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SIT Study Abroad Bolivia: Multiculturalism, Globalization, and Social Change
Cochabamba, Bolivia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Restrictions: Gustavus applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2019 09/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Provider:
SIT - School for International Training
Program Term(s):
Semester only
Minimum Class Standing:
Sophomore
Minimum GPA:
2.50
Prerequisites:
Yes
Previous Language Study Req?:
Yes
Language of Instruction:
Spanish
Language courses offered:
Quechua, Spanish
Housing Options:
Homestay, Hostel/Hotel, Other
Areas of Study:
Anthropology/Ethnography, Cultural Studies, Development Studies, Environmental Studies/Sustainability, Filmmaking, Geography, History, Indigenous Studies, Latin American, Latina/o, and Caribbean Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Social Policy & Administration, Sociology, Spanish Language & Literature
Program Design: Group based, Set Curriculum, Study Center, Theme based
Additional Program Options:
Field Study, Research Project
Program Description:

Latin America study abroadSIT Study Abroad Bolivia: Multiculturalism, Globalization, and Social Change

Explore how concepts of community well-being and cultural identity are being creatively redefined in a country with 36 ethnic groups and the first indigenous president in the Americas.

Program Highlights

  • Study cultural identity and the concept of community well-being.
  • Look into the social and psychological impact of globalization on communities in Andean and Amazonian regions.
  • Have the option to create a documentary film or write a children’s book as part of your independent research.
  • Prepare you for a possible career in community work.
  • Build your Spanish skills or add Quechua to your language learning.
  • Travel to tropical lowlands; the Andean Altiplano; La Paz; Potosí, one of the highest cities in the world; and El Alto, the largest indigenous city in Latin America.
  • Dine at one of the top restaurants in Latin America, where culinary students from low-income families “combat poverty with deliciousness.”
Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.
 

Internships

 

Key Topics of Study

  • Bolivia’s complex history and current realities
  • Systems of knowledge and indigenous cosmovisión 
  • Themes of community well-being (“vivir bien”) and resilience
  • Globalization and Bolivia’s contemporary sociopolitical and environmental struggles

Money Matters

Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor.  
SIT tuition and room and board fees include the following:
  • All educational costs, including educational excursions
  • All accommodations and meals for the full program duration
  • Transportation to and from the airport, and on all educational excursions
  • Health and accident insurance
Scholarships:
  • SIT awards nearly $1.6 million in scholarships and grants annually.
  • All scholarships and grants are need-based.
  • Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.  
  • The SIT Pell Grant Match provides matching grants to all students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding when it is applied to an SIT Study Abroad semester program. 
  • Contact the financial aid and/or study abroad office(s) at your college or university to learn if your school’s scholarships and grants and federal and state aid programs can be applied to an SIT Study Abroad program.

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IMPORTANT APPLICATION DEADLINE INFORMATION:

SIT programs may be competitive and fill before the application deadline date.

If you are planning to study abroad with SIT, it is in your best interest to apply for Gustavus approval as early as you can, and well prior to the internal Gustavus application deadlines (March 1 for Fall and Sept. 15 for Spring), and some SIT programs may be full by then.