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Projects Abroad in Bolivia -- Arrival Procedure in Cochabamba

"I met so many amazing people in Bolivia. They're really friendly and want to show you everything and take you everywhere"

Staff and volunteers

When you arrive at Cochabamba Airport, you will be met by a member of our Bolivia team. It's a small airport, and once you've collected your luggage and gone through immigration, look out for the Projects Abroad sign.

Volunteering in Bolivia: Orientation and Induction

Daniela Viljoen, our Director for Bolivia, or one of our other staff members will introduce you to Cochabamba, showing you where to find an internet café, how to phone home, where to catch a bus or a taxi from, and how to locate the Projects Abroad Bolivia office.

You will have time to relax with your host family who will be eager to settle you in and make you feel at home. After a couple of days of finding your feet in Bolivia, Daniela will introduce you to your project supervisor and you will decide on a schedule. Most volunteers have a short 10 minute bus journey to work; please note that you will need to cover the cost of the bus, which on average should be less than $1.50 per day.

If you have any questions or problems, Daniela and her team are on the end of the phone 24 hours a day, or you can walk into the office during the day. Daniela also e-mails out a regular newsletter to help you and the other volunteers keep in touch and to advertise any activities going on in the coming weeks.