EAFIT

EAFIT’s 50th-anniversary celebration in 2010 was a chance to reflect once again on the symbiotic relationship between our institution and the outside community.

The real-world relevance of our university’s programs, combined with our close ties to the productive sector and faculty and staff who are trained under the highest quality standards, make our university a space that provides direct access to the outside world, while at the same time equipping students with knowledge that legitimizes the human/ ethical component and is supported by the new technologies.

Existing academic programs at the time did not fully meet the expectations of Antioquia’s business community and that dissatisfaction was the catalyst for the signing of the charter for the Escuela de Administración y Finanzas (School of Administration and Finance, or EAF) on May 4, 1960. Three months later, on Aug. 17, American professor Bernard J.
Hargadon Jr. began teaching a class on Accounting Principles, part of the Business Administration curriculum, in a classroom in downtown Medellín.

From those humble beginnings, various developments later occurred that would transform the institution into one of Colombia’s leading academic centers. The first change took place in 1962 when the Instituto Tecnológico (Institute of Technology) opened its doors and began offering degree programs in textile, industrial and mechanical technologies and computer programming. That was the moment when two more letters (the I and T) were added to the EAF name.

In 1963, EAFIT moved to its current campus, located in La Aguacatala neighborhood on Medellín’s south side. It is there that the institution’s most important transformations have occurred, including its recognition in 1971 as a university and the cancellation.
of the technical programs to make way for new fields of study. EAFIT eventually comprised four schools: Management (1979), Engineering (1979), Sciences and Humanities (1997) and Law (1999). The university’s fifth school was opened in 2012: Economics and Finance.

In another major development, the National Education Ministry granted the university accreditation as a high-quality institution for the first time in 2003 and in 2010 extended that recognition for a period of eight years.

Today, EAFIT is a cutting-edge university that offers 19 undergraduate programs, 3 doctorates, 21 master’s degree programs and more than 60 graduate certificate programs, as well as continuing education programs, language courses and more. The institution also has satellite campuses in Bogotá, Pereira, and Llanogrande (Rionegro).

Colombia jumps overseas – the Asia Pacific ahead. Learn more here: www.eafit.edu.co/medios/eleafitense/108/Paginas/colombia-al-otro-lado-del-charco-esta-asia-pacifico.aspx Asian week 2017 – Read more about the 11th edition of the Asian week at EAFIT: www.eafit.edu.co/centros/asia-pacifico/semana-asia/Paginas/Semana_Asia_2017.aspx

Programs taught in:
Spanish (Colombia)

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Universidad EAFIT

The Spanish as a Foreign Language Program at Universidad EAFIT in Medellin is a comprehensive program for Spanish language acquisition, allowing students to develop their ... [+]

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The Spanish as a Foreign Language Program at Universidad EAFIT in Medellin is a comprehensive program for Spanish language acquisition, allowing students to develop their language communication skills effectively. As recognition of its quality, this is the first Spanish as a Foreign Language Program in Colombia to be certified by the Spanish Instituto Cervantes. The six levels of proficiency described by the Common European Framework (A1 to C1) are distributed into 15 courses, each lasting 38 hours. In order to optimize learning and classroom interaction, each group only consists of 3-8 students.

The learning experience is ensured through:

Classes that are taught based on effective and proper communication in small groups with highly qualified teachers A conversation partner in order to access a more colloquial level of Spanish The possibility to attend classes in the University's undergraduate programs. This opportunity gives students access to the language at an academic level; classes are subject to University scheduling Cultural activities offered daily throughout the campus for greater language immersion Program Methodology ... [-]
Colombia Medellín
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Spanish (Colombia)
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Universidad EAFIT

Summer School will offer more than 90 courses for children, adolescents, and adults from Colombia and around the world, giving these participants the chance to interact w ... [+]

Summer School will offer more than 90 courses for children, adolescents, and adults from Colombia and around the world, giving these participants the chance to interact with other students and explore their interest areas.

New courses of interest will be developed for the summer season (June 13th to August 7th) in fields such as political science, urbanism, entrepreneurship, finance, and engineering. The goal is to expand knowledge areas through a didactic approach, encouraging students to experience the university and the city in a unique way during the summer recess.This program seeks to promote a teaching and learning process that incorporates new academic elements into the task of preparing competent individuals, helping them face the crucial moment of choosing which degree program to pursue while also allowing the participants to experience the city of Medellín and the major transformations it has undergone from a historical and cultural perspective. The Summer School’s course offering is currently divided into:... [-]

Colombia Medellín
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Location address
Universidad EAFIT
Main Campus

Medellín, Antioquia, CO
Location address
EAFIT Pereira
Carrera 19 #12-70 Megacentro Pinares

Pereira, Risaralda, CO
Location address
EAFIT Bogotá
Carrera 12 # 96-23, oficina 304

Bogotá, Bogota, CO