Study in Bolivia

Located in the heart of South America, Bolivia is one of the most culturally, geographically and biologically diverse countries in the world. It is made up of 42 ecological regions stretching from the Amazon to the Andes, is the world’s eighth richest country in biodiversity, and with 36 ethnic groups it is home to the highest percentage of indigenous citizens in the Americas. It also has the lowest per capita income in South America.

The SIT Multiculturalism, Globalization and Social Change Program in Cochabamba, Bolivia is a semester-long program for undergraduate college students, focusing on the challenges of development and globalization in a diverse and multi-ethnic country. Located in the beautiful valley of Cochabamba, this program offers a full load of academic coursework; homestays with Bolivian families; and educational excursions to areas such as La Paz, El Alto, Lake Titicaca, Sucre, Potosi, and the tropical lowlands. Students spend a week living with rural campesino families and conduct four-week independent study projects on topics of their choice almost anywhere in Bolivia.

Heidi Baer-Postigo is the Academic Director of this program, which encourages students to conduct independent study projects using innovative formats such as children’s books and documentary videos which serve to better promote reciprocity with the host culture and to share knowledge back in the U.S. Click here to view documentary videos produced by students on this program.

Learn more about the SIT Study Abroad Program in Bolivia and how to apply.

SIT Study Abroad is one of the international educational programs of World Learning, a 75-year old global non-profit organization working in more than 70 countries. SIT Study Abroad offers undergraduate programs in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.