Live the experience and learn about the culture

Centro Catalina is the Spanish school for you!

Centro Catalina is a recognized quality school with a unique learning experience situated in the most beautiful cities of Colombia: Cartagena de Indias and Medellín

A tailored
Spanish course

The school provides several levels of Spanish as well as different Spanish programs that adapt to your needs.

Plenty of
Activities to enjoy

To fully enjoy your stay in Colombia, we offer many tours and excursions in the afternoon or weekends.

Centro Catalina
A unique experience

Now you can travel to the two most beautiful cities of Colombia to learn Spanish with Centro Catalina.

Why Centro Catalina?

Students from all over the world visit us throughout the year to learn Spanish and to discover the wonders Colombia has to offer.

Our Team

The founders of Centro Catalina are from Switzerland: all professionals who understand exactly what foreign students really need. They continuously monitor, evaluate, and improve the quality of service. The Centro Catalina team is composed of native Spanish teachers, all highly qualified and motivated.

Currently, Centro Catalina is the only school in Cartagena de Indias and Medellín, that can help you prepare for the DELE (Diploma de español como lengua extranjera) exam.

A Business School in Colombia

IPSL Institute for Global Learning graduate programs in International Development & Service (IDS) and Community Organizing & Social Activism (COSA) are designed for individual who are committed to contributing to local and global communities through their leadership skills, personal involvement, and service to others.


  • I spent one of the greatest times of my life with Centro Catalina Spanish School. Everything about the school is fantastic, from its location and amenities to its classes and excursions. And most of all, its people. Everything they do is professional, well planned, and done with genuine love for their students.

  • I’m a language school owner, teacher trainer and language teacher myself in Germany and have extremely high expectations of what makes a language school good, and what effective language teaching should be like. I was completely satisfied with Centro Catalina’s teachers, staff and facilities.

  • Centro Catalina is a great place to study! The teachers and staff really make the effort to mingle with the students and it feels as if they have a genuine interest in making each student’s experience special, something which is all the more noticeable on the social program. The premises themselves are great, very central and with a gorgeous sun-trap courtyard. Highly recommend it!