16 Best language schools in Colombia (ranked based on student reviews)


Most popular destinations

Rating: 4.7

35 reviews
Top Destinations: Cartagena (city thumbnail)

Rating: 4.2

14 reviews
Top Destinations: Bogota (city thumbnail)

Rating: 4.0

4 reviews
Top Destinations: Medellin (city thumbnail)

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Interesting information about Colombia

After a long period of internal conflicts, it is now safe to visit Colombia. The capital, Bogota, is a metropolitan city, where shanty neighbourhoods and futuristic architecture sit side-by-side. The majority of the population lives in Bogota or in other “alpine” cities. As is typical in South America, Colombians share a passion for Caribbean dances. One of the most well-known exponents of this art-form is the famous singer/dancer, Shakira.

Key Facts about Colombia

Population: 49,649,000
Capital: Bogota
Time zone: GMT -5
Currency: COP (1 COP = 0.0002 USD)
Telephone country code: +57
Largest cities in Colombia:
  • 1. Bogota: 7,700,000
  • 2. Santiago de Cali: 2,400,000
  • 3. Medellin: 2,000,000
  • 4. Barranquilla: 1,400,000
  • 5. Cartagena: 950,000
Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 180 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01-12-2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of Colombia in your country. List of embassies and consulates of Colombia on the official website - .
Largest international airport in Colombia:
El Dorado International Airport (BOG): 13 km. from Bogota city center
Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (Colombia average): 16,248.53 COP
    (32% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 110 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

Most popular regions in Colombia for language travel

Questions and answers about Cali

  • Currently, at the time of writing this, we do not work with any schools in Cali, but we do work with schools in other cities in Colombia such as Medellin or Bogota.
    There are no group courses for conversation only, so the best option in your case is to book private classes.
  • The school Babel International Language Institute in Cartagena can organize a family programme for you. Spanish lessons can be organized in groups or on an individual basis - depending on your current Spanish level. For the extra activities, it's possible to organize Salsa lessons, a day at the beach, a fruit tasting, a street food tour, etc. It's also possible to organize Island hopping, scuba diving, snorkeling, and a day tour to a mountain town 2 hours from Cartagena.

FAQ about schools in Colombia

  • WHEE Spanish Language Institute has received the best overall rating in Bogota.
  • Enforex, located in Callejon Ancho Calle 28 # 10B – 52, Barrio Getsemaní, Cartagena has been voted as the school with the best location in Colombia.
  • Students rated the activity program at Enforex as the best.
  • WHEE Spanish Language Institute was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Homestay' at Enforex is the best rated accommodation in Colombia.
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