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SIT Bolivia: Multiculturalism, Globalization, and Social Change

Bolivia Cochabamba, courtesy of Nicki

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SIT Bolivia: Multiculturalism, Globalization, and Social Change


Program terms: Fall, Spring
Restrictions: Vanderbilt applicants only
Type of Program: Study Center
Costs: Budget Sheets
Academic Calendar: Similar to VU
Key Dates:
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Bolivia has one of the largest indigenous populations in Latin America, and on this program students will have the opportuntity to explore the varied influences of indigenous knowledge, multiculturalism, and globalization. Coursework is experiential and focuses on themes including cultural identity, community well-being, and the social and psychological impact of globalization on indigenous communities. Students will visit indigenous universities, non-governmental organizations, government ministries, museums, performing arts and other cultural organizations, and more. The language of instruction for all courses is Spanish. Students can choose language instruction in either Spanish or Quechua. In addition to coursework, students will live in both urban and rural homestays, including with an Aymara family on Lake Titicaca, in the Amazonian basin, and in the program’s base of Cochabamba. Students are required to complete an independent project of their choice during the final few weeks of the program. Alongside a formal research paper, options include authoring a children’s book for Kids’ Books Bolivia or producing a documentary video.

For more information, visit program homepage.

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Housing: Homestay
Minimum GPA: 2.7
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Language prerequisite: Yes
Additional prerequisites: Yes, see program homepage
Costs: Budget Sheets
Student contacts: Peer alumni

Photo: Bolivia Cochabamba, courtesy of Nicki


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