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Bolivia: Multiculturalism, Globalization & Social Change

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Sponsor: School for International Training (SIT)

Location: Cochabamba, Bolivia


Students plan and execute an independent study project and take field-based, experiential program courses. Studies focus on how cultural processes, identities and resources determine who controls and benefits from development in Bolivia. Classes are taught in Spanish.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


  • Spanish majors and minors must discuss their study abroad plans with a  departmental adviser.
  • Review important information and advice about conducting Research Abroad.

Admission Info:
To apply, Northwestern students must: 

  1. Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete an SIT application by the program's deadline

Languages: Spanish

Language Requirements: 

1.5 years or the equivalent of recent Spanish and the ability to follow coursework in Spanish, as assessed by SIT.


Urban and rural home stays, hostels and hotels.

Program Costs: 

Fall 2014: $24,320

Billed by Northwestern: $21,400

  • Tuition: $15,570
  • Room & board: $3,330
  • SAAF: $2,500

Estimated additional costs: $2,920

  • Airfare: $1,285
  • Books & supplies: $130
  • Personal expenses: $1,000
  • Visa: $360
  • HTH: $145