Do you have savings to make an immersion in English, German or French and the time has come to find the ideal place to apply? We recommend that you start your search on the Colfuturo page. The entity has agreements with 27 universities in 8 countries, which offer tuition discounts ranging from 10% to 55%. Additionally, Colfuturo does all the intermediation with the university and does not charge you a fee for the process.
As if that were not enough, the agreements are with universities of excellent quality that offer you, as a student of language students, the opportunity to fully integrate into the life of the campus (libraries, sports facilities, cultural activities, conferences.
Sounds good, doesn’t
it? Well, it’s as good as we are telling you. One of the authors of
this blog studied through the Colfuturo agreement with the University of
Delaware and the experience was wonderful. This post gathers some of his
experiences ‘ what
I learned studying abroad: about the fear of change ‘.
This was what he told us:
What is Colfuturo’s offer for people interested in studying a second language?
Colfuturo has 27 agreements with universities in 8 countries to improve English, French or German. These agreements offer a discount that can range from 10% to 55% on the value of the course. If a person applies to one of these programs through Colfuturo, they can access the discount we have agreed with the university of their interest. See more information about the Colfuturo language program .
In which countries can our readers do these language studies? Where are these universities located?
To advance English courses, we have agreements with universities in Canada, United States, Malta, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia. To study French, the universities with which we have agreements are located in France and Canada.
Why make a language program through Colfuturo?
In addition to the tuition
discount, we provide an accompaniment from the beginning of the process: we are the bridge between the student and the university.
The student will not have to communicate directly with the university, that Colfuturo does process.
Another key point is that our agreements are with universities, not with institutes or colleges; this is a guarantee of the quality of the program and additionally allows the student to have access to all the facilities of the university campus.
Do students take advantage of all those benefits they get from campus? Are they actively integrated into the university life offered by this program?
Yes! In fact, several students decide to continue their postgraduate and master’s studies in the same universities or countries after perfecting their language.
Even those who do not continue their studies give us good feedback on the program. The good thing about all this is that it is not just about attending the 4 or 5 hours of English or French classes they have, but they can stay on campus all day to attend the library, gym, swimming pools , to all spaces; They can even go to courses in other academic programs.
Do students who take a language program with Colfuturo must return to Colombia within a certain period?
No, students should not return to the country because they do not go through a credit-scholarship program. They can do whatever they decide as soon as they finish their program.
How is the application process for the Colfuturo language program?
- The first step is to attend an information talk or connect to the talk through the Colfuturo website. These talks are held twice a month: the second Saturday of each month at 11 am and the last Thursday of the month at 6 pm. The talks are essential because we explain how the whole process works and at what times to apply.
- We have a call four times a year: January, April, July and September, those interested must register during one of those calls. They must fill out a registration form, which is enabled on our website, and make a payment of 100,000 Colombian pesos. You must also send us a copy of the ID card, the resume and the proof of payment of 100 thousand pesos.
- From the sending of the previous information, the process of registration to the university and the visa application lasts about 3 months. In that case, for example, those who apply for the April call would travel during the months of August or September.
Does the applicant choose the university and Colfuturo does the whole process?
Yes, they take care of the registration.
What are the steps once registration is made with Colfuturo?
Once Colfuturo sends the student documents to the university, he receives his acceptance letter. We deliver that document to the student along with a letter of support from Colfuturo to make their visa application.
The visa process is the sole responsibility of the
student and only when his visa is granted, the student notifies Colfuturo to
make the rest of the payment to the university. Before that, the student
must pay 3 million five hundred thousand Colombian pesos to Colfuturo to apply
Of course, all the money that the student is contributing to Colfuturo is paid to his program, including the payment of the first 100,000 pesos.
When the visa is approved, the student pays the remaining balance to the university through Colfuturo.
Is there an age limit to apply?
None. The only requirement is that the applicant is over 18 because universities do not receive minors.
Does the Colfuturo language program offer any economic benefit?
In addition to the tuition discount, we have no other economic benefits. We suggest entities such as Icetex, FinComercio and Sufi, from Bancolombia, as a source of financing. We clarify that there is no additional benefit with them because they are Colfuturo students.
What advice do you have for students to make the most of the experience?
Review your goal and your current level in the language you want to study. It is important that they do not leave with such a basic level so that they do not need so much time for improvement. Study everything you can in Colombia so that you travel with an intermediate level and can get to practice or perfect what you learned here.
What is the profile of applicants for the Colfuturo language program?
Applicants are usually professionals, between the ages of 23 and 35, who wish to improve their work profile. The percentage of men and women is similar. The vast majority come from Bogotá DC, followed by the departments of Antioquia, Santander, Risaralda and Valle del Cauca.
Bonus tip on accommodation – Most universities offer accommodation service in university residences or in family homes, and students have the option of taking it or looking for accommodation on their own. An intermediate option is to take the service of the university for a few months and look for another option being at the destination. If you want more details about the Colfuturo language program, visit the website here.