Pitt in Bolivia Summer Semester 2015: The University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) and Connect2Bolivia developed a Summer Semester Program in 2015. With the help of Connect2Bolivia, Pitt was able to send their professor and students to Bolivia to study abroad. They offered two courses (3 credits each) in Public Health and Sociolinguists during a six week time frame.
Conect2Bolivia worked closely with Pitt in order to make their Summer Semester Program a reality by establishing safe lodging, dinning, classrooms, inter-city field trips/cultural activities, excursions, guest lectures, flights, Bolivian professors, visas, transportation, etc.
Pitt in Bolivia Spring Break 2016: The course focused on environmentalism in Bolivia in comparison to the United States. With the help of Connect2Bolivia, the course was divided into an environmental theme each day such as Education, Water, Health, Energy, Agriculture, and Biodiversity. Connect2Bolivia created contacts with local guest lectures, cultural activity centers, field trips, and excursions that successfully related to each environmental theme.
Pitt in Bolivia Summer Semester 2016: Students from the University of Pittsburgh studied abroad in Cochabamba, Bolivia during their Summer Semester for six weeks from May to June 2016. The course was taught by a professor from the University of Pittsburgh Main Campus. Students enrolled in six to nine credits selecting from several subject areas. Courses included contemporary society, volunteerism, sociolinguistics, and indigenous languages (Aymara and Quechua).
All of the classes offer field components, such as day trips to health clinics, small towns, and markets. Additionally, students visited two of Bolivia’s most famous sites. At Lago Titicaca, they traveled to the world’s highest navigable lake. At Salar de Uyuni, they experienced salt flats, breathtaking sites, and animals such as llamas and pink flamingos.