The Ohio State Global May study abroad program in Bolivia is designed to offer a unique cultural experience for undergraduate students who wish to gain an experience with global diversity by learning in a foreign country. This program will study Andean cultures and literature, examine Bolivia's key historical moments, and explore contemporary social, political, economic, and cultural issues. This program is specifically designed for first and second year students of any major who are interested in learning about the global significance of Bolivia.
The program will begin in the tropical city of Santa Cruz, where focus will be on urban planning and the recent growth of the city. A few days will then be spent in Cochabamba where several sites will be visited, and there will be a focus on rural development in the area. The trip will conclude in La Paz and its surrounding areas. Students will visit the many museums and sites in La Paz and attend a lecture at the university.
Students will stay in double rooms in hotels located centrally in La Paz, Cochabamba, and Santa Cruz. Breakfast is included every morning at the hotel.
This program is open to all majors. Preference is given to first- and second-year students, but students of all years are encouraged to apply.
Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline.
Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa (as early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.
Students are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $4312 program fee. The program fee includes airfare, housing, visa, required excursions, and some meals. It does not cover a passport or immunizations. A Yellow Fever vaccination is REQUIRED for participation in this program.
If students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.
Thursday,, September 20, 2018 from 5:30-6:30 PM in 160 Enarson Classroom Building
Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 5:00-6:00 PM in 100 Enarson Classroom Building
U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/travel (pre-travel health guidance)
Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.
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From this program, I gained a new perspective on my life. Sometimes it is easy to become comfortable with your lifestyle. However, this program helped me realize that there is more to life than what currently surrounds you.