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Bolivia Return Flight Information: Flight: AA 938 Departs Bolivia on Tuesday, July 16 at 7:00 AM Arrives in Miami on Tuesday, July 16 at 2:06 PM

Feeling At Home

I felt more at home at the hostel of El Refugio than I had at any point during my trip to Bolivia. Reason being was the mountains. I had spent a week in the small riverside town of Rurrenabaque and had a great time, hours in the airport of La Paz and felt mostly the Read More…

Leaving Charque

The group was tired, dirty, and ready to get back to Rurrenbaque. After three nights of sleeping in the jungle of the Amazon, everyone was eager to take a shower and sleep in a real bed. The work we did in the Charque community was fulfilling and we were satisfied with what we had accomplished, Read More…

Blue

The first bead introduced to the Bolivia team was the blue bead. Each of us were asked to assign a definition to the bead and I chose curiosity. The curiosity to discover the infinite skies above, and the endless depths of the sea. Blue is calm, cool, and collected; necessary for the exploration of the Read More…

Conquering the Language Barrier

Communication is key no matter the location or the situation. This becomes even more prudent when in a foreign country and a simple miscommunication can affect the entirety of the travels. Coming into this trip I was not extremely confident in my Spanish speaking but I have learned how even the simplest and most discombobulated Read More…

I Only Drink Water from the Swiss Alps

Many of us claim water companies such as Essentia, Fiji, Evian, Smart Water, and Voss to be the best tasting water while some of us install Brita filters and fridge filters to make our clean water cleaner. But about 2000 miles away in our small town of Rurrenabaque and the community Charque, the people rely Read More…

What We Learned Collecting Data

While everyone on the Bolivia team came here with the same goals, we (Lily and Sydney) were sent with a specific task: to collect data regarding the health and sanitation of the rural community we visited in the Amazon. Shoulder to shoulder worked alongside the epidemiology department at Wayne State University (located in Detroit,Mi) to Read More…

Group back in Rurrenabaque

After four days and three night spent in Charque (a small village along the Bolivian Amazon), the group has made it back safely to Rurrenabaque. They will spend tomorrow cleaning up, finishing the filters they built, and having a final dinner with Joselo and the team of the Rio Beni Health Foundation.

Last Day in Charque

Our 2019 Bolivia crew finished their last day of work delivering filters in the town of Charque. They will be packing up camp and returning to Rurre tomorrow where we hope they will have a chance to send along some photos from their time away.

A Message from the Field

Our course instructors sent us a message by satellite phone letting us know the group is hard at work delivering filters in the town of Charque. We will post updates as we recieve them and will post photos upon the groups return to Rurre.

A Simple Exchange

Ring shopping has been something I was definitely looking forward to on this trip. Returning with not only a new outlook on life, but a new and fresh style that I could say was from a community right in the heart of South America. As I set out on this endeavor after lunch, I found Read More…

Trying New Foods

Today for lunch, we ate at one of the restaurants we have already eaten at, but since most restaurants here have a menu of the day, we ate totally different food. It was absolutely amazing and if the food was like that in the US, McDonalds would go out of business. When I was younger, Read More…

Thirty Hours. Four Planes. Nine People.

“Don’t go because you’ve fallen in love with solvability. Go because you’ve fallen in love with complexity” -Courtney Martin Thirty hours, four planes, nine people. This is all it takes to be a part of change. It is important to note that we are not here to solve a crisis. We are here to understand Read More…

Bolivia crew safely in Rurre

Our Bolivia instructor team has let us know that the group has arrived safely to Rurrenabaque. After a long day of travel, they are off for a good nights sleep and will begin tomorrow with an introduction to the Rio Beni Health Foundation.

Welcome to the Bolivia Travel Journal

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text letter_spacing=””]The travel journals will be the place for students to share their experience while traveling. Once the students are on-site, they are asked to post reflections, observations, pictures, stories, poems, and more. Our whole community appreciates the opportunity to be part of the group’s adventure, and as the course comes to an end, each Read More…

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