Santa Cruz

Bolivia is called “the heart of South America” because it's located in the center of the continent. It is bordered to the north and east by Brazil, to the southeast by Paraguay, to the south by Argentina, to the southwest by Chile, and to the northwest by Peru. One-third of the country is within the Andean mountain range. It's a beautiful country with several national parks in Amazon areas and the salt desert Uyuni. You can also visit Lake Iguassu (Paraguay) and Machupichu (Peru) within two hours by airplane. The largest city of the country is Santa Cruz.

Come meet

Santa Cruz UBF community

Two chapters in Santa Cruz and one chapter in Cochabamba

Three Korean missionary families

Contact Person: M Esteban Cho (Email:, HP: 591-76042095), M Paulina Cho (Email:, HP: 591-78509184)

Santa Cruz 1 UBF (director: Sh. Mateo Carmelo) has about 20 native shepherds; and Santa Cruz 2 UBF (director: M Marcos Shin) has several native shepherds

Things you can do

  • Worship, Friday meeting, Bible study, Testimony sharing meetings, Campus fishing
  • English Bible teachers
  • Participate in music ministry.

Important notes

  • Off-campus housing (small apartments near campus): $300-450/mo.
  • Meals, transportations, and other costs: $300 /mo.
  • Santa Cruz 1 has available rooms (not always) for common life in the Bible house. Monthly payment is about $250-350
  • University City area: convenient access to downtown