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.
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Main CampusLa Paz, Bolivia Campus Website0 - 5,000 on Campus250,000+ residents in La PazLanguage(s) spoken on campus: Spanish
Universidad Privada Boliviana has 3 campuses, each offering a variety of degrees. The majority of degrees are offered at the Cochabamba and La Paz campuses. The Santa Cruz campus is the newest campus and has a handful of degree programs. Students taking regular university courses can choose between the three campuses, depending on their area of interest. Students studying on the Spanish Language & Culture program will be at the La Paz campus.
Located only 20 minutes from the main Plaza '14 de Septiembre', the Julio León Prado campus has many activities going on, mainly organized by students. It includes 35-student classrooms, laboratories for science, engineering, and computer science courses, an auditorium, and a coliseum where important sports and cultural activities take place. Additionally, students can enjoy lounge areas, recreational facilities and a cafeteria.
The City of Cochabamba
Known as the City of Eternal Spring, Cochabamba is considered the culinary capital of Bolivia because of the variety, copiousness, and quality of the culinary arts. It is the capital of the Cochabamba Department and the fourth largest city in Bolivia. It houses the early XXth century mansion of one of the famous Tin Barons, Simón I. Patiño, which is now a Pedagogical and Cultural Center. A few kilometers away, we can find various atractions such as Toto Toro's prehistoric caves or Liriuni's hot springs.
Surrounded by beautiful panoramic views, this campus is located 30 minutes away from the most transited parts of the city. The campus mingles La Paz’s astounding mountain views with the advantages of being the administrative capital.
Campus Fernando Illanes de la Riva was built in 2005 and its located on the outskirts of the city. It’s a fun, safe and biodiverse location that offers facilities not only for academic life but also catering to students' recreational activities. It includes 35-student classrooms, laboratories in science, engineering, and informatics, an auditorium, a coliseum with a built-in scene where important sports and cultural events take place, students' lounge areas, recreative facilities and a cafeteria.
The City of La Paz
With an average altitude of 3,640 m (11,800+ ft) above sea level, La Paz is one of the 7 Wonder Cities of the World and home to the seat of government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia. Located near to many popular day trip touristic sights such as Tiwanaku pre-columbian ruins, Chacaltaya mountain, Muela del Diablo peak, and Lake Titicaca. The city holds a great number of museums as well as markets, has an easy on-and-off public transportation system and is home to the world’s highest and largest cable car system.
The Santa Cruz Campus is a brand-new construction that occupies an area of 7,000 m2 which combine stechnology with nature and can accommodate up to 2000 students. It offers the same amenities as the other campuses, with fully equipped classrooms for 35 students, a state-of-the-art multimedia lab, editing room, podcast room, auditorium-style multimodal classrooms, finance lab, a large library, an auditorium and green areas for recreation. It also has study rooms for individual or group use, creativity and relaxation rooms, as well as a cafeteria and parking lots.
The City of Santa Cruz de la Sierra
The business heart of the country and one of the fastest growing cities in the world, Santa Cruz de la Sierra is the most economically prosperous city in the country. It is considered the engine of the Bolivian economy due to its agro-industrial development and the exploitation of natural resources. It is home to large companies from different industries, making it very attractive for people looking for entrepreneurship. The region is a tropical paradise with large extensions of jungle and grasslands. It has several national parks and several tourist attractions such as the Fort of Samaipata, the thermal waters of Roboré, and the Chiquitanía.