Orientation in Cochabamba
Our program starts in Bolivia’s city of eternal spring, Cochabamba. Following pickups from the Jorge Wilstermann International Airport, we’ll get acclimatized to the sights, sounds, smells, and altitude of the region. At 2560 m./8,400 ft., we’ll settle in to our adventure by exploring Cochabamba’s vibrant neighborhoods. We’ll learn the lingo and get a crash course in Bolivian culture, politics, and, of course, cuisine!
We’ll start with some Spanish lessons allowing us to better connect with local changemakers like Fundacion Abril to begin unpacking Bolivia’s colonial history, the effects of climate change, and how land and livelihoods intersect in this landlocked country. Then, we’ll learn to bargain hard in the local markets and savour the sheer delight of saltenas, humitas and silpancho!