Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar

Open Access UTB

Spanish and Cultural Immersion

Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, it’s not surprising that Cartagena is the birthplace of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s magical realism and the jewel in the crown of Colombia’s Caribbean coastline.
The city’s exuberant atmosphere, colonial architecture and abundance of cultural activities provides the perfect setting for students interested in learning Spanish while immersing themselves in the local culture.
Come discover Cartagena’s beauty and vibrant people for yourself!
We have created the Spanish and Cultural Immersion Course for students who want to learn Spanish while gaining a deeper understanding of Cartagena’s rich culture and history.
  • Our courses are available all year round and are offered either in the morning or in the afternoon
  • Prices listed are for a minimum of two students per class
  • Private classes are also available for students who prefer personalized attention
  • For groups of 6 students or more, additional discounts will be applied
 2 to 4 weeks5 to 8 weeksMore than 8 weeks
20 hours per week
220 USD per week200 USD per week180 USD per week
10 hours per week
110 USD per week100 USD per week90 USD per week
5 hours per week
55 USD per week50 USD per week45 USD per week
We have also designed a series of dynamic Advanced Spanish courses for students who need to improve specific areas or abilities. At no extra cost, students may choose from the following courses:
Advanced Conversation
Advanced Grammar
Creative Writing
Academic Writing

The cultural programming of our Spanish and Cultural Immersion Course is an integral component of our course and the perfect opportunity for students to practice their language skills outside of the classroom. Students have the possibility to choose from several outings and activities offered by the cultural associations that work in collaboration with our university. All of cultural partners are independently-run organizations whose initiatives aim to promote sustainable development and capacity-building for the local population. Many activities have no fee associated with them, while others do involve a fee to cover transportation and other expenses. Here are some of the activities that we highly recommend:


Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar is Cartagena’s highest ranking private university, offering programs in Engineering, Economic and Administrative Sciences, and in the Humanities. It has numerous partnership agreements with top national and international universities.
Additionally, its language center is Cartagena’s only academic institution accredited by the Instituto Cervantes, the world’s leading organization responsible for promoting the study and teaching of Spanish language and culture.
It’s no wonder why our university was voted as one the 8 best Spanish study abroad programs in Latin America (Matador Travel Network)!

Contact information


Campus Casa Lemaitre Campus Casa Lemaitre: Calle del Bouquet - Cra.21 #25-92, barrio Manga
email: languages@unitecnologica.edu.co
Tel: (+57) (5) 660-6041 Ext.433
Cartagena - Colombia

Examen de Clasificación

Please click on this link to do the Placement Test.