Bolivia

Dates and program fee are preliminary estimates
Leader: Emily Buckell
Dates: May 16-30, 2022
Program Fee: $2,600 ($300 due Dec. 1)
Students: 12
Passport required: Must be valid for 6 months beyond return travel date

Vaccinations:
   Yellow Fever - required
   COVID-19 - encouraged but optional

  • Students need to understand that they could be separated from the group in another country and might not be able to fly with the group.
  • Students would cover the additional expenses in such a case.\
  • Must test negative to return to U.S.
  • Proof of insurance to cover COVID costs.

Bolivia is a country with a rich history and cultural landscape from ancient roots in the Tiwanaku Empire through Spanish colonization to today, Bolivia has a wealth of opportunities to immerse yourself in while enjoying the megadiversity of wildlife and habitats. 

On this cross-cultural experience, students will explore issues related to education, poverty and the environment. Through our time with organizations such as Casa de Amistad, Samuelito, and Comedor de Niños, students will connect with community organizers to see how they work with children and adults in the communities they serve.

Discover more about local culture and life with a host stay with Bolivian families and spend a day with Bolivian children at the local zoo. We will learn more about the Mennonite history in Bolivia when visiting the Low German Program. Visits to Lomas de Arena sand dunes and Güembe Biocentro Resort will provide opportunities to explore the diverse ecosystems of Bolivia. 

CONTACT
Elaine Suderman, Asst. Director of Cross-cultural Programs
sudermane@bluffton.edu
419-358-3360

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