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    The Leap: Colombia – Adventure + Community + Spanish

    The Leap: Colombia – Adventure + Community + Spanish


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destinations: Colombia
    • Credit Awarded: None
    • Program Length: Four Weeks
    • Start Month: January, February, April, May, July, October
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Selective: No
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 18, 19
    • Housing: Dorm
    • Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
    • Affiliation: Gap Year Association
    • Financial Aid: Not Available
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    By joining this unique 4-week Leap programme you will be shown the real Colombia through the eyes of our local team who will immerse you in authentic culture, teach you conversational Spanish, help you complete life changing community projects, before trekking through the jungle to reach the famous Lost City, chilling out on Caribbean beaches and white water rafting down the thundering rivers.

    This is a great combination of contribution and adventure, all organised for you, and a great location to add on phase of independent travelling around South America once you finish the programme.

    You'll start your journey in the rural town of Barichara which is based in the midst of the massive canyons, before heading across to the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada and to reach Santa Marta on pristine Caribbean beaches. You'll be contributing to a range of projects that will have a huge positive impact on the local communities you'll support. From reforestation to teaching English, every day is different and you'll be rolling up your sleeves to get stuck in.

    You'll end your programme with the challange of the four day Lost City trek and some downtime on the beaches of Santa Marta to celebrate your achievments and plan your onward travels.

    This adventure promises to delivers an experience of a lifetime, where you will encouraged to play football, rugby and cards with community teams, alongside a team of like minded gap year travellers, creating lasting friendship and memories.