Bolivia

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Our programs in Bolivia are based out of either La Paz or Cochabamba and often travel to rural areas. Bolivia is immersed in the struggle for social change and defense of Indigenous and resource rights.  Bolivia is also exciting because it is the only country in the Americas under Indigenous leadership. There are about 37 different ethnic groups living in the country.  The three largest groups are Aymara, Quechua, and Guarani.

Possible Program Themes

  • Economic globalization
  • U.S. relations
  • Aymara spirituality, culture, and identity
  • Sustainable development and fair trade
  • Ecotourism and the environment
  • Education
  • Health and human rights
  • Gender issues
  • Liberation theology
  • Migration
  • Indigenous communities

Potential Visits and Excursions

  • Spend the day in an Indigenous community to learn about grassroots organizing efforts
  • Hear political parties’ views on the topics like education and development
  • Learn about World Bank development policies
  • Speak with Bolivian Business Association Members about their views
  • Share a cultural evening at a university that will include Bolivian folk dancing
  • Participate in an Aymara ritual and ceremony
  • Visit to the Tiahuanacu ruins
  • Meet with US Embassy or USAID officials to hear about policy in Bolivia
  • Meet with representatives from the women’s movement and emerging women’s organizations
  • Trip to Lake Titicaca
  • Visit to the United Nations Mission in Bolivia

Staff

Program staff from one of our permanent sites will design seminars to Bolivia and accompany groups there. We do not have permanent staff based in Bolivia.

Program Planning Checklist

Our program planning checklist will give you a better idea of some of the specific opportunities available in Bolivia.  When you plan your seminar with CGE, we may ask you to complete the checklist and submit it.

Accommodations

Lodging is in modest hotels or guest houses.

To take the next step, please call our office or go to our Overview and How-to page for more information.