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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.

Admission Info:
To apply, Northwestern students must: 

  1. Complete a Northwestern 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 homestays, hostels, and hotels
Meals included

Program Costs: 

Fall 2017: $24,550

Billed by Northwestern: $21,675

Estimated additional costs: $2,875

  • Airfare: $695
  • Local travel: $100
  • Books & supplies: $130
  • Personal expenses: $1,400
  • Visa: $400
  • GeoBlue: $150

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