If you’ve made it this far (as in you actually clicked on the title of this blog post), then you are intrigued by our newest study abroad location, where you will study the realities of both Argentina and Uruguay: Uruguay/Argentina.
When you venture to this region, you’ll be living in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Where the heck is that?!
It may be the second smallest country in South America, but Uruguay has been making some big splashes and we’re here to tell you what they are and why you should care! Seriously, this place is pretty lit (and we don’t use that word lightly).
Here is everything you need to know about studying abroad in Uruguay/Argentina.
It’s actually really popular, even though you’ve never heard of it
3.4 million people live in Uruguay, 3.3 million of whom are located in Montevideo.
It’s like, super-chill
Uruguay is known as the “The Switzerland of South America” for its peaceful culture and laid-back atmosphere. Their last president was even nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize!
You’ll experience Uruguay and Argentina for the price of one
The USAC Uruguay/Argentina Studies program is around half the price of other study abroad programs in Argentina. USAC has opted to locate the program in Uruguay due to its safety, political, financial, and economic stability. However, students will still take a variety of courses and trips that will introduce you to both of these nations.
They have the best Carnival celebration in the world
It lasts 40 days and involves a series of cultural events such as dance parades in the streets and theaters.
You can study viticulture and agribusiness
If you have dreams of owning a vineyard, then this class is for you!
The architecture is something to write home about
You may feel like you’re in Silicon Valley on one street
And in Europe on the next street
The beaches never end
Okay, so eventually the beach will end, but you have 410 miles of beaches to choose from, nine of which stretch across Montevideo alone.
Experience Spanish, Italian, and South American culture
Not only is the city and culture highly influenced by these regions, but you can take a variety of USAC classes around these cultures.
Love is love in Uruguay
Uruguay legalized gay marriage in 2013 and is recognized as one of the most free-thinking and friendly countries in the world.
We’ll show you around the region
You’ll take field trips to Buenos Aires and Colonia, and we’ll also show you around other locations in the Rio De La Plata region.
You can complete up to two years of language credits in one semester
Enroll in our intensive Spanish language track and complete up to two years of college language credits in just one semester.
You might get the meat sweats
Cattle outnumber people in Uruguay four to one and meat is one of its largest exports. Meat sweats, here we come!
Their version of coffee will get you way more hyped than America’s
The Uruguayan version of coffee is called Mate, a caffeine-rich infused drink that is sure to keep your energy levels up.
You’ll immediately become a soccer fan
The Uruguayan futbol team (La Celeste) has won the world cup more times than any other team. It’s safe to say you’ll want to spend some time at these games!
You’ll have the best time of your life!
A semester or year abroad making new friends, taking unique college-credit classes, eating delicious foods, discovering new places and cultures… need we say more?