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BOOKLET 2013 IGCDP AIESEC JAVERIANA

AIESEC en Colombia, chapter local Javeriana | Carrera 7 No. 40 - 62| Bogotรก D.C. | Colombia www.co.aiesec.org, Javeriana co.aiesec.org/javeriana |


AIESEC AIESEC Javeriana is one of the oldest LCs of AIESEC in Colombia. Located in Bogotรก (main city of the country) and founded in 1977,

AIESEC

Javeriana

is

an

LC

committed to develop leaders through high quality

leadership

and

exchange

experiences. We believe in the Ubuntu philosophy, which means "I am because we all are". Thus, we adopt the penguins as our identity, because through penguins we represent our values of brotherhood and teamwork. AIESEC Javeriana is not just a LC, is a great family.

AIESEC en Colombia, chapter local Javeriana | Carrera 7 No. 40 - 62| Bogotรก D.C. | Colombia www.co.aiesec.org, Javeriana co.aiesec.org/javeriana |


COLOMBIA Colombia, country of incredible diversity and charm. Its ever-changing geography, a history loaded with mystery and adventure, its people and cultures, have fascinated the world for centuries. Although its excellent coffee and the purity of its emeralds have made the country famous, Colombia is also the homeland of the El Dorado legend and the magical universe of Garcia Marquez’s Macondo. Coming to Colombia is discovering a completely new world.

HISTORY Towards the third decade of the 16th century, the founding of the main towns commenced. Land was distributed among the conquerors, the exploitation of salt, gold and emerald mines was organized and Christianity was established. Coexistence between the Spanish colonizers and their African slaves gave rise to a process of mestizaje. The capital of the Spanish Viceroyalty was established in Bogota, home of the government and ecclesiastic hierarchy. In the barrio of La Candelaria and adjacent areas, old mansions and churches are preserved that protect their treasures. Many have been turned into museums and churches where you can admire the artistic and cultural expressions of our forebears.

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BOGOTA Today, Bogotรก is a cosmopolitan city in continuous expansion. It is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas, not only in Colombia, but also in South America. Its almost 6 million inhabitants include a multitude of immigrants from all over the world, which makes the capital a true microcosm of the nation. Modern highrises and skyscrapers contrast with old houses of colonial and republican architecture. Bogotรก offers residents and visitors everything that a modem city can give. Cultural activities abound and its enormous selection of restaurants, bars and nightclubs offers all kinds of food and entertainment.

A picturesque city, it is known for its colonial architecture, its collection of pre-Colombian gold art, and its bookshops and splendid colonial churches. It is also a city of futuristic architecture, modern highrises, brilliant museums, and skyscrapers. Bogotรก offers residents and visitors everything that a modem city can give including a vibrant and diverse cultural and intellectual life.

AIESEC en Colombia, chapter local Javeriana | Carrera 7 No. 40 - 62| Bogotรก D.C. | Colombia www.co.aiesec.org, Javeriana co.aiesec.org/javeriana |


TOURISTIC PLACES The city of Bogotรก has a great variety of touristic places, with a combination of colonial buildings and skyscrapers. Points of interest in the city include:

Centro historic (Historic center)

CERRO DE MONSERRATE (Monserrate mount)

AIESEC en Colombia, chapter local Javeriana | Carrera 7 No. 40 - 62| Bogotรก D.C. | Colombia www.co.aiesec.org, Javeriana co.aiesec.org/javeriana |


Jardín Botánico José Celestino Mutis

Parque Jaime Duque

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OUR TNs

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FERIAS Y FIESTAS February Feria Taurina Bogotรก March Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro May Feria Internacional del Libro July Opera al Parque Rock al Parque Festival del sol y del acero August Festival de Verano Festival de Cometas September Jazz al Parque Festival Internacional del Jazz del Teatro Libre October Feria Internacional de Bogotรก Festival de Cine Hip Hop al Parque December Festival Danza en la Ciudad Expoartesanias Festival de Luces

FOOD Ajiaco: The melting pot is normally presented to tourists in Bogota as the national dish of the city. Known as ajiaco with chicken, it is made with chicken, potatoes and guascas

AIESEC en Colombia, chapter local Javeriana | Carrera 7 No. 40 - 62| Bogotรก D.C. | Colombia www.co.aiesec.org, Javeriana co.aiesec.org/javeriana |


PRICES

Bottle of water: $2000 COP Bottle of coke: $1500 COP Lunch: $8000 COP Ticket for tourist places: ($5000 – $25000)COP Beer: $2500 COP – $15000 COP SIM Card: $5000 COP Transport Transmilenio: $1700 COP Bus ticket: $1450 COP

*COP: Pesos Colombianos 1 Dólar = 1800 COP 1 Euro = 2100 COP

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Contacts:

Sonia Sutta VP iGCDP sonia.sutta@aiesec.net

Jean Manuel NuĂąez LCP jean.nunez@aiesec.net

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