Montevideo, Uruguay

About the Montevideo, Uruguay Program

  • 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.
  • Enjoy the thriving cultural scene of Montevideo, consistently rated as having the highest quality of life of any city in Latin America.
  • Explore nearby regions on the optional tour to Buenos Aires, Argentina and Colonia, Uruguay.

Why Study In Montevideo?

Study abroad in Montevideo to live in a laid back city and learn about Spanish language, Latin American studies, agribusiness, business, viticulture, and gender studies.

You can enroll in 12 to 18 credits per semester. USAC offers intensive language courses grouped into tracks in which courses are taught sequentially back-to-back within one semester. If you have already taken the first course in a track, you do not have to take it again for credit, but you must audit it to be prepared for success at the next level. All students are required to spend the beginning of the fall and spring semesters taking an intensive Spanish language course, which allows for rapid acquisition of language and culture. After the intensive period, students have the option to continue their language studies at the next level for the duration of the semester.

Many course-related field trips, tours and studies are organized throughout the semester to enhance your learning. Some of the field trips and optional tours and field studies include Buenos Aires, Argentina and Colonia, Rio de la Plata, Piriapolis and Punta del Este. There will also be extracurricular activities organized for you, including the Buddy Program with local students, indoor soccer, cinema day with local students, beach activities once a week, and other social events.

The host university in Montevideo is ORT. ORT is an international and non-denominational university and is the first and largest private university in the country with 10,000 students. The USAC program resides on ORT’s Pocitos campus. The suburb of Pocitos is a middle class neighborhood; known to locals to be safer than other parts of the city. The campus itself is newer, modern, green, and quite nice. Students will have access to a gymnasium just behind the campus, and there are many general stores and cafeterias in the area.

Living in Montevideo, you can expect to be warmly welcomed by the locals, never be at a loss of activities to partake in, and experience a thriving cosmopolitan city.

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2017-18 App. Cycle

Fall or Yearlong: Open

Spring: Open


Minimum 2.5 GPA

Program Type



U.S. Credit

Program Capacity

50 students