Universidad Privada Boliviana was created by the Bolivian business community to generate entrepreneurs and fulfill the need of private firms for skilled management and technical professionals. UPB is a leading university in Bolivia with major campuses in the beautiful cities of Cochabamba and La Paz.
Students take advantage of all that UPB has to offer by enrolling in courses alongside local students. Courses are taught almost exclusively in Spanish, although there are an increasing number of courses available in English.
Internships are offered in business, finance, micro-finance, energy, agroindustry, government, education and social work. UPB connects students to nearly 400 private & government organizations who serve as potential internship hosts.
Both UPB campuses offer fields of study that include business administration, communications, marketing and logistics, finance, law and engineering. Not all subjects are offered at both campuses, so please be sure when applying that your field of study is offered at your intended campus. Mining engineering is offered exclusively at the La Paz campus. Graphic design and architecture are only offered in Cochabamba.
La PazLa Paz, Bolivia0 - 5,000 on Campus250,000+ residents in La PazLanguage(s) spoken on campus: Spanish
UPB has two campuses; the first campus is located in the city of La Paz, one of the highest cities in the world with an altitude of 3,649 meters (about 12,000 feet) above sea level. La Paz is in the northeast part of the country, surrounded by multicolored mountains with moon like formations. The climate is dry with no humidity and has a mild summer and a unique sunny winter with clear blue skies and a temperature that can vary from 35 to 75 degrees. Nearby attractions include Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world; Tiahuanaco, an ancient archeological city that has been around since 1500 B.C.; and the tropics with a warm and humid climate all year around.
CochabambaCochabamba, Bolivia0 - 5,000 on Campus250,000+ residents in CochabambaLanguage(s) spoken on campus: Spanish
Cochabamba is a city in central Bolivia, located in a valley bearing the same name in the Andean Mountain Range. It is the capital of the Cochabamba Department and the fourth largest city in Bolivia. The name derives from a compound of the Quechua words “qucha,” meaning lake, and “pampa " meaning open plain. Residents of the city and surrounding areas are commonly referred to as “Cochalas.” Cochabamba is known as the "City of Eternal Spring" and "The Garden City" due to its year round spring-like temperatures. It is also known as "La Llajta,” or "town" in Quechua.