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2019 Summer College Study Abroad

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Aymara Vision

Jazmine, Participant

The Aymara people have something indescribable in their eyes. Be it in their ancient connection to the land, or in the fierce wisdom carried on from generation to generation, the Aymara way of life is as unique as it is powerful. Living amongst......Read More

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Hello People!

Simon Brown, Participant

Hello people! We have just arrived in Cochabamba where we will be spending two weeks with  our home stay families and grinding out our Spanish hours. We have spent the last three days in a very small village called Santiago de Okola. It is super......Read More

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A Great First Week

Luis Alvarado, Instructor

Hello all, This is a message to express my gratitude to you all for your support and patience while we’ve been traveling during this first week of our program. We’ve had an amazing time and it’s hard to believe that a week has......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Study Abroad Bolivia: Language & Cultural Exploration

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Okola and limited internet

Luis, Instructor

Hi all, This is a quick note to let you know that we are beginning our community stay in the town of Santiago de Okola today on the shore of Lake Titicaca. It’s a beautiful small Aymara community and we are very excited to be here. We will......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Study Abroad Bolivia: Language & Cultural Exploration

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Valley of the Moon

Saoirse, Participant

Today we went to the Valley of the Moon, a name given by Neil Armstrong for its moon-like landscape. Famous for its eroded rock formations (due to wind and water) the walk felt like navigating another planet, so its no wonder a Tie Fighter welcomes......Read More

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First Impressions

Simon Brown, Participant

Hello everyone, the group has finally come together! We all had early morning arrivals into Bolivia so the first day we slept in and took it very easy. We took a fun Gondola ride around the city and ate lunch in a market very close to the city......Read More

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Day 1

Luis, Instructor

Hi everyone, I just wanted to send this photo to let everyone see a picture of the team in this first day. We’ve arrived now to our orientation site outside of La Paz where we will be spending the next couple of days preparing for the rest of......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Study Abroad Bolivia: Language & Cultural Exploration

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Student Arrival

Luis, Instructor

Hello families, I’m happy to announce that all students have arrived safely to La Paz. We’re now all in the hotel and getting some much needed rest before starting things off tomorrow. I’ll be in touch soon with more updates and......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Study Abroad Bolivia: Language & Cultural Exploration

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Arrival Yak, Important!

Luis Alvarado, Instructor

Hey everyone, This is a really important Yak! I’m going to outline all the steps you need to know to navigate the airport upon arrival in Bolivia. Please pay close attention, print it out if you need to. It’s not a terribly complicated process,......Read More

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Introduction

Saoirse Lewis, Participant

Hi everyone, My name is Saoirse and I’m from San Francisco, currently going to school in Connecticut. In high school I played tennis and volleyball, but in college my hobbies consist of writing music, reading and going on hikes. I love traveling......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Study Abroad Bolivia: Language & Cultural Exploration

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Technology on Program

Luis Alvarado, Instructor

Hola a todos, I wanted to write you this note to follow up on the technology policy that is outlined in the Participant Agreement. I think it’s important for you all to know why we have the policies and ideas that we ask you to agree to, the......Read More

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Our Itinerary!

Luis Alvarado, Instructor

Hi Everyone, I’m excited to share our summer itinerary here with all of you!! Below you’ll find a week by week breakdown of the course. We’ll of course talk more about the schedule in detail when we meet up in Bolivia. Until then......Read More

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Little intro

Brown, Participant

Hey everyone! My name is Simon. I was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. Some of my favorite things to do is play/watch soccer or lacrosse, listen to music, and travel. I’m super relaxed and chill so i’m pretty much up for any experience.......Read More

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Packing Tips

Luis Alvarado, Instructor

Hola Dragones, As you prepare for our upcoming trip here in Bolivia I thought I would send out some recommendations to help you in your packing process. Packing to travel to a place you’ve never been can be a confusing process. I’ll try to lay......Read More