Program Details

Experience a unique opportunity to study and explore the Spanish, Italian and African cultural influences throughout Uruguay. Take courses in Spanish, Latin American studies, viticulture and agribusiness.
Montevideo, Uruguay
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Winter Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

*Due to the global health status worldwide, USAC is making programmatic changes to Summer & Fall 2020, Spring/Spring Accelerated 2021, and yearlong 2020/21 programs, and some options might not be available. These changes are posted on individual program pages on the USAC website.* 

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.

Additional Program Information

Must be 18-years or older. Must have completed a minimum of one semester of full-time college courses. Minimum 2.5 GPA required.
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