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International Affairs Office

Posted May 4, 2018

With the purpose of favoring the institution’s mission and contributing to the development of the region and the country, the International Affairs Office promotes the international integration of Universidad de Antioquia through processes of academic, scientific, and cultural cooperation.

The main goal of the university’s internationalization processes is to contribute to academic quality and excellence, through the strengthening of the strategies of international projection and management in the fields of science, technology, innovation, and culture.


The International Affairs Office offers the university community all the services related to international activities, projects, and processes. Likewise, it works for integrating and positioning Universidad de Antioquia abroad.

Director’s Office

Marcela Garcés Valderrama

International Affairs Office Director

E-mail: direccioninter@udea.edu.co 

Telephone number: +57 604 219 5210 


Juan Fernando Rivera Gómez

International Affairs Office Advisor

E-mail: cooperacioninter@udea.edu.co 

Telephone number: + 57 604 219 8211


Academic Cooperation

  • Management of inward and outward international student mobility.

  • Agreements and relationships with international partners.

  • Personalized advisory service on international academic matters.

  • Support for foreign students and professors.

  • Spreading of information on agreements and student mobility.

  • Management of financial aid to international exchanges.

  • Reporting of foreigners to migration authorities.

Laura García Restrepo

Academic Cooperation Coordinator

E-mail: academicointer@udea.edu.co

Telephone number: +57 604 219 8210


María Vanegas Vanegas

Academic Cooperation Advisor

E-mail: movilidadinter@udea.edu.co - movilidadnacional@udea.edu.co

Telephone number: +57 604 219 5212


Federico Vergara Gómez
Leader in Management Information
E-mail: sistemasinter@udea.edu.co
Telephone number: +57 604 2198209


Scientific Cooperation

  • International collaboration agreements

  • Advice to research groups

  • Strategic alliances

  • Networking opportunities

  • Support for the development of double degree programs

  • Research internationalization fund



Juan Camilo Gaviria García 
Scientific Cooperation Advisor
E-mail: investigacioninter@udea.edu.co
Telephone number: +57 604 219 8212

Cristian Camilo Rodríguez Quinchía
Postgraduate Mobility Advisor
E-mail: movilidadposgradosinter@udea.edu.co
Telephone number: +57 604 2198211


Administrative and Support Services

  • Letters of institutional endorsement to apply for international calls and scholarships

  • Cover letters for visa applications

  • Mediation with ICETEX’s Fellows Colombia program

  • Assistance in logistics of international visits and events held by the International Affairs Office

  • Participation in the preparation, implementation, and follow-up of the International Affairs Office action plan

  • Administrative, financial, budget, and contractual processes

  • Support for the International Affairs Office in its participation in the university management committees


Keyla Lopera
Administrative and Support Services
E-mail: administracioninter@udea.edu.co
Teléfono: +57 6042198207


María Eugenia Sanclemente Zea

E-mail: maria.sanclemente@udea.edu.co
Telephone number: +57 604 219 5210

Communications and Cultural Cooperation

Promotion of international scholarships, calls, and opportunities
Support in hosting foreign missions and delegations
Coordination of international programs and events 
Management of media and digital strategies


The International Affairs Office staff is available from Monday to Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until noon and from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 7:00 a.m. until noon and from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

The advisory hours for undergraduate students are on Mondays from 1:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Tuesdays from 2:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. and Thursdays. from 10:00 a.m. to until 12:00 m. And for graduate students on Thursdays from 2:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Undergraduate students in other locations may send an e-mail to movilidadinter@udea.edu.co requesting a virtual advising through Skype (user name: relacionesinternacionalesudea) and graguate students to movilidadposgradosinter@udea.edu.co

Universidad de Antioquia | Vigilada Mineducación | Acreditación institucional hasta el 2022 | NIT 890980040-8
Recepción de correspondencia: calle 70 No. 52 - 21 | Apartado Aéreo 1226 | Dirección: calle 67 No. 53 - 108 | Horario de atención
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