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  • Locations: Barranquilla, Colombia
  • Program Terms: Short-Term Fall
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Short-Term Fall 2020 04/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 12/12/2020 12/20/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Provider: Faculty-Led
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class Standing: Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Faculty Program Leader: Edelmira Segovia, Laura Siljander Advisor: Kara Pike Inman
Program Description:
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Yoga and Meditation in Gitana

Program Description

Program Overview
On this program students will retreat to Colombia before the holidays where you will partake in daily yoga and meditation classes, eat clean and locally sourced foods, and grow in your wellness and spirituality. 

We will spend time in Cartagena, a beach community that is known for its cobblestone walkways and vibrantly colored buildings. We will also spend time in Gitana del Mar, which is a beachfront Eco Lodge.  

Program Features​

  • Daily yoga and meditation
  • Explore the Mercado de Bazurto and the Bohemian Getsemani area in Cartagena 
  • Colombian cuisine 
  • Tubing and hiking
  • Optional surf lesson 


  • Degree-seeking student
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of participation
  • Junior standing (or admission to Cameron School of Business)
  • 2.5+ GPA 
  • Good judicial standing 

Academic Details

PED 101: Wellness - Yoga and Meditation in Gitana (2 credit hours)
PEDL: Wellness Lab - Yoga and Meditation in Gitana (1 credit hour)

PED 101 satisfies the Lifetime Wellness requirement for University Studies

Program Dates

Program Deadline:
April 15, 2020

Tentative Program Dates 
December 12-20, 2020

Financial Details

Estimated Program Fee: $2,219

Program Cost Includes:

  • All transportation once in Colombia
  • Lodging 
  • Most meals
  • All yoga and meditation classes
  • Hiking 
  • Tubing
  • Health Insurance
Additional Costs:
(not included in the program fee)
  • International Airfare
  • Yellow fever vaccination
  • Tips for guides 
  • A few meals
  • Passport, if needed

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding. 

UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at

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