Highly entrepreneurial country with amazing nature
Bolivia, or officially the Plurinational State of Bolivia, is a landlocked country in South America. It is the highest and the most isolated South American region. The highest administrative capital in the world, city La Paz (3 630 m), and the highest navigable lake, Titicaca (3 812 m), are located in Bolivia.
In 2008, Bolivia was declared free of illiteracy, following the UNESCO standards. It was the fourth country in South America to attain this great status. Bolivia has both public and private universities. Admission to those universities is based on the high school grades and the results of the entrance exams. The biggest and the most popular university is the Bolivian university – a consortium of eight public and one private university in the cities of La Paz, Cochabamba, Oruro, Potosi, Santa Cruz, Sucre, Tarija and Trinidad.
There are a surprising number of private schools, private vocational institutes, academies and private universities in Bolivia. Surprisingly, it is usually easier to get into a private university than a state university in Bolivia. The entrance exams are very difficult in public universities – not because of the quality of education, but due to the lack of financial resources and infrastructure to provide all students with accommodation and necessary equipment.
Most private universities, as they were established by the Bolivian Business Community, offer students great opportunities to gain necessary entrepreneurial experience while studying, by taking part in various workshops, meeting lots of people from the business world, which allows them to establish contacts and find a job easier after graduation.
Moreover, studying in Bolivia allows students to learn faster and easier the Spanish language or explore the wonderful nature of Bolivia. There is a huge number of unusual places in the country, like the Road of Death or Salar de Uyuni – the world largest salt flat. Finally, Bolivia has a rich history, and all students have a great chance to visit a majority pieces of art and architectural monuments, giving them an insight of old times. I will be a great experience to visit the Cathedral in La Paz or Statue of Christ “Cristo de la Concordia” in Cochabamba.
Top 3 reasons to study in Bolivia:
- Entrepreneurial environment
- Unique natural sights to visit
- Architecture and other pieces of art that tell a lot about the history of the country
Did you know this about Bolivia?
- The University of San Francisco Xavier in Sucre is the oldest university, having been founded in 1624.
- Because of the height, water in Bolivia boils at 88 degrees.
- In 2010, Bolivia and Peru have signed an agreement according to which Bolivia for 99 years leases a small part of the coast of the Pacific Ocean.