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  • Locations: Santa Cruz, Bolivia; Sucre, Bolivia
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 06/09/2018 06/25/2018
NOTE: EARLY APPLICATION IS STRONGLY ADVISED. We retain the right to close applications before the published deadline above if all spots are filled. Program start and end dates are subject to slight change. (Important note on program dates: This program begins on-campus coursework beginning May 29.)

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Advisor: Sarah Malloy Housing Options: Hotel/Hostel
Minimum GPA:
2.5 Program Type: U of A Faculty-Led
Language of Instruction: English Language Courses Offered: No
Credit Type: U of A Credit Open to non-U of A students?: No
Area of Study: Communications, Journalism, Photography Program Duration: 2 weeks
Program Description:
Interview
HOW TO APPLY
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
ELIGIBILITY
ACADEMICS
EXCURSIONS & ACCOMMODATIONS 
ESTIMATED COSTS
SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID
CONTACT US
 

HOW TO APPLY 

Once applications open, click the "Apply Now" button at the top of the page to begin. Once your application is completed, your application will be reviewed and a decision will be made. You will be notified of the decision through the HogsAbroad portal. 

If you don't yet have your passport, don't worry! You do not need a physical copy of your passport in order to apply for the program. However, if you don't already have a passport, please be proactive and begin your passport application today!
 
*Non-UofA students:  Upon acceptance to the program, the Office of Study Abroad will provide non-UofA students further instructions on how to enroll at the University as a visiting, non-degree-seeking student. 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Bolivia
International Photojournalism - Bolivia is a five-week summer program that will immerse University of Arkansas students in the culture of a South American country.  This unique course combines extensive travel and backpack journalism. Students will explore all three climatic terrains: tropics of Santa Cruz, salt deserts of the Lake Uyuni and polar climate of the Andes Mountains. As a group of photojournalists, we will explore ordinary people’s life in ancient reserves and modern urban cities. Through travel and communication, students will learn about country’s rich history and capture images of cultural, social, economic and political aspects of life in Bolivia. This course will give students an opportunity to extensively travel, practice photojournalism and combine international experience with experiential learning.
 

ELIGIBILITY

Students must:
 
Undergraduates should have completed at least 24 credit hours* with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better at the time of application.
 
*Students who have completed less than 24 credit hours may be admissible upon recommendation of faculty leader with support of the dean of the sponsoring college.

ACADEMICS

Program Dates:

Credit Hours: Three (3) credit hours

Upon the completion of the course, students will be able to: 

Research, plan and produce an international story with a compelling angle.
Find original ideas and cover stories outside of the United States.

Capture audio, video and images using mobile reporting equipment
Use smartphones and hardware to effectively gather material in the field. 
 
Enhance critical thinking, interviewing, writing and editing skills.
Projects include features, profiles and documentary-style coverage.

Create cross-platform visual stories with elements of multimedia.
Students will post projects on social media and a personal blog. 

Communicate and manage time on an international photo assignment. 
Each student will work with a Bolivian counterpart with limited time and resources. It is crucial to operate efficiently, manage time and collaborate. 

Experience and learn about South American culture and develop a broader understanding of the world and current events and issues in South America.

Apply theory into real-world, hands-on experience in the field of photojournalism. Students will produce real stories to enhance experience and increase hiring opportunities once they graduate. 

Independently plan and arrange complex travel routes. 
Students learn best by doing, and this program is an excellent example of that philosophy in action.

EXCURSIONS & ACCOMMODATIONS 


Salt LakeHouse of Liberty Museum - Casa de la Libertad

National Mint of Bolivia - Casa de la Moneda de Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni - World's Largest Salt Flat/Lake at 4,086 sq miles.

Samaipata - Delightful and Secluded Subtropical Village at 5000 ft. altitude, 90 miles from Santa Cruz.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID

 Financial aid and scholarships are available to U of A students. 

In many cases, you can also use your current scholarships and financial aid to help finance your program.  If you receive scholarships, grants, or loans as a U of A student, please contact your Financial Aid Advisor in Silas Hunt Hall (479-575-3806) to see how much of your current aid package you’ll be able to utilize towards this summer study abroad program or to apply for loans.  Participants on this program may also be eligible to apply for these institutional and national scholarships below. Criteria for scholarships vary, and students should read eligibility requirements carefully. 

U of A students should check out other funding opportunities on our website.
 
This list is not comprehensive nor will all students be eligible for the listed scholarships.

CONTACT US

For assistance with the application process, costs, travel arrangements, etc., contact the Office of Study Abroad.
 
For additional information about courses or program content, contact faculty leaders:

Hayot Tuychiev      
Department of Journalism
Kimpel 117A
hayott@uark.edu

Rebecca Drolen
Department of Art
FNAR 338
drolen@uark.edu