The Universidad del Rosario ("Rosario") in Bogotá, Colombia was founded in 1653 for the study of philosophy, theology, law, and medicine. Since its founding the institution has been "of" and "for" its students. The school's mission is to educate young leaders based on the principles of critical thinking, strong ethical training and a high sense of responsibility.
At the Faculty of Law students acquire the ability to describe, analyze, evaluate and interpret the various provisions of national and international legal systems. The law school allows for specialization in several areas of law including Hydrocarbon Law, Labor Law and Social Security, Civil Law, Criminal Law, and Administrative Law. The law school has also begun and continues to develop the process of globalization and has several agreements with schools in the U.S. and Europe which allow students to participate in exchange and dual-degree programs.
The official language of instruction at the Universidad Sergio Arboleda is Spanish. Students applying to the program must submit proof of Spanish proficiency.
- Students with undergraduate or graduate studies in a Spanish speaking country must show the certificate or degree obtained within the last five years.
- 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).
- 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.
- Collective Labor Law
- Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law
- Public International Law
- Law of Civil Inheritance
- Social Security
- Tax Law
Housing is not offered by the university, but the university does provide information on housing located near the university on their website.
For general questions and concerns please visit the Semester Abroad FAQs page.
All other questions and concerns should be directed to:
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