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  • Locations: La Paz, Bolivia; Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia; Tiahuanaco, Bolivia
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Maymester
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Maymester 2022 02/15/2022 03/14/2022 05/18/2022 06/07/2022
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: Yes
Academic Level(s): Undergraduate Type of Admission: By deadline or until program fills
Participant Selection: Competitive Click here for a definition of this term Number of Student Participants: 11-20 students
Type of Instruction: Internship, Lecture, Service-Learning Classes With: UGA Students
Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professor(s) College/School: FACS
Academic Area: Dietetics, Nutrition Science Language Program: No
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.8 or above
Minimum number of credit hours: 6 Maximum number of credit hours: 6
Work Opportunity: No Volunteer Opportunity: Yes
Scholarship Availability: Yes Housing Type: Host Family
Adventure Sport: Hiking
Program Description:

This program is running in 2022. Please email Program Director Dr. Silvia Giraudo for information about the 2022 program: 

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Program Ratings:
Accuracy and usefulness of orientation materials:
1 2 3 4
Accessibility and quality of health care:
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Safety of location, facilities, excursions, and transportation:
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Academic quality, appropriateness of workload:
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Choice of location for excursions, field trips, site visits:
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Safety, cleanliness, comfort and appropriateness of housing:
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Arrangements for and quality of meals:
1 2 3 4
Opportunities to learn about and interact with the local culture:
1 2 3 4 5
Opportunities to learn about and interact with the local culture/people:
1 2 3 4 5
Overall effectiveness of program staff in managing program:
1 2 3 4
Effectiveness of program staff in handling academic and personal needs and concerns:
1 2 3 4 5
Value of the program in relation to the cost:
1 2 3 4 5
Overall quality of the program in relation to expectations:
1 2 3 4
Program Reviews:
Maymester 2019 Participant
Going to Bolivia was an incredible experience that I will always remember. I learned so much about myself, Bolivian culture, and healthcare. When deciding if I wanted to spend the money to do this trip my best friend told me, "you're never going to look back on this and think 'I wish I hadn't spent that money doing study abroad', you're always going feel like it was worth it no matter what". And I can definitely say that is true! Just go for it!

Annalisa Achiah Botchway, Maymester 2019 Participant
The Bolivia study abroad is a program of it's own. It is like no other!

Joelle Mogoung Nzumgang, Maymester 2019 Participant
This trip was the true definition of experiential learning. Not only was I able to observe the nuances of the nutrition and healthcare systems, between Bolivia and the United States, but I was also able to live the life of a native Bolivian, being immersed in the culture and meeting wonderful people daily. The relationships I have made with the students that I went on the trip with and the students and staff I met oversees will be ones that I cherish forever.

My biggest take-away from my study abroad was my experience learning a new culture and way of life. Living with a host family was the most authentic way of doing those things. I was able to see what their day to day life was like as a family as well as the activities of the students at the college. In addition, experiencing the healthcare system of Bolivia and getting hands on learning with actual patients were incredible opportunities.
     — Olivia Vergura, Maymester 2019