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Sustainable Bolivia

About

Sustainable Bolivia is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the Bolivian Amazon that partners with local initiatives to provides resources that support ecotourism, regenerative agriculture, health and education. Volunteers and interns are placed with partner NGOs throughout the country, namely in and around Riberalta, Bolivia.

Founded
2007

Reviews

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Lucie
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

How to learn Spanish when you forgot every words learned since school?

I started again my studies after working for 7 years in a shop. It's enough to say that during all this time I didn't practice Spanish. So, coming back to school was a little complicated. It was for this reason, and more, that I choose to make an internship in Bolivia with Sustainable Bolivia. The work with the communities and the lessons given by the professor were really helpful for my level in Spanish.

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Lucie
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A rewarding experience both humanly and professionally.

It was for me my first internship abroad but also my first experience in tourism. I arrived with apprehension and fears, but the team immediately helped to feel at ease. Thanks to this internship, I was able to discover how office work is but also the fieldwork with motivated and involved local interlocutors. I am now enriched by a real professional experience but also human. Indeed, I met people of all nationalities who shared my values. I shared with them moments that I will not forget like for example going out together in one of the most beautiful places in the region of Riberalta. This moment is a precious memory for me. In addition, I also discovered life as a Bolivian, as for example being on a motorcycle without a helmet, which for me was a new experience. It's an experience maybe common for some but for me, who drives a motorcycle in France and never consider taking the road without equipment, it still fills me with shivers of excitement. I would highly recommend this experience as an intern with Sustainable Bolivia in Riberalta because I keep a fabulous memory of it.

What would you improve about this program?
In a short time, I think the little problems encountered will be quickly settled. It's just a matter of adaptation to a new environment.
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chloe
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Learning Spanish in Bolivia

When I first came to bolivia for my internship/ volunteering experience, I wasn't able to say a word in Spanish (I'm not even sure I was able to salute somebody).
However, I haven't been discouraged because I heard about the Spanish class option. Rapidly after my arriving, I had a personal Spanish teacher. The cost of this private class is totally affordable and allows quick progress.
I really appreciate the flexibility of the service, it's simple to plan a course according to your schedule.
Thank's to that program, I feel more confident to have a short conversation with locals.
I totally recommend !

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