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Fact Sheet:
Housing: Student Arranged Language Pre-requisite: 6 semesters of Spanish (or equivalent)
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Language Courses Offered: Yes
Non-AU Students Accepted by AU: No Internship: Yes
Advisor: Brita Doyle Minimum GPA: 3
Class Level Required for Admission: Junior standing Program Type: Direct Enrollment
Program Description:
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Is this Program Right For you?

This program is right for students who wish to directly enroll in classes alongside local Uruguayan students at a university in Montevideo.  Students should be independent, highly motivated, and possess an advanced level of Spanish language ability.  


Plaza de armasThe exchange program enables overseas undergraduate students to take a range of courses at Universidad de Montevideo that will count as credit towards your degree at American University. The aim of the exchange program is to give students the chance to study a diverse selection of subject areas taken from UM's well-established undergraduate degree programs. In addition, the presence of international exchange students at the University enriches the student experience for everyone studying there.
The University of Montevideo offers many subject areas that will interest AU students.  The university is divided into several faculties including the School of Business Administration and Economics, the School of Communications, the School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Humanities (including Education, Philosophy, History and Literature), the Business School, and the Center for Biomedical Science.  The most popular subject areas include Business, Communication, Latin American Studies, Humanities, Economics and Law. 

For a list of classes offered, see this Cursos 2017 document.

Read about the program on University of Montevideo's website here

Course Equivalency

View the Course Equivalency Database to find out which courses on this program have already been equated to AU courses. Please note that you are NOT limited to just these courses. Students will need to request equivalency for courses which have not been previously reviewed. Read more about the course equivalency process and how AU counts study abroad credits on our Courses and Credits page.

Student Life

The smallest Hispanic country in South America, Uruguay is bordered to the north by Brazil, to the west by Argentina, to the south by the Rio Plata, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and has nearly 500 kilometres of wide, sandy beaches.
Located on the Río de la Plata, Montevideo UM Coast(population 1.9 million) is lively and modern, yet more like a large town than a city. The Old Town, a small peninsula near the metropolitan port, offers many examples of the country’s colonial past. Not far from this modern city is an amazing landscape of hilly meadows and rivers. Colonia del Sacramento, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Punta del Este, a famous coastal resort, are only a short drive or bus ride from the capital.
Uruguay is an inexpensive place in which to live and study. Safety and health standards and political stability are among the best in Latin America.
The University's buildings are set in an attractive campus in Parque Batlle, a residential area with gardens and a large variety of trees as well as several noteworthy buildings and educational institutions. The University buildings are easily reachable by bus.
An orientation program for new international students takes place during the week before classes start in each semester. Further details about the program are sent with the acceptance letter. There are talks and information on living in Uruguay and Montevideo; the Universidad de Montevideo (including computer, language center and library facilities); practical issues, such as immigration, health, safety, banks etc; local activities and services; student life; studying and learning in the Universidad de Montevideo system.


There is no on-campus housing at the Universidad de Montevideo. Student find their own accommodation from a choice of different types of housing: home-stay, student residences, or apartments, at a wide range of prices.  The International Office provides help and advice with accommodation and assists in allocation of places in residences and provision of information regarding privately owned accommodation. 


It is the student's responsibility to obtain the necessary immigration paperwork that may be required to study abroad in Uruguay.  Visit the Embassy of Uruguay's website for more details. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017 03/10/2017
Varies by program 07/31/2017 12/29/2017
Spring 2018 10/06/2017
Varies by program 02/22/2018 07/31/2018
NOTE: Program dates are estimates. Refer to materials received from the partner university for exact dates before making final travel arrangements.
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 ** Varies by program 07/30/2018 12/28/2018

** The time it takes to receive an admissions decision varies greatly by program; it can take as little as two weeks or as long as several months. Contact AU Abroad for further details on your program's admissions timeline.

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