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Social Sciences Field School in the Andes: Approaches to Ecological and Social Change
La Paz, Bolivia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
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Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing Options: Home Stay Areas of Study: Anthropology, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Politics, Sociology
Class Status: 1-freshman, 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior Program Type: field study, study abroad
Program: Faculty-Directed
Program Description:
La Paz Bolivia
In this unique program, you'll live with a host family in beautiful La Paz, Bolivia, where you'll study the politics, history and culture of the Andes. Through the field school nature of the program, you'll engage in active and experiential learning in multiple sites in and beyond La Paz, garnering a better understanding of the key stages and elements of qualitative and quantitative social science research through different social science disciplines.

Faculty Kate Centellas, Ph.D. and Miguel Centellas, Ph.D.
Course Credit 3 hours of ANTH 392 or INST 413
3 hours of ANTH 393 or INST 381
6 hours of SOC 385 or
3 hours of SOHE 301
(Total hours (6) can be combined as needed for programs)
Prerequisites/Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.5, good academic and disciplinary standing at UM, successful completion of SPAN 201 or higher (or consent of instructor), course approval form either Dr. Kate Centellas or Dr. Miguel Centellas and from your academic dean's office
Program Price $3,900
Program Price Includes: Tuition, housing, meals, program-sponsored excursions, international health insurance
Program Price DOES NOT Include: UM Study Abroad Application Fee, transportation costs, personal spending money, course books/materials, passport/visa fees
Contact Dr. Kate Centellas;  Ashley Fly

Non-UM students must be admitted to the University of Mississippi as visiting students by Applying Here.  Applications can be submitted on the Study Abroad website before or after being admitted to UM. The following set of instructions will help you as you complete your UM application:

UM app instructions.pdf

In general, financial aid will apply to UM study abroad programs.  All students should review the study abroad information on the Financial Aid Office website.  It is the student’s responsibility to meet with a financial aid advisor to discuss how aid packages apply to study abroad.  

Call 662-915-1508 or email to schedule an appointment.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/07/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.