Colombia

Colombia

From the Andes Mountains to the Caribbean coastline and the Amazon Rainforest, Colombia is one of the most ecologically diverse countries in the world.

It is also home to unreached tribes, a large student population rapidly rejecting the Gospel, and thousands of children living on the streets.

Colombia sits at the crossroads of Central and South America, allowing for a widespread of cultures as vast as its natural resources. The nation is also influenced by Native American, Latin, European, African, Middle Eastern, and American cultures.

Will you share the universal truth of God’s love with the people of Colombia?

Colombia

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Culture

You may be served meats that you are unaccustomed to, but it is likely your hosts will have gone above and beyond to prepare it—and will be quite excited to share with you.

Colombians love their music, so get ready for plenty of dance parties!

Machismo is very prevalent in Colombian culture. Ask what is appropriate when interacting with someone of the opposite gender.

Basics

Currency:
Colombian Peso


Language:
Spanish


Religion:
Roman Catholic 90%
Other 10%

Explore

Cartagena’s old town is beautiful, filled with beaches, history, and street vendors with delicious food!

Go paragliding through Zona de Vuelo near Medellin.

Take a guided tour through a coffee farm in Concordia near Medellin. In the city itself, go see Botero's statues. Art is very important to Colombians, and his work had significant influence on the culture.

La Guajira has dunes and deserts to explore!

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