Internships in Uruguay - Adelante Abroad

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Uruguay is the best-kept secret in South America. Clean, serene, and safe, Montevideo is the nation's capital and a refreshing departure from other heavily industrialized cities in South America. Dive into the friendly culture and mingle with the Uruguayan locals or spend time on the warm sandy beaches.

Internships in Uruguay take place primarily in Montevideo. As our business model stipulates, this is an economical internship abroad program. Our Director in Uruguay is widely connected across a variety of professional sectors making this intern experience an ideal resume builder.

In this program, housing is your own room at the actual language school, where your first three weeks of intensive Spanish classes take place - super fast commute! You'll walk away with improved Spanish language skills, international work experience to add to your resume, and an off-the-beaten-path cultural experience of a lifetime.

  • Economical Pricing: We are budget friendly! With some research you will find that our prices can't be beat!
  • Flexibility: Our programs start the 1st Monday of every month with year round start dates. Choose to intern anywhere from 1-6 months.
  • Curated Experience: Our programs are meant for the independent traveler and are not group focused. Our on-site staff in Montevideo and in the US are available throughout your program, and you can truly immerse yourself in the culture however you wish.
  • Tailored Internship: Contracted, customized internship abroad within your sector using only screened companies.
  • Local Staff: Our local Program Director is available 24/7 for emergency support.

$250 off Fall Special.

Adelante is offering $250 off Fall 2020 programs 2 months or longer starting in December. We are extending our deadlines for all other programs. We are offering ongoing flexibility with program payment deadline extensions.

Questions & Answers


9.33 Rating
based on 3 reviews
  • Growth 7.3
  • Support 10
  • Fun 8.7
  • Housing 9.3
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Yes, I recommend this program

6 Month Accounting Internship

Montevideo is an awesome city and Uruguay as a whole is a wonderful destination. Their culture is beautiful and I fell in love with all of the street art. However I felt 6 months was way too long of a time period. The city is small-ish and after two months I felt I had seen all there was to see. There are many beach towns up the coast that I would highly recommend traveling to. That being said Uruguay outside of their summer months is very bleak. My housing arrangements were with a family that I became very close with and felt like my own. For my internship I was given a lot of busy work. Things I felt to keep me occupied but didn't help or effect the company at all. I used my time there mostly to practice my speaking skills. My internship was my least favorite part of my trip.

Response from Adelante Abroad

Hola Madi B! We loved having you, loved receiving your updates and are still posting and using your fabulous photos. I sure wish we would have known that you were not happy in the Accounting placement! If we had known, we could have intervened to help secure more advanced duties for you, or moved you, if needed. (We did receive a VERY positive report from your Supervisor, Fabian, at the end of your internship: the language level was an issue at the beginning, but the overall Eval was rock solid) Good luck in all future endeavors, and should Adelante be able to assist with any job search or reference request, we will gladly do so.
Team Adelante

Yes, I recommend this program

2 Months in Montevideo

Uruguay is a place like no other. I may have come here at the wrong time of year (it's winter), but if I hadn't I wouldn't have been able to work at a place that really enjoy.

I'm a college student, and most internships that are out there for people at this level just have you shredding papers and getting coffee. At International House I got the polar opposite. They had me observing classes, working with teachers, running workshops, and substitute teaching. I actually have teaching experience now, which is amazing and surprising from an unpaid internship. It helped that I'm a native English speaker, but they actually had me working and were using my abilities and asking for how I felt about the classes and what my feedback was about them. I actually felt like a valued member of the school. How often can you say that you feel valued at an internship?

Overall, it's been a great experience and I wouldn't trade it for anything.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Three Months in Montevideo

My favorite part about my stay in Montevideo was perhaps my housing situation. I had the chance to live with and become close with people from Brasil, Germany, Denmark, the UK and Canada. And being connected to the Spanish school offered the opportunity to make even more international friends.

Favorite parts about the city:
6. Old VW Bugs
5. Street corner fruit stands - Drink in those colors!
4. Our neighborhood fería (weekend market)
3. The independent cinema network
2. Finding truth in the idiom "A city with the soul of a town"
1. The Rambla - there's city, city, and more city, and then there's the Rambla where the city meets the river (sea) where you can find a place to breathe / change your perspective

Favorite adventure: Visiting the Karumbé field station in Coronilla for the final days of their Spring session, and then making our way to Cabo Polonia (two busses, one hitch-hiked ride, and at least 10 miles of walking later... totally worth it).