Universidad de Montevideo
Universidad de Montevideo (UM) is located in the Parque Batlle residential neighborhood of Montevideo, Uruguay, an area known for its beautiful gardens and parks. UM encourages a well-rounded education, offering course choices from 8 Faculties and Institutes. The University also promotes student participation in various extra-curricular activities such as music, theater, dance, cinema, and fashion.
The language of instruction at Montevideo is Spanish. Students who have fulfilled their language requirements may take courses in any department, including the School of Business Administration and Economics, School of Communications, Law School, School of Humanities, and the School of Engineering. UM also offers 80- hour courses in intensive Spanish and Uruguayan culture and society each semester for foreign students. Law courses are available for students in English.
Housing & Meals
UM does not have university residences on campus, however the International Office assists students with accommodation in Montevideo. Students find their own accommodation through either a home-stay, student residences, or apartments, at a variety of prices. Email: email@example.com for more information. Students are responsible for their own meals.
Students pay their regular tuition to UM and their room and board in Montevideo. Housing costs between US$350 to US$450 per month, and food costs about US$250 per month. Student visas to Uruguay cost US$42. UM financial aid can apply to tuition, living and travel expenses while on this program.
Students will register for courses upon arrival in Montevideo. To earn 15 UM credits, students should enroll in 22.5 Montevideo credits. To earn the minimum full-time load of 12 UM credits, students must enroll in 18 credits per semester at Montevideo. For more information about course listings: http://auabroad.american.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Abroad.ViewLink&Link_ID=EFE847E1-BCDE-E7F3-5D6870F7B42ED4A7
Please note that classes CANNOT be taken as pass/fail
Program dates reflect UM’s southern hemisphere schedule.
Semester 1: February to mid July
Semeseter 2: August to early December
Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, has a surprising cultural diversity for such a small population, and is a picturesque blend of colonial Spanish, Italian, and Art Deco styles. Many Argentines, Brazilians, and Chileans come here to relax during their summer break and bask on the white sandy beaches.
Montevideo may be the only large city in Uruguay, but it’s also one of South America’s liveliest. Many of the city’s public spaces are being rejuvenated, including the Cuidad Vieja, the historic heart of the city, where older buildings are being restored, with characteristic South American colorful flare, to make way for new life in the city. Uruguayan and foreign cultural centers, music venues, theaters, embassies, museums, and tango dance clubs are popping up throughout the city. In fact, tango originated in the streets of Montevideo.
Located on the bay of Rio de la Plata, Montevideo is the center of a large amount of sea-going trade, fishing, banking, tourism, and other features of a harbor city. Montevideo has been ranked the highest quality of life of any city in South America.
Exchange levels: undergraduate, graduate
Language of instruction: Spanish
Language Requirement: Two years college-level Spanish prior to exchange
University website: www.um.edu.uy
Length of exchange: semester or academic year
Montevideao at a Glance
Subtropical climate with mild and dry winters, and hot and humid summers
(times reflect travel times by plane)
Buenos Aires: 0.5 hours
Santiago de Chile :1.5 hours
San Pablo:2 hours