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Global Engagement Studies Institute in Bolivia

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Sponsor: Northwestern University Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies (BCICS)

Location: Cochabamba, Bolivia


Students learn about international development, global engagement practices, project management, leadership, entrepreneurship and the realities of contemporary Bolivian life by connecting them with community based organizations to co-design and collaboratively implement a small-scale community development project. The program has three phases: (1) a pre-departure summit at Northwestern University, which trains students for their project-based immersion, (2) seven weeks in Bolivia working with a local non-profit, (3) a final reflection summit at Northwestern University.

Program Type: Northwestern-Sponsored


  • Summer

Languages: Spanish, English

Language Requirements: 

1 year or the equivalent of college-level Spanish.


Home stays

Program Costs: 

Visit the GESI website for cost information.