Bogotá and Colombia

Bogotá and Colombia

During the 2014 World Cup, the Colombian team surprised the world, lighting up the field with its stellar performance. The team defied all expectations. The same can be said of the country in general: it’s on the move.

As a recent article in CNN pointed out:

There was a time when few travelers visited Colombia, when the country was synonymous with drug lords, when the only English you heard on the streets was spoken by American Marines.
That Colombia—a country of conflict and cartels—has largely disappeared, replaced by a rejuvenated capital of Bogota and a resilient culture that refuses to be bogged down by the dark days.
Premonitions and stereotypes should be swept aside before visiting this South American country of spectacular scenery. Today’s Colombia is much more than the ugly Escobar legacy or its famed Andean coffee—though a cup of café will most certainly reach your hands during a trip.


Life in Bogota

Studying or teaching business in Bogota is a great idea for several reasons:

  • Bogota is a cosmopolitan, prosperous, up-and-coming city.
  • It boasts a vibrant and diverse cultural and intellectual life.
  • There is an active expat community.
  • With more than 100,000 companies in operation here (including over 150 multinationals), Bogota offersmany work opportunities, as well asopportunities to connect with the country’s top headhunters.
  • In 2011, Fortune magazine ranked Bogota as one of the top 15 new cities in the world in which to do business.

Additional Resources

Living in Bogota: A Practical Guide by Expats and Locals for Expats

Internations: Expat Colombia Chapter

The Answer is Colombia

US State Department: Colombia Travel Warning

Bogotá Turismo

Uniandes campus


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