Middlebury School in Uruguay: Montevideo

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The Middlebury program in Montevideo offers cultural and linguistic immersion through a rigorous curriculum and adherence to the Middlebury Language Pledge. By pledging to speak only the target language while abroad, students will have the best chance of acquiring fluency and actively engaging in the local environment. Participants take their courses directly in a local university, at the Universidad Católica del Uruguay, the Universidad de la República, or the Universidad ORT, and all students are encouraged to get involved in the community through internships or interactions within the clubs and activities available.

Students looking for more advanced language preparation prior to the start of the spring semester in Latin America are encouraged to participate in the four-week Spanish program in Uruguay. This program is the equivalent of a fifth-semester Spanish course, and focuses on the study of the cultural and social characteristics of the local Carnaval.

  • All course work is conducted entirely in Spanish
  • Students adhere to the Middlebury College Language Pledge
  • Direct enrollment at local universities
  • Housing with local families
  • Internships available in many fields

Questions & Answers


based on 1 review
  • Academics 5
  • Support 9
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 4
  • Safety 7
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Montevideo, Uruguay, Middlebury Schools Abroad

Overall, I had a good time. I was able to hone my Spanish skills, travel around a bit, get to know Montevideo, and learn to live the Uruguayan life. However, my first host family was an absolute disaster, which was an unfortunate stain on an otherwise mostly positive experience. My second housing situation was far better, though, and I was able to conclude my experience in a safe and comfortable environment.

How can this program be improved?
Better screening of host families.
Yes, I recommend this program

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