Bolivia with Amizade
Bolivia (Service Learning)
Amizade: Indigenous Politics, Service, and Development in the Andes
Spend a semester living with a family in Cochabamba, Bolivia (Bolivia’s third largest city, encircled by the breathtaking Andes Mountains); study Spanish and contemporary Latin American history and politics; serve 12+ hours per week for a local nonprofit organization; and explore the country and culture through field trips and community events.
Bolivia semester students enroll in five courses worth three credits each, to earn a total of fifteen credits during the term. Six credits are dedicated to Spanish language courses. Students are accommodated at all levels of language learning, from introductory to advanced.
The remaining three courses are:
• Civil Society in Bolivia
• The Global Service-Learning Seminar
• The Field Placement Internship Seminar (political science credits)
Together, these courses are designed to provide theoretical and historical perspectives on civil society and political concerns, with a particular focus on the role of indigenous politics in the region today. The Global Service-Learning course focuses on the relationship between individual ethics, local social service efforts, and international dilemmas. The political science courses are taught in English by local and expatriate instructors.
You will have a number of service opportunities relating to human needs. Amizade has long-term relationships with several organizations that work with children and youth with disabilities. You will be placed with the organization of your choice taking into account your experience and the needs of the organizations.
Language of Instruction
Fall Semester: September – December
Spring Semester: January – May
Housing and Meals
Students will be housed in comfortable home stays with Cochabambino families. Two meals are provided per day at home stay families (breakfast and lunch, the large family meal in Bolivia).
• Course delivery and instruction accredited through West Virginia University
• Multiple field trips during semester and scheduled educational, cultural and service activities
• Comprehensive Travel Insurance
• 3 meals per day during field trips
|Tuition||Program Tuition + Fees, Billed through Duquesne
|Study Abroad Fee||$250|
|Round-trip Airfare||Current cost as per your arrangement|
|Room and Board||$1,440|
Check out the Amizade Bolivia Service Learning program for more details.