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Colombia Allied Health

May 20 thru 29, 2020

Colombia Allied Health and Nursing

This exciting program will offer a study abroad experience to the Allied Health Division students. The experience will consist of service learning, cultural immersion, and education on different health care practices around the world, specifically in South America and Colombia. Students will also receive instruction on basic medical Spanish.

Who Should Apply?

  • STLCC students, faculty, staff, and community members interested in allied health and nursing programs.
  • All students from Missouri community colleges and universities as well as independent travelers with an interest in educational travel and international studies.
  • All students interested in South American and Colombian culture and the Spanish language.
  • The program requires the ability to walk long distances both on uneven pavement and gravel paths.
  • All students must be 18+ years of age to participate.


To sign up for the program complete the STLCC study abroad online application, Or contact Chris Sulincevski at 314-644-9671 / csulincevski@stlcc.edu.

Space is limited to 20 participants. Apply today!

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  • Required: GLE:101 International Health Care - Colombia (3 credit hours).
  • Course may be audited.
  • Two mandatory pre-departure orientation meetings at St. Louis Community College will be scheduled.

Program Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have a passport at least 60 from the return date from the trip.
  • Must sign up for a designated STLCC course.
  • The program requires the ability to walk long distances both on uneven pavement and gravel paths.


The estimated program fee is $2025* per person based on double occupancy with a minimum of 12 participants.

The program cost includes:

  • Airfare from St. Louis to Bogota.
  • Airport transfers in private coach.
  • Lodging in 3 star hotels in double occupancy.
  • Daily breakfast and some dinners.
  • Private coach and English speaking tour guide to all included tours/attractions.
  • Entrance fees to included attractions.
  • Gratuities for tour guides and included meals.
  • Limited emergency health and travel insurance.

The program cost does NOT include:

  • STLCC tuition (3 credit hours)
  • Passport
  • Gratuities other than specified above
  • Lunches, dinners (unless stated) and snacks.
  • Independent touring
  • Optional health and travel cancellation protection insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Miscellaneous expenses

* The final price may vary due to number of participants, taxes, fees and exchange rate imposed by outside vendors.

Payment Schedule

You can follow this payment schedule or pay quicker with larger payments.

Immediate deposit to secure your spot ……$1050

  • By Dec 20, 2019 ……………$400
  • By Jan 24, 2020 ……………$400
  • By Feb 21, 2020 ……………$175

Cancellation Policy

Full refund: Cancel before February 20, 2020.

Penalties and fees will apply for canceling after February 20, 2020.

No refunds for cancellation on or after March 18, 2020.

STLCC strongly recommends that in addition to the included program insurance you consider purchasing additional health and travel insurance to cover trip interruption.

Tentative Itinerary

May 20, Wednesday:

Flight to Bogota

Transport to Hotel/Check In

Free time/Relax/Explore

Dinner/Icebreakers/Course Expectations/Goal Setting/Journal Time

May 21, Thursday:

Breakfast/Day Expectations

Bogota Bike Tour

Class – History of Colombia & Healthcare


Medical Spanish

Reflection Sharing

May 22, Friday:

Breakfast/Day Expectations

Tour: La Candelaria + Monserrate + Museums of Bogota City


Medical Spanish

Reflection Sharing

May 23, Saturday:

Breakfast/Day Expectations

Tour – Zipaquira Salt Cathedral & Lake Guatavita

Reflection Sharing

May 24, Sunday:

Breakfast/Day Expectations


Discussion of Healthcare in Colombia

Reflection Sharing

May 25, Monday:

Breakfast/Day Expectations

Waterfall La Chorrera de Choachi Hike Tour

Medical Spanish REVIEW

Reflection Sharing

May 26, Tuesday:

Breakfast/Day Expectations

Coffee Tour

Dinner/Reflection Sharing

Medical Spanish

May 27, Wednesday:

Breakfast/Day Expectations


Discussion of Healthcare in Colombia


Medical Spanish REVIEW

Reflection Sharing

May 28, Thursday:

Breakfast/Day Expectations

Medical Spanish Exam

Trip Wrap Up/Reflection Sharing/Superlatives Awarded

Free Time/Relax/Explore

May 29, Friday:

Breakfast/Day Expectations

Flight to STL

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Faculty Leader

Devon Bennett is a full-time faculty member in the nursing department at STLCC-Forest Park.  Prior she worked as academic support at St. Louis University for seven years.  As a student she worked as a health sciences resident advisor and a nursing mentor.  She led three student trips for Habitat for Humanity.  She participated in a trip to Honduras through Global Brigades and a trip to Jamaica led by the St. Louis University campus ministry.

Devon speaks moderate Spanish language and has some skills in medical Spanish language.  


St. Louis Community College has made every reasonable effort to determine that the information stated in this brochure is accurate. Courses offered and other matters contained herein are subject to change without notice by the Administration and/or Board of Trustees of the college for reasons related to enrollment, finances, scheduling, costs, or for any other reason. The college further reserves the right to add, amend or repeal any of the rules, regulations, policies, or procedures applicable to the program offered herein. Travel, housing, meals, and other logistical arrangements are provided by an independent contractor not affiliated with the college and the college assumes no responsibility therefore. Participants will be required to sign a statement releasing the college from any liability in connection with the program offered herein or the services provided by the independent contractor. Insurance coverage is recommended. The college is not responsible for losses resulting from lack of any insurance coverage.

Non-Discrimination Statement

St. Louis Community College is committed to creating inclusive, welcoming, and respectful learning and working environments focused on the needs of our diverse communities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, and any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. The College’s nondiscrimination policies apply to any phase of its employment process, any phase of its admission, or financial aid programs, and all of its educational programs or activities.

For information or concerns relating to discrimination matters, contact the Director for Community Standards/Title IX Coordinator, Shannon Nicholson, MS, LPC, at 314-539-5345. 

Contact Information

Chris Sulincevski

International Education Coordinator



Devon Bennett

Professor, Nursing Department



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