • International/Global Studies Recommended!

    International Relations and Affairs

  • Law/Criminal Justice

  • Natural Resources/Conservation:

    Environmental Science Sustainability Studies

  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Geology/Earth Science

  • Psychology

  • Social Sciences:

    Anthropology Geography Political Science and Government Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Art Studies Design and Visual Communications Music Performance Music Technology Music Theory and Composition

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Reading Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Listening Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Speaking Score: B1 - Intermediate High
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility

Graduate
(in Spanish)

Fields of Study

  • Biology

  • Business: Recommended!

    Economics Entrepreneurship Finance Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Marketing

  • Education

    Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language

  • Engineering:

    Computer Engineering Environmental Engineering Industrial Engineering

  • Health Sciences

  • Law/Criminal Justice

  • Physical Sciences

    Chemistry

  • Social Sciences

    Political Science and Government

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility

Other Academic Conditions

Courses in the following fields may have limited availibility and are subject to review and approval of the appropriate pre-requisites: Industrial Design, Interactive Media Design and Medicine. 

It is highly recommended to choose courses from only one degree program in order to reduce course schedule clashes. 

Graduate students: Master's in Economy courses may be limited and MBA Global degree courses are not available. Interest in other Master's programs will be reviewed upon request.

 

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