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Study Abroad Bolivia: Language & Cultural Exploration

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Students Have Departed

Luis Alvarado, Instructor

Hello families and friends, This is a quick note to let you all know that all students have left La Paz and on their way home. Personally it was a pleasure for me to get to work with such an inspiring group of young people. I’m sure......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Study Abroad Bolivia: Language & Cultural Exploration

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Closing Time

Simon, Participant

Hello everyone, We have just finished our 3 day hike outside of Sucre. It was a great time for reflection and enjoying the stunning scenery that surrounded us. We hiked into a huge crater, saved a baby lamb, and had an awesome guide named Julio who......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Study Abroad Bolivia: Language & Cultural Exploration

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Post Trek

Saoirse, Participant

Hi all! We just got back from our 3 day trek and are preparing to leave in the next couple days. The trek was beautiful and unlike anything I had ever seen, almost like a high altitude desert, but with colorful mountains, waterfalls, rivers and......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

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Trekking

Luis, Participant

Hello all, This is a quick note to let everyone know that today (Saturday) we head out to the crater of Maragua here in Sucre. It promises to be a fun time and a good opportunity to connect with the land here in bolivia during our final week.......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

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Quechua Spirituality

Simon, Participant

So a bit of housekeeping before I get into some other things. This past Sunday I got to cross off one of my biggest bucket list items. I begged and begged Luis to take me to a local soccer game here in Cochabamba and he finally gave in. It was so......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Study Abroad Bolivia: Language & Cultural Exploration

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My Family

Saoirse, Participant

It’s the last day in Tiquipaya and I’m already missing my homestay family. Each member has an integral place and purpose weaving together a collective unit, and I can’t imagine my experience here without each and every one of them. First there......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Study Abroad Bolivia: Language & Cultural Exploration

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Homestay

Saoirse Lewis, Participant

Its been almost a week since we arrived in our homestay and now we’ve started settling into a routine. I wake up at 7, and then eat a breakfast of toast or oatmeal. Then we all arrive at the farm at 8 before starting classes at 8:30. Classes are......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Study Abroad Bolivia: Language & Cultural Exploration

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The Little Things

Simon, Participant

Heyo, So we have settled down in our homestays in Tiquipaya which is right outside of Cocha. We have gotten the chance to experience both cities and we have pretty much settled in really well. We all love our homestays and our families that have......Read More

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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

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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