Eco-volunteering in Bolivia

Travel in Bolivia for a life-changing experience !

Join Bolivia and learn Spanish while helping the aboriginal population in the tropical forest.

The national motto of Bolivia is: Unity is Strength and the country used to belong to the Incas.

 

After 18 hours’ bus ride and 50 minutes in a dugout canoe, take a little break from your daily life in the Bolivian jungle!

 

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The spanish school and activities in Bolivia !

 

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Ecovolunteering in Bolivia

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The teachers in Bolivia:

All teachers are trained in teaching Spanish to foreigners and were chosen for their experience and qualifications in this field. They are trained regularly to be up to date with new teaching techniques. Listening, enthusiasm, sympathy, patience and above all a passion for teaching are just a few of their qualities.

The spanish courses in Bolivia

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All books and teaching materials are provided by the school. 

The courses are based on books published by the school or grammar and vocabulary books which are used in universities around the world. In the school library, you will find a large selection of books, newspapers, audio-visual materials, magazines etc. 

You can choose between 3 options:

  • Standard course: 20 hours of group lessons per week
  • Super intensive courses: 20 hours of group lessons + 10 hours of private lessons
  • Private lessons: 20 hours of lessons per week

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Each class lasts for 60 minutes, and classes are limited to a maximum of 4 participants. The school offers nine different levels, from absolute beginner to advanced.

Activities and excursions in Bolivia:

The school organizes outings in and around Sucre and 2-3 times a week. For some trips you will be charged for transport, entrance tickets to museums or dance classes etc. Excursions outside the city cost around $ 10-15 and include transportation, meals and a guide.

The activities organized at school are for example talks, tourist information, festivities, cooking classes, board games, or Spanish films.

The volunteer programme in Bolivia !

volunteer program in BoliviaYou can learn Spanish and discover little known Bolivia by combining language study with a period of social volunteering. You will live amongst the people, experience the culture and you will practice the Spanish language while giving your time to a worthwhile project. 

The aim of this project is to help the indigenous populations increase their quality of life and find other sources of income through sustainable development using natural ressources and tourism all while keeping their identity and culture and respecting the nature. The 230 Tacana indians who live in the national park have, with help from local NGOs, built an eco-lodge (housing) about 15 minutes from their village.

The lodge counts 7 huts, all located in the forest. They all have electricity in the evening, seperate toilets, a shower and a small terrasse. There is also a small restaurant and a traditionnal hut in which there is a small bar and an exibition about the Tacana's life and culture. This hut also serves as a shop, in which handicrafts are sold.

You will get a unique view of the indigenous way of life. You must be ready to adapt to a very basic lifestyle, all former participants agree to saying that adaptability is the key to success in this programme.

Ecovolunteering in BoliviaThe Tacanas are quite shy and you might need a little time to gain their trust. You must arm yourself with patience and willingly take part of every-day tasks, you are not just a spectator! 

By participating in the volunteer programme, you will be able to practice Spanish in everyday life situations expand your vocabulary, but also gain experience while participating in the development of a country which has its difficulties, but extends an extraordinary welcome.

We ask all of our volunteers to be respectful and understanding for the duration of their mission. If you choose to participate in the volunteer programme in Bolivia, you will receive a complete guide to the country, the mission, good advice and information before leaving.

Useful information for your volunteer programme !

informations about BoliviaAccomodation in Bolivia:

During the language course, you will stay with a Bolivian host family. The families are part of the Bolivian middle class. Please be aware that living standards in Bolivia are much lower than that in European countries. You will stay in a single room, unless you sign up as a couple. You will share a bathroom with other family members. All families live a maximum of 30 minutes walk from the school, but the majority live within 10 minutes.

Included in Bolivia's programme:

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Initial membership fee (200 €) enrolment as a member of the GlobAlong Association is valid for a period of 9 years (renewable).

Accommodation :

  • Laundry (once per week)

Program, follow-up and customization :

  • Pick-up at the airport
  • Help and guidance from our team in Europe before your programme starts
  • Transfer to the accommodation
  • Accommodation with a host family
  • Half board for the duration of your stay (breakfast and lunch)
  • Full board during your volunteer programme
  • Flights from La Paz to Rurrenabaque
  • Ecovonlunteering in Bolivia - GlobalongSpanish level test on your arrival (oral and written)
  • Introduction to the course
  • Customization of your programme
  • Spanish lessons
  • Books and help for your homeworks
  • Transfer back to the airport at the end of your stay
  • Tests each week to see your progress
  • Activities programme
  • Outings
  • Access to the school facilities 
  • 7/7 support from the local coordinator
  • Support from the Globalong team during your entire stay
  • Personal blog on our network
  • Advise on how to get a visa (if needed)
  • Country guide
  • Traveller’s guide
  • Certificate of attendance confirming your language level -
  • Donation for a project
  • Organization fees
Not included in Bolivia's programme:
  • Extra outings
  • Personal expenses
  • Flights to and from Bolivia
  • Flight from Sucre to La Paz (around $100)
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  • Potential daily transport to and from your volunteer placement
  • Transfer back to the airport at the end of your stay
  • Travel and cancellation insurance (mandatory)
  • Vaccinations (click here for more information)
  • Visa fees

Bank holidays 2018 (school will be closed) in Bolivia:

  • 1st January 2018: New Year Day
  • 22th January 2018: Plurinational State Foundation Day
  • globalong volunteering abroad - BoliviaFrom 27th till 28th February 2018: Carnival
  • 14th April 2018: Good Friday
  • 1st May 2018: Labour Day
  • 25th May 2018: Primer Grito Libertario
  • 15th June 2018: Corpus Christi
  • 21th June 2018: Andean New Year
  • 06th August 2018: Independence Day
  • 02nd November 2018: All Souls Day
  • 25th December 2018: Christmas Day
  • From 25th December till beginning of January

Climate in Bolivia: 

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Programmes

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