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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: Spanish Minimum GPA: 3
Housing: Off-campus, On-campus Dates of Instruction: Fall: August - December, Spring: February - June
Non-AUWCL students accepted by AUWCL: YES Class levels eligible to apply: 2L, 3L
Contact Email: Contact Phone: 202-274-4228
Program Description:


The Universidad Sergio Arboleda is a non-profit private university founded in 1984 to educate professionals based on the humanistic principles of ethics, civics, creativity, and critical thinking. The School of Law was founded in 1985 by Rodrigo Noguera Calerón and Alvaro Gomez Hurtado, two well known Colombian philosophers.  The school seeks to train lawyers to hold to a high standard of ethics in all applications of the law and puts a strong emphasis on the philosophy of law and legal deontology.  As a result, the school has a strong philosophical and humanistic character.

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The official language of instruction at the Universidad Sergio Arboleda is Spanish. Students applying to the program must submit proof of Spanish proficiency.

  1. Students with undergraduate or graduate studies in a Spanish speaking country must show the certificate or degree obtained within the last five years.

  2. Students with Spanish majors (in the US) must have obtained their degree within the last five years and must provide a copy of their degree and undergraduate transcript(s).

  3. Students who are not in the conditions mentioned above are required to take a Spanish proficiency exam through the Language Department at AU and provide us with their results on the exam. Students must complete the exam within 30 minutes and test into the Third Year (300 Level).

Students will receive up to 12 credits towards their law degree. Only the credits and not the grades will transfer per ABA requirements. The acceptance of any credit or grade for any courses taken at the Universidad Sergio Arboleda, including externships and other clinical offerings, is subject to determination by the AUWCL Office of the Registrar.

The following is a selection of courses offered during the 2018 academic year. For a complete course listing, please visit the University's website.

  • Roman Law
  • History of Political Ideas
  • Columbian Constitutional Law
  • International Public Law
  • International Private Law
  • Foreign Investment


Both on and off campus housing is available. The university provides accommodation services to help international students find housing in apartments, university residences, and local rooms for rent.



For general questions and concerns please visit the Semester Abroad FAQs page.

All other questions and concerns should be directed to:
WCL Abroad
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Suite Y360
Washington, DC, 20016 USA
Telephone: (202) 274-4228


Sergio Arboleda

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019-2020 03/06/2019 04/01/2019 TBA TBA