Build, Teach & Learn: The Bolivia Community Project
Come to the rural Andes of Bolivia to improve the lives of locals through teaching English. Plus, explore ancient ruins and learn from the students you teach.
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Program No. 19639RJ
16 days
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At a Glance

In the “City of Eternal Spring,” delight in breathtaking views of the Andes Mountains as you work to make a true difference in the education of Bolivian students. Lend a hand to help improve a community center or local school in a rural village and offer English language instruction to students of all ages. This special service learning opportunity leads you out of the classroom to experience Bolivian culture and daily life, and offers visits to local Inca archaeological sites and explorations of historic landmarks including the mansion home of one-time tin baron Simon Patino.
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Walking up to one mile on some excursions with 200-300 elevation change. Work site terrain includes slab floors and dirt yard. Short standing times at museums and archaeological sites. Elevations up to 7,000 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Join a learned anthropologist for an exploration of a newly discovered archaeological dig site of Inca artifacts in Quillacollo.
  • Visit a center dedicated to the service of children and young adults with special needs and learn about its vocational programs.
  • Explore the ruins of Incallajta — the largest Inca complex in Bolivia — including the Kallanka, living quarters and waterfall that served as a source of fresh water.
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Jean Carla Costas
Jean Carla Costas is the Bolivian site director for Amizade Global Service-Learning. Over the past decade-plus, she has managed more than 300 volunteers in service projects throughout Bolivia. These community development initiatives have included direct services to at-risk youth and school construction projects. Jean Carla holds a degree in business from the Universidad Mayor de San Simon, studied entrepreneurship at Boston University and is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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