We are thrilled to announce Amizade’s newest partnership with FSD Bolivia!

FSD Bolivia formerly existed as a site team under the U.S.-based Foundation for Sustainable Development but has since developed into its own, independent entity in Bolivia and established a new organizational partnership with Amizade. Amizade is honored to add FSD Bolivia to its robust network of community partners and further FSD Bolivia’s legacy of community-driven development and international exchange.

In partnership with FSD Bolivia, we are offering several long-term programs focused on asset-based community development.

Community

Community Partner

FSD Bolivia: FSD Bolivia seeks to achieve community-driven goals through asset-based development and international exchange in Latin America. FSD Bolivia formerly existed as a site team under the U.S.-based Foundation for Sustainable Development but has since developed into its own, independent entity in Bolivia. FSD Bolivia believes that the power to end poverty and achieve sustainable prosperity is in people. FSD Bolivia’s approach focuses on mobilizing resources–human, economic, and natural–for sustainable, life-changing initiatives. FSD Bolivia uses an asset-based community development approach that encourages self-reliance and inspires appreciation of existing resources in the community and the confidence to build upon them. They facilitate change by bringing together voices from the community, the ongoing efforts of local groups and organizations, and the local resources identified in the community, connecting them with international students, professionals, and donors who want to make a difference. Visit FSD Bolivia’s new website to learn more! https://www.fsdbolivia.org/

Program Options

International Development Internships

Immerse yourself in a new culture while working alongside community members to create lasting change. Internship and Gap Year programs provide students and young professionals the opportunity to develop and implement a community development project with a local organizational partner. Participants receive intensive development training and are mentored throughout the experience by our on-site staff. Program length can vary from 9 weeks to a full year.

Community-Based Participatory Research Internship

A Research Internship allows participants to engage with FSD Bolivia community partners in researching local issues and developing potential solutions. With community-based participatory research, the research question is defined and findings are analyzed together with the community. The goal is knowledge creation which serves to inform community action. Program length can vary from 9 weeks to a full year.

Program Fees

The program fee covers all the in-country costs of your program, including the following items:

  • Airport pickup
  • One-week orientation
  • Family homestay
  • All meals
  • Local mobile phone
  • Development training workshops/ cultural activities
  • A midterm retreat
  • In-country support from the Bolivia site team 24/7
  • Seed funding for your project
  • Eligibility for additional project funding
  • Traveler and health insurance
  • Money for local transportation (to and from NGO

Additional Program Related Expenses:

  • Airfare
  • Applicable passport or visa fees
  • Supplemental meals or snacks
  • Personal spending money

2019 Program Start Dates

Winter Spring Summer 1 Summer 2
January 28 March 28 May 27 June 15

Application Deadlines

Winter Spring Summer 1
Early Decision October 15 November 15 March 1
Application Deadline November 15 December 15 15 April 1
Late Application Cutoff December 15 January 15 15 May 1

Summer Program Fees

Weeks Cost
9 $4100
10 $4300
11 $4500
12 $4700
13 $4900

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