This exciting new program begins June 22 and is open to all including college and high school students and community members!
Learn from the indigenous peoples of Bolivia and look at a range of lenses through which indigenous peoples and others view the environment.
The academics of this experience will focus on pressing contemporary issues in Bolivia, including self-determination and autonomy; indigenous peoples and climate justice; oil/gas/mining conflicts on indigenous territories; legal developments and challenges; natural resource management in indigenous territories (e.g. community-forestry); development encroachment (e.g. industrial farming and logging); conservation of biodiversity related to indigenous peoples’ intellectual property rights; and indigenous agroecology.
By exploring contemporary issues, you will:
Earn 6 UO credits. The credits are approved at the University of Oregon as 400/500-level INTL credit, and count for the INTL intercultural experience requirement and towards Block B or C. CRN 42957and CRN 43615 (Grad level).
For non-UO students, credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Begin an application to learn more.
Indigenous Rights and Environmental Justice of Bolivia a #NoPassportNeeded experience is adapted from this study abroad program.
The draft syllabus for this experience will be updated soon to reflect remote activities. In addition to academics, you will work on remote service learning projects, and some examples of potential projects are:
Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.
UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.
Faculty and Staff
Derrick Hindery, Associate Professor in the Department of International Studies at the University of Oregon.
Dr. José Martinez, head of Sociology at the Gabriel René Moreno Autonomous University (UAGRM) in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
Learn more at: https://geo.uoregon.edu/programs/bolivia/indigenous-rights-and-environmental-justice-of-bolivia
through University of Oregon's Global Education Oregon (GEO) website at: