AC-WASH: 100K Strong in the Americas

The U.S.-Colombia Grant Winner for the 21st Century Higher Education Partnerships

The Alabama-Colombia: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (AC-WASH) program is an innovative partnership between three universities in the Global South, Universidad del Norte (Uninorte), Tuskegee University, and The University of Alabama (UA). Within in the AC-WASH program, students will collaborate virtually on a semester long course during the spring, with a culmination two-week exchange that will take place in Alabama and Colombia. Students and professors will investigate water quality, access, expansion, as well as cultural diversity in the state of Alabama, and the city of Barranquilla, Colombia. The goal is to prepare students with the knowledge and technical skills to analyze global water issues while working in diverse teams.

When: Spring 2022 Course and Travel Dates May 22- June 4, 2022

Where: Tuscaloosa and Tuskegee, Alabama and Barranquilla, Colombia

What’s Included:

  • International RT Airfare to Colombia
  • Housing Accommodations
  • Excursions (research & cultural)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Most Meals
  • Most expenses associated with Alabama portion of the program

The University of Alabama:

Leigh Terry, PhD
Assistant Professor
Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
The University of Alabama
1109 Bevill Building, Box 870205, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Office: 205-348-1580


Aymer Maturana Cordoba, PhD.
Departamento de Ingeniería Civil y Ambiental
Bloque K, Piso 9
Teléfono +57 3509509 Extensión 3895
km 5, Vía a Puerto Colombia
Barranquilla – Colombia

Tuskegee University:

Dr. Rhonda M. Collier
Professor of Modern Languages & Communication
Director, Tuskegee University Global Office
JAK 70-120, 1200 W. Montgomery Rd
Tuskegee, AL 36088