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School in Latin America: Uruguay

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Sponsor: C.V. Starr-Middlebury Schools Abroad

Location: Montevideo, Uruguay


Students enroll directly in the Universidad Católica del Uruguay, the Universidad de la República, or the Universidad ORT for complete immersion in the language and culture. Highlights of the program are courses taught in Spanish, internship opportunities in many fields and housing with local families. Additionally, the Universidad ORT has particularly strong courses for sutdents interested in Music, Cinema, and Theatre.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring

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.


  • Spanish majors or minors must discuss their study abroad plans with a departmental adviser.

Admission Info:
To apply, Northwestern students must: 

  1. Complete a Northwestern Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete a C.V. Starr - Middlebury application by the program's deadline

Languages: Spanish

Language Requirements: 

2 years or the equivalent of college-level Spanish, plus one content course taught in Spanish.



Program Costs: 

Fall 2017: $24,085

Billed by Northwestern: $16,240

Estimated additional costs: $7,845

  • Room & board: $5,030
  • Airfare: $1,600
  • Books & supplies: $55
  • Personal expenses: $1,060
  • Visa: $100

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