Featured Program Development Possibilities

Classroom Development

If you are looking for an educational experience, we will help connect you with local Bolivian professors and Universities in any field of study that might spark your interest!
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Service-Learning

We have established relationships with local volunteer centers in Cochabamba. Our goal is to help students become involved in the Bolivian community.
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Excursion

Let Connect2Bolivia help guide you on your Bolivian journey! As well as the Bolivian Culture, the Bolivian topography varies from location to location.
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Internships!

Internships: Our goal is to help business owners in Bolivia expand their networking within Bolivia and abroad.
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Classroom Development

If you are looking for an educational experience, we will help connect you with local Bolivian professors and Universities in any field of study that might spark your interest!

Connect2Bolivia offers a number of courses in several different fields: (*Most popular)


  • Anthropology*
  • Archeology*
  • Architecture
  • Business
  • Education
  • Sociology*
  • Communication
  • Languages: Spanish, Quechua, & Aymara*
  • Literature
  • Medicine/Health*
  • Political Science
*Note: If additional courses are identified or requested, Connect2Bolivia will consider these on a case by case basis. Inquiries may be made directly to our contact page.

Social Entrepreneurship (Service-Learning)

Connect2Bolivia has established relationships with local volunteer centers in the Cochabamba area. Our goal is to help students become involved in the Bolivian community and volunteer their time to improve the lives of the Bolivian people. Social Entrepreneurship is a wonderful way to learn how one person can help another.

Connect2Bolivia offers a number of Volunteering options such as Education, Community Service, Orphanages, Medical Centers, Religion, and more!

Placement Example: Centro Educativo y Recreativo Fundacion Casari was founded by Massimo Casari. He is a native to Malian, Italy. He came to Bolivia as a volunteer in the 1980s. He decided that the children in Cochabamba, Bolivia needed more help. So, he opened his own center which allows children of all ages to come and receive extra educational help. Many Bolivian children are forced to work for their parents at a young age, selling food on the streets, cleaning houses, etc. Often they are neglected and do not receive a well-balanced education. The center enables children to go to school, and then to receive extra help such as tutoring after school hours. This allows students to receive better grades and more opportunities for the future. The center also gives students breakfast, lunch, and dinner to make sure they are being well-nurtured. For more information please visit: www.comitatocasari.org

Volunteers work may include: helping children with homework, working on educational projects, developing extracurricular activities, and assisting in meal preparation. The placement will enable volunteers to interact closely with local community members. By allowing this close intercultural relationship, volunteers will understand the needs of the family members involved at the center.

Service-Learning, Internships & Volunteerism

Excursions

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Let Connect2Bolivia help guide you on your Bolivian journey! As well as the Bolivian Culture, the Bolivian topography varies from location to location. It is very exciting to travel throughout this geographically diverse country. On our program, we include several field trips outside of the Cochabamba area. The following are several examples of possible excursion options. Please note this is NOT an inclusive list!

Salar de Unyuni is the world’s largest salt flats. It is located southwest of Cochabamba, Bolivia. It was prehistorically a salt lake called “Lago Minchin” that dried up and became a vast awe-inspiring salt flat. It stretches to around 4,600 square miles. There are still several bright mineral colored lakes that exist with pink flamingos living nearby. On the tour, one will see many different strange islands, animals, and rock statues. It is one of the most famous visiting sights in Bolivia!

LagoLago Titicaca is the largest natural lake located at its altitude of 12,500 feet. It was close to becoming a “Wonder of the World.” Individuals will be able to take exotic hikes and boat tours while learning about the Aymara culture.

Toro Toro CaveIncachaca is an hour outside of Cochabamba on the way to the lowlands. It was used by the Inca Empire as a path through the jungle up through the Andes. It is a two to three hour hike through the historical site. On the path, you will see the first electrical plant in Bolivia, beautiful site-seeing such as plants, waterfalls, and mountains.

Chapare is a three-hour drive outside of Cochabamba. It is a two-day trip to the tropical lowlands. It is well-known because of its beautiful rainforest, Chapare-Amazon River, natural landscapes, and national parks. Students will have the opportunity to visit the Monkey Park and take amazing guided hikes through the rainforest.

Toro Toro National Park is a two-day adventure to the famous caves of Humajalanta. It is a guided tour through ancient caves and exotic landscapes. It is also famous for its dinosaur footprints, fossils, and other prehistoric creatures.

Potosí is an old Spanish colonial town located South of La Paz. It was considered one of the wealthiest silver and tin mines in South America. The city is located high in the Andes at around 13,400 feet. The Spanish conquistadors extracted the minerals from the mine to pay off their debt in Europe. Individuals will experience the colonial architecture, museums, and mine tour.

CristoCochabamba Excursions: In the city of Cochabamba, there are many different excursions for students. Some of these tourist attractions have small entrance fees. Others are completely free! Below is a short list of possible visiting sites for students.

El Cristo is a statue of Jesus Christ that can be found in the heart of the city. When traveling to the top, one can view the entire city of Cochabamba. The statue is also used for a directional point in the city (North, South, East, and West).

Santa TeresaSanta Teresa is a convent that was founded in year 1760. The guide allows you to look into the astonishing lives of cloistered nuns. The tour shows you how the nuns studied early medicine, made candles, prayed, and lived their daily sheltered lives. It was very common in Bolivia for one of the females in the family to become a nun at Santa Teresa. Today, the convent is still housing nuns, but they live next to the old structure in more modern commodores.

Palacio Portales is a beautiful home designed by French architect, Eugene Bliault for Simón Iturri Patiño, the famous tin mine owner. The house was designed between years 1915 to 1927. The gardens were modeled after Versailles Palace in Pairs. The home is an amazing look into the level of wealth accumulated by minors long ago in Bolivia. Today, it stands as a museum for the public. It also features art galleries for new artists, and it houses a theater inside for special events.

Incarracay is an Inca administrative sighting located close to the village of Sipe Sipe. It was used as an administrative capital during the Inca period. Individuals will experience vast scenery which overlooks Cochabamba along with an adventurous hike.

Cotapachi-Quillacollo is a huge maize storage facility used during the Inca period. It provided close to 25% of all the maize of the Inca Empire. More than 3,000 circular Qollqa or Silos in basket form were built to keep the state corn for military, ritual, and natural disaster circumstances.

Urkupiña is a location devoted to the sighting of the Virgin Mary. Every year in August, millions of Bolivians walk the road from Cochabamba to this location as a pilgrimage to the Virgin Mary. When arriving at the site, a special mass is said. People pray and dance while giving thanks to the Virgin Mary and God.

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Internships!

Our goal is to help business owners in Bolivia expand their networking within Bolivia and abroad. We enable local business owners to connect with other international businesses in order to allow both parties to share ideas, to improve business opportunities, and to grow by creating a long-term relationship.

Connet2Bolivia offers a number of internships in several different fields:

  • Outsourcing

  • Retail Sales
  • Graphic Design
  • Management
  • Journalism
  • Social Work
  • Engineering
  • Environmentalism
  • Marketing
  • Teaching
  • Advertisement
  • Media Coverage
  • Architecture
  • Public Health
  • Craftsmanship
  • Business

*Note: If additional internships are identified or requested, Connect2Bolivia will consider these on a case by case basis. Inquiries may be made directly to our contact page.

Exchange Programs: If you are interested in studying abroad at a High School or University level in Bolivia or the United States, please let us help guide you in your educational journey abroad. We will help connect you to the correct school of choice. If you would like more information about these exciting opportunities, please contact us!!!