Icesi is a private university that was founded in 1979 by local business leaders, who continue to contribute significantly to Icesi’s initiatives by providing financial, institutional, and networking support.

Since its founding, the university has been systematic in pursuing its mission: the pursuit of learning, discovery, and knowledge and taking action to create a better world.

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Our Mission

In 2022, Universidad Icesi will be recognized by Colombian society, national organizations, and international academic peers for the excellent education of its alumni, the increasing visibility of its research, and the positive impact of its interaction with the region and the country.
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Academic Programs

STUDENT SERVICES

Discover all the services Icesi University offers to its students

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University WELLBEING

The University Wellbeing Office (Bienestar Universitario) provides extracurricular activities in the areas of culture, sports and recreation, personal development, and social projects directed towards the social, emotional, and physical development of the students, educators, and administrative staff that constitute the Icesi community.
The University Wellbeing Office reinforces students’ values and abilities and seeks to provide a well-rounded education. All of its campus activities are provided free of charge.

  • Sports activities
  • Cultural activities
  • Personal development activities
  • Social activities
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Why study in Colombia?

Colombia lies in a distinctive geographical location and is one of the most dynamic countries in Latin America. It has coasts on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea and is bordered to the east by Venezuela, to the southeast by Brazil, to the south by Peru, to the southwest by Ecuador, and to the northwest by Panama.
Colombia has three mountain ranges, tropical rain forests, and vast savannahs. Colombia is considered the second most biodiverse country in the world, due to its diverse ecosystems and varied climate. The country’s cultural richness, which is influenced by our ethnic diversity, includes a wide variety of types of music, dance, food, and customs.
Colombia has signed free trade agreements with Mexico, Canada, the US, the Republic of Korea, Chile, Peru, and the European Union, which has opened doors for the growth of the national economy. Additionally, globalization has allowed the country to explore many opportunities in education and research, which has presented new and exciting challenges for Colombian universities.
Why study in Colombia?
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Cali is located in Valle del Cauca 100 kilometers from the Pacific port of Buenaventura. It is the second most important city in Colombia after Bogotá. Cali has one of the fastest growing economies in the country and is also the principal urban, cultural, economic, and industrial center of southwestern Colombia.
The city is a salsa music mecca, which has led to the development of a cultural industries sector. This has in turn contributed to the city’s service-oriented economy, which attracts a significant number of tourists. Cali offers a region full of nature, adventure, and entertainment. It is an ideal place to have a fully South American experience.

Student Services

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Technology on Campus

Universidad Icesi has Wi-Fi connection throughout campus. It also features computer labs with the latest technology, virtual library resources, and a state of the art document services center that includes printing, scanning and photocopying services.
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Student Health Services

Student Health Services provides Icesi students the opportunity to receive free professional medical services while on campus. Our dedicated staff is here to help students achieve and maintain optimum physical, mental, and emotional health. To ensure privacy, all communications and medical records are kept confidential and available only to the student. It is mandatory for international students to acquire international insurance so that in case of an emergency situation, they can be attended to at any hospital in the city.
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Campus Security

Universidad Icesi offers a full service security agency. The Campus Security Department employs fully-sworn peace officers trained and regulated to protect the entire university community. The university additionally has a closed security system, private security staff, a direct connection to the National Police and emergency phones located on each floor of all campus buildings.
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Library

The goal of the Icesi Library is to encourage teaching methods such as research and active learning techniques through a portfolio of services and resources which the entire academic community are invited to access.
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Specialized Services

• Special training for research projects
• Reading club for children
• Virtual library services
• Document services
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International Relations Direction Services

Universidad Icesi’s International Relations Direction fosters the education and development of international students in order to empower them to achieve their academic and professional goals. Among the services offered are: providing admissions assistance, academic counseling, advising, cross-cultural adjustment, and compliance requirements.
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Counseling Services

Our international student counselors are dedicated to assisting students in developing transitional skills to help them achieve success in their academic, career, and personal goals in an inclusive environment that embraces the diversity of the university’s students and community.

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