For more than 50 years, our world-renowned Language Program has been the best place in Latin America to learn Spanish, Quechua, and Aymara. Previously known as the Maryknoll Language Institute, we have taught over 13,000 students from around the world to communicate and build relationships with Latin Americans. More than just language classes, our total immersion program offers students opportunities to serve, engage with local people, and learn about Bolivian and Latin American culture and socio-political realities while improving their language skills. Student of all backgrounds are welcome. Join us today!
Course IV May 23 to July 1 Course V July 4 to August 12 Course VI August 15 to September 23 September 26 to November 4 November 7 to December 16
What’s your mission? Come to Bolivia and find out! Our Volunteer Program is a chance for North Americans to explore mission together with Maryknoll, volunteering in Cochabamba full-time for 6 weeks up to 1 year. We are privileged to be witnessing historic changes as Bolivians struggle for a better future in this richly diverse country . We foster formative and transformative experiences, introducing volunteers to mission, cross –cultural engagement, and the realities of Bolivia. In our encounters with Bolivians, we are converted to a deeper understanding of justice and peace as central to living the gospel. We invite you to bring your gifts and your questions, and join us!
You gave me not only a new language in order to survive and understand life in Cochabamba, but also the richness of the stories that came with the language.
This was a good experience with opportunities to learn patience and friendship, and to form a community; it was much, much more than just learning a language.
My time in Bolivia ended up being mission training for me--offering me practice with solidarity and accompaniment, and a revelation in terms of possibilities for church and community.
I spent my time serving others, improving my Spanish and experiencing Bolivian culture, and reflecting on all of it... My time with Maryknoll in Cochabamba changed my life for the better, and I am grateful for it.
Getting to the Mission Center