Multiple Locations +2
  • Uruguay
    • Montevideo
  • Cuba
    • Havana
Subject Areas
Business Cultural Studies Film Gender Studies Health Sciences History Language Studies Latin American Studies Sustainable Development Women's Studies
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships
Health & Safety

Program Details

Program Type
Direct Enrollment
Degree Level
Apartment Host Family


Starting Price
Price Details
For information on summer pricing, please visit our website.
What's Included
Some Accommodation Some Activities Classes
Jul 20, 2023
Feb 15, 2024
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About Program

Study abroad for eight weeks over the summer, beginning in Montevideo, Uruguay and continuing to La Habana, Cuba, for a comparative Latin studies program ideal for any student and of particular interest to health, gender, and Spanish language students.

Experience Uruguay's vibrant, progressive and thriving culture and contrast it with Cuba's political and historical complexities, evolution and stunning natural beauty.

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Diversity & Inclusion

LGBTQIA+ Support

There are LGBTQIA+ friends, colleagues, and allies throughout the world. However, cultural understanding of gender identity and sexuality does vary from country to country. USAC has compiled a lot of resources to help you through that learning process.

Accessibility Support

USAC is dedicated to working closely with students with disabilities to ensure the best study abroad experience possible. You may request reasonable accommodations after your initial application is complete. We routinely receive requests for scheduling, material, and environmental accommodations for the classroom setting, which may include assistive technology, scribes and readers, printed material, and interpretation.



Environmentally-conscious students choose USAC because many of our programs are held in some of the most sustainable countries in the world. There are options to take coursework in sustainability and the environment, as well as field trips and studies where students can leave a lasting impact on their host country.

Program Highlights

  • Take immersive studies focused on business, language, or health during the five-week Montevideo program.
  • Participate in intriguing courses on gender and culture, healthcare, or government during the three-week La Habana program.
  • Learn the dances of both cultures, savor the flavors of the different regions and enhance your Spanish language skills through various course offerings.
  • Rely on our seasoned Uruguay and Cuba Resident Director, Sebastian Bombi, who will be your daily guide and local resource in both Montevideo and La Habana. Sebastian will also accompany students on the group flight between locations.

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Juan Manuel
Yes, I recommend this program

My time in Uruguay

I am very thankful for the time I got to spend in Uruguay. I have learned so much inside and outside of the classroom. I feel I made a great decision to come to Uruguay during the summer when Carnival and so many other cultural important events take place. During my time here, I have felt that as a Latino I have connected with my roots despite my family not being from here. I have found much more similarities with the local culture and my own. I have learned the importance of language and how it connects me to the locals. As many historical figures such as the Argentine liberator, Jose de San Martin, the Venezuelan hero Simon Bolivar, and the Argentine politician and author Manuel Ugarte have pointed out in the past there is a lot to unite the people of the geopolitical region of Latin America. A shared history, language and traditions have made me appreciate the continent more. The experience has also been eye opening seeing the way how a Latin American country views the world. My time in Uruguay has taught me a lot and has helped me grow with experiences that will help me for the rest of my academic and professional career.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Getting my phone stolen was very nerve-racking for me. I eventually told my advisors in USAC and my host family and they helped me a lot. I was eventually able to get a new phone.
  • Public transportation is really easy to use.
  • The food is a lot more natural than back home.
  • The city is really beautiful.
  • Some places do not have air conditioning.
  • There are a lot of mosquitos.
  • There is no spicy food.
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