This program focuses on the rich culture and contributions of the area known as the Rio de la Plata. Courses like Spanish, History and Culture; Latin American Social Revolutions; Cinema; and Dances of Latin America will introduce you to cultural lifestyles of this region. The program is based in Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay. The location provides a vibrant, laid-back lifestyle and offers a robust music, theater, and arts scene. ORT—Pocitos, the host University, is the first and largest private University in the country with easy access to a gymnasium, stores, cafeterias, and banking. Many field trips and tours are organized throughout the semester in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Colonia, Piriapolis and Punta del Este. Organized extracurricular activities are also available: the Buddy Program, indoor soccer, cinema day, beach activies, and other social events all with local students. USAC has opted to locate the program in Uruguay due to its safety, political, and economic stability.
- 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.