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School in Latin America: Uruguay

Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo, Uruguay

Program sponsor: C.V. Starr-Middlebury Schools Abroad

Independence Square, Montevideo, Uruguay
Independence Square, Montevideo, Uruguay

With very few American students, the capital city is an ideal location for immersion into a strong and proud culture and language. Enroll directly in the Universidad Católica del Uruguay, the Universidad de la República, or the Universidad ORT and live in housing with local families. The Universidad ORT has particularly strong courses for students interested in music, cinema, and theatre.

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Program Requirements


Open to students from all majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA.


Completion of Spanish 199 plus at least one 200-level Spanish course.


  1. Apply for permission to study abroad
    All students are required to apply for permission to study abroad. Learn more about the process, deadlines, and access the application on the apply to study abroad page.
  2. Apply for your study abroad program
    All affiliated programs and all Northwestern exchange programs require an additional external program application. Please check the program’s website for more details and deadlines.

Term notes

This program follows the Uruguayan academic calendar: Fall quarter begins in late July and ends in early December. Winter/spring quarters begin in late February and end in late July.

Program Contacts

Estimated Credit

  • 4 to 6 Northwestern units 
  • Visit Registration & Credit to learn more about credit types and requirements, registration, and other considerations.



Program Cost

Study abroad program costs vary widely and may be more or less expensive than studying at Northwestern. Review the comparison.

Fall 2019: $24,520

Estimated Additional Costs
  • Room & board: $4,500
  • Airfare: $1,400
  • Books & supplies: $50
  • Personal expenses: $1,100
  • Visa: $25

Total: $7,075

Financial Aid & Scholarships

  • Financial aid is based on the total cost of the program, including all expenses outlined above.
  • Students are also encouraged to apply for other study abroad scholarships.

Program Financial Details

This section outlines some of the billing and financial arrangements for affiliated Middlebury programs in Latin America, and is intended as a guide to help you navigate the financial aspects of your study abroad process. You should always refer to your program materials for the most current information and instructions.

Northwestern Invoice

Your Northwestern invoice will be issued through CAESAR on the regular quarterly schedule, and will include your Middlebury tuition and the NU study abroad fee. Refer to your program materials for the most current cost information.

If you receive financial aid and/or loans, these funds will continue to apply directly to your CAESAR account.

If you use the Northwestern 9PAY plan, you may continue to use 9PAY for your NU-billed study abroad expenses, but you should request a study abroad 9PAY estimate to have your plan set up appropriately.

Other Program Charges

For programs in Latin America, it is your responsibility to pay directly for all other charges abroad, such as your housing; in most cases, you will pay rent to your host family.

Additional fees may apply for certain courses, housing add-ons, field trips, or other optional items related to your program. If applicable, you are responsible for paying any supplemental fees directly.

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