Explore how concepts of community well-being and cultural identity are being creatively redefined in a country with 36 ethnic groups and the first indigenous president in the Americas.
What's unique about this program?
- Study cultural identity and the concept of community well-being.
- Look into the social and psychological impact of globalization on communities in Andean and Amazonian regions.
- Have the option to create a documentary film or write a children’s book as part of your independent research.
- Prepare you for a possible career in community work.
- Build your Spanish skills or add Quechua to your language learning.
- Travel to tropical lowlands; the Andean Altiplano; La Paz; Potosí, one of the highest cities in the world; and El Alto, the largest indigenous city in Latin America.
- Dine at one of the top restaurants in Latin America, where culinary students from low-income families promote the celebration of Bolivia’s spectacular culinary diversity and local ingredients.
How do I choose among programs?
- See the Office of Global Learning’s “Selecting a Program” page for information on program types and considerations
- Use the search features on the Experience Cornell Opportunities page to filter for programs approved by your college, and by particular subject areas
- Go to the “Get Advice” page for information on drop-in advising hours, scheduling an advising appointment, returned student contacts, and college advisors for study abroad
- Find out about upcoming events, check out FAQs, and read stories from returned study abroad students
How do I apply?
Applying to study abroad is a two-step process. You may complete both steps simultaneously, but the Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit any approval or nomination to the program.
- For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page.
- For Program Admission, complete an external application directly on the program’s webpage, using the link in the “Snapshot” section. (Note: This deadline may be in advance of the general Cornell deadline for approval. Many programs fill by rolling admission.)