University of Los Andes School of Law Colombian Exchange Program

Bogota Los Andes University

Miami Law offers a semester exchange opportunity with the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. This exchange enables two Miami Law JD students the opportunity to complete a full semester of courses at the University of Los Andes, which is a leading research institution in Colombia. Most courses are taught in Spanish.

About the University of Los Andes

This university is a private, non-denominational university. It is the fourth best university in South America according to the QS Ranking for Latin America. The institution is about the same size as the University of Miami with 13,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students, and has a similar number of schools: Management, Architecture & Design, Arts and Humanities, Science, Social Sciences, Law, Economics, Engineering and Medicine.

About Bogotá

Bogotá is the capital and largest city of Colombia with a population of approxImately 8 million. It is a cosmopolitan city with many cultural attractions and venues. Located in the center of the country, Declared World Book Capital by UNESCO and Iberoamerican Capital of Culture by the UCCI, Bogotá has become one of the most important cities of the continent, with public spaces such as plazas, streets and modern avenues. Its mass transit system is considered one of the most important in Latin America and a model for transportation systems in the country and the continent. The city has the world’s largest bicycling network –the Ciclovía, which covers close to 300 kilometers.

Tuition & Housing

Miami students will pay their regular tuition to UM, and pay nothing to Univ. of Los Andes. Students need to find housing off-campus. There is the possibility of living with a family.


Miami Law selects the two most qualified students to propose to USP each academic year. USP makes the final decision on admission. To apply, please send:

  • A short letter (1-2 pages) stating the reasons for interest;
  • A listing of significant international experience (growing up in a foreign country, work in the Peace Corps, the military or business, studying for a semester or more abroad), and/or extensive academic training in international relations, international business, area studies, or related fields;
  • A copy of one’s CV; and
  • Law school GPA and grades in relevant courses, or a copy of law school transcript.

Deadline – this information needs to be received by April 1st for fall semester, and by October 1st for spring semester. Please send application to Sandy Abraham, Executive Liaison,

For More Information

Questions about the program should be directed to:

Sandra Abraham
Executive Liaison for Interdisciplinary Programs 305-284-4030,