BOLIVIA & TRAVEL INFORMATION
UPDATE EFFECTIVE 11/9:
This year's conference will no longer take place in Bolivia due to the current political climate. Please keep an eye on your emails and the Conference page to view any details related to the new online schedule.
DATES: November 19th - 21st 2022
OLD LOCATION: Santa Cruz & Cochabamba, Bolivia
NEW LOCATION: Online on November 19th
(Link to event sent will be sent upon registration.)
HOST UNIVERSITY: Universidad Privada Boliviana
MALAS 2022 in BOLIVIA
The Midwest Association for Latin American Studies is holding its 72nd annual conference in Bolivia. Presenters are encouraged to travel and attend the event in person. Special events have been programmed for participants to gain an immersive experience. The conference will be an excellent opportunity to gather in person in the middle of the South American continent.
Bolivia shares its borders with five neighboring nations. The Andes Mountain range runs through the country and the mountainous terrain coupled with its location in the tropics result in a wide range of ecosystems and lands rich in mineral resources. Castilian, Bolivian Spanish, is the dominant language but many speak other dialects and Native American languages such as Aymara or Quechuan. The conference will be held in two modern cities, each with its distinct culture and identity.
The host institution is Universidad Privada Boliviana. UPB has multiple campuses and MALAS will be at the Santa Cruz campus and the Campus at Cochabamba.
November 19-20, 2022 • Santa Cruz https://www.upb.edu/es/sede_santa_cruz
Video about the Santa Cruz Campus: LINK
November 21, 2022 • Cochabamba https://www.upb.edu/es/sede_cochabamba
Video about the Cochabamba Campus: LINK
Recommended Hotels in Santa Cruz:
Novotel Santa Cruz de la Sierra
Recommended Hotels in Cochabamba:
Gran Hotel Cochabamba
Domestic Air Travel:
The trip to Cochabamba will require a domestic flight, but the cost is reasonable. The current
price of airfare for a roundtrip ticket Santa Cruz-Cochabamba varies between US$90 and
Please check the Entry Requirements to Bolivia for your country of citizenship. International
travel to Bolivia is currently possible, but most travelers should verify; that their Passport is valid
for 6 months, that COVID testing/vaccination status complies with entry requirements, and that
you have the Yellow Fever vaccine.
Travelers from the United States will only need a passport to travel, but upon arrival in Bolivia
will be required to purchase a visitor visa ($160 in US Dollars or local currency – equivalent to
fee that the USA charges Bolivians for a visa). In addition, you will need to show proof of
return/round-trip ticket and proof of lodging (hotel reservation).
*All travel expenses will be incurred by individual participants, but the local hosts will continue
to provide information before and during the event to help participants with travel logistics.