Human-centered learning and the interrelationship between theory and practice are guiding principles of the EAFIT academic experience.
The university also readies students for the start of their professional career, enabling them to stand out on the basis of the knowledge and values they acquire during their educational process. Internships and the Institutional Training Nucleus (NFI) help students further develop these traits, which are the hallmark of EAFIT’s graduates.
Companies and organizations are an ideal setting for EAFIT students to transmit what they have learned at the university. Each year, around 1,400 students embark on their first work experience, choosing from among different modalities, either in Colombia or abroad. The internships are arranged by the Professional Practice Department (DEPP), which helps facilitate students’ contact with the work world by placing them in the professional environment that best suits their interests.
Separately, the Institutional Training Nucleus (NFI) consists of six courses totaling 18 credits. The NFI is organized into two cycles, one of which is mandatory and comprises the subject areas of communicative skills, the Colombian context, the constitution and democracy, and entrepreneurship.
The other is an elective cycle made up of courses in the areas of art and culture, philosophy and letters, history and politics, music and society, science and technology, and environmental culture.