Location
  • Bolivia
    • Cochabamba

Program Details

Language
Spanish
Timeframe
Year Round
Housing
Host Family
Groups
Small Group (1-15)
Travel Type
Budget

Pricing

Starting Price
6994
Price Details
What’s included:
Airport pickup and drop-off
Food (breakfast and lunch) and lodging
Weekly excursions and cultural activities
Orientation
Amizade signature course (3 credits)
Transportation to all activities and excursions
Traveler and health insurance
Spanish classes (5 hours/week)
In-country support from the Bolivia site team 24/7
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Some Meals Transportation Travel Insurance Wifi
What's Not Included
Some Accommodation Airfare Some Meals
May 06, 2021
Jan 27, 2014
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About Program

The “City of Eternal Spring,” vibrant and sprawling across a valley in the Andes, full of cuisines to sample and causes to support. A growing, modern city—home to thousands of indigenous people. Cochabamba makes an impression that will not soon be forgotten.

In this unique 10-week on the ground program, you'll take online classes at your home university, while living and working in the lively city of Cochabamba. You'll also have the option to take Spanish classes in Bolivia.

When you get to Cochabamba, the Amizade site director will help you set up your social action placement and weekly service. You'll likely be with an organization (10 hours a week or more) that focuses on one of these themes:

- Arts & Music
- Construction & Maintenance
- Cultural Heritage & Traditions
- Disability Services, Education & Teaching
- Environmental Sustainability & Conservation
- Women’s Empowerment
- Global Health, Indigenous Communities

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Program Highlights

  • Take weekly excursions to breathtaking sites like Cristo de la Concordia, La Cancha market, Inkallaqta Inca site
  • Get the most out of this experience with a homestay placement
  • No credit transfers necessary! This program is more immersive, responsible, and borderless than traditional study abroad
  • Not ready to go home? Pick another ten week block in the same or different country!
  • Deadlines for fall semester as late as August 1

Program Reviews

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  • Fun 8.7
  • Value 9.3
  • Safety 10
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Tess
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Experience in Cochabamba, Bolivia

I can't say enough about the great experience I had with Amizade in Bolivia. The staff did a great job at making sure we were safe and enjoying our work and recreational time as well. It was a great way to start off 2014. There are so many beautiful things about Bolivia. I can't wait to go back and see more of what we didn't have time for! If you have the opportunity, go!

What would you improve about this program?
The cost was pretty high. Also we were stuck in Columbia with very limited funds, it would be nice if Amizade had a back up plan for situations like that.
7 people found this review helpful.
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bgardne3
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Unexpected Beauty

Not only does Amizade have an amazing program in Bolivia with multiple sites, but you work side by side with people from another culture. Learning things about a culture first hand are always better than a textbook. Even if you don't speak spanish there is no problem communicating with other volunteers, but it's always helpful to know some spanish or know someone who does.

I had a blast working down in Bolivia, but the real treasure of Bolivia is the scenery. The Andes mountains are breathtaking (literally and figuratively). Go to Lake Titicaca or the Salt Flats, they are amazing sights to see.

6 people found this review helpful.
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Allison
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Bolivia Winter Break 2012

This was the ultimate way to spend the final winter break of my undergraduate career. I saw so much in 10 days, fell so in love with Bolivia, and met so many people---I cannot fully express the immense impact this program has had on my life already. We did volunteer construction work on a community center, working side by side with the people who would benefit from our service. We ate together, we talked, we learned, we saw walls go up, beams come together--all with the silhouette of the Andes on the horizon. It was a surreal experience. So much positive energy, so much reflection. The creative writing class we all took (6 students) really helped harness that energy, and forced us to ponder big issues and tiny details all at once. It's great to see a study abroad option that is so focused on creating an equal exchange, and bringing different cultures and communities together for a mutually beneficial and enlightening experience.

6 people found this review helpful.

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