Program Details

Uruguay offers picturesque scenery of beaches, dunes, and large lagoons. Experience the intimate beauty of Uruguay, where the people are warm and the land is welcoming. You'll enjoy getting to know the people of this small but unique country!
Montevideo, Uruguay
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Spend a semester or a year in Uruguay. Whether you're a beginner or advanced in Spanish, you'll have the opportunity to learn the language and practice with native speakers, including your classmates and host family. They'll also introduce you to the local customs in Uruguay. As you explore the beaches and lagoons of this South American country, you'll grow to appreciate Uruguay's natural beauty. It is the friendships that you make with classmates & your host family, however, that will make a lasting impact on your life.


YFU Uruguay also offers a special language immersion program for six weeks for students interested in a summer program. Students live with a host family and are enrolled in a Spanish language course at Academia Uruguay, spending their mornings in class before participating in afternoon extracurricular or cultural activities. YFU organizes activities that include visiting a traditional ranch, attending carnivals and football matches while you grow your language skills!


Youth For Understanding USA's (YFU) high school study abroad program is an experience that will immerse you in the lives, languages, cultures, and communities of a real family in one of more than 40 countries around the globe. YFU is a homestay experience where you live with a host family who has agreed to open their home and their hearts to you---providing room, board, and a caring home. You'll gain a global family, make new friends and even attend a new school on academic programs.

YFU programs make a lasting, life-changing impact on young people. YFU students return as young adults---more independent, competent, and confident---with a deeper understanding of their family and country. They also discover that the YFU experience opens doors for many years to come, enhancing educational and professional opportunities. 

Setting Description:
If beaches, dunes and blue lagoons are your thing, then come and experience the vibrant beauty of Uruguay. Get ready to dress up for Carnivals, some of the most popular events in Uruguay, and discover the close family ties and calm, easy-going lifestyle that make the families of Uruguay so warm and friendly.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships Description:
Through the generosity of numerous corporations, governments, foundations and individuals, YFU awards more than $2.3 million in partial or full study abroad scholarships annually.

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