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  • Locations: Cochabamba, Bolivia; Coroico, Bolivia; Estimated Travel Day to/from the US, -; Isla del Sol, Bolivia; La Paz, Bolivia; San Jose de Chiquitania, Bolivia; Santa Cruz, Bolivia
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0
Housing Option: Hotel/Hostel Areas of Study: Arts and Sciences, Humanities, International Studies, Spanish and Portuguese
Rank/Class Status: 1-First-year Student, 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student Program Type: Faculty-Led
Summer Session: 4W1 Four Week Session 1 GE Requirements: GE: Open Options – Education Abroad
Academic Credit: Spanish Ohio State Program Contact: Louise Yahiaoui
Program Description:
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Program Bolivia Global May tab 1

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.

Resident Directors

Fernando Unzueta
Spanish and Portuguese 

Education Abroad Coordinator

Louise Yahiaoui
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Courses and Credit Bolivia Global May tab 2

Admitted participants are required to register in three hours of Spanish 2798.11 for May. This course can be used to satisfy the Education Abroad Open Option GE.



Application Requirement Bolivia Global May tab 3

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must have a 2.0 GPA and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

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



Program Costs Bolivia Global May tab 4

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.


Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.



Information Sessions Bolivia Global May tab 5

  • 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 advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (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.


Please review this information about the Zika Virus and other pre-travel health considerations.

The abroad experience and the people that I met because of the program
     — Summer, 2017 Participant
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 01/18/2018
01/19/2018 05/08/2018 05/24/2018
Summer 2019 01/03/2019 01/15/2019 05/07/2019 05/23/2019

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