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GESI in Bolivia

Bolivia is home to the Andes Mountains, Amazonian rainforests, and Lake Titicaca. Despite its economic potential, Bolivia is the poorest country in South America due to corruption and the exploitation of resources by foreign investors. GESI students work in and around the city of Cochabamba, the third largest city in Bolivia in a valley nearly 9,000 feet above sea level. Cochabamba is home to La Cancha - the largest open-air market in South America. The city’s vibrant grassroots political community and strong indigenous culture make this site perfect for students interested in cementing their Spanish skills while working in multiethnic settings.


  • Health Sciences
  • Spanish
  • Education
  • Internship Programs
  • International Studies
  • Interdisciplinary

Required Languages:

Spanish; Castilian

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