Known as “The Switzerland of South America” for its peaceful culture, Uruguay is nestled between South America’s two titans, Argentina and Brazil. The capital, Montevideo, is quickly becoming a travel destination for its thriving cultural scene in...
My spanish immersion and exposure to the workings of sustainability in Latin America was incredible. I gained so much experience and knowledge in a new region I had no priors.
- Berea College
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Known as “The Switzerland of South America” for its peaceful culture, Uruguay is nestled between South America’s two titans, Argentina and Brazil. The capital, Montevideo, is quickly becoming a travel destination for its thriving cultural scene including rich architecture, sandy beaches, plazas, shops, museums, and restaurants. Known as one of the “coolest” and “most chilled-out” cities, Montevideo reflects the casual attitude that Uruguayans take towards life. Its location makes it convenient to travel to nearby regions such as Buenos Aires and Brazil, and provides a variety of opportunities for day trips around the country. Students will experience this emerging hidden gem firsthand and have a unique opportunity to study and explore the Spanish, Italian, and African cultural influences throughout Uruguay. The Montevideo program offers several diverse academic areas, including Spanish language, Latin American studies, gender studies, agro-business, viticulture and more. The host university, known as ORT, is the first and largest private university in the country with 10,000 students. Students can expect to be welcomed by the locals, taught the Tango and the Bolero, and experience a thriving cosmopolitan city.
Relevant Study Subject(s):
Area, Ethnic and Group Studies
Latin American Studies
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
USAC awards over $500,000 in scholarships and discounts each year to assist students with their study abroad expenses. We have a variety of funding opportunities available for students enrolled in USAC programs. We also encourage students to research online for additional sources of financial aid and external scholarships for study abroad students. Additional scholarship information and application instructions will be provided on your Student Gateway account once you apply to a USAC program.
October 1 (for spring) and April 1 (for summer and fall/yearlong)
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