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Contemporary Challenges Credits

Study in Montevideo, Uruguay (USAC)

Montevideo, Uruguay

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Academic Year 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Spring 2021
Jan 23, 2021
May 15, 2021
Oct 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
English
Spanish
No
No
No
Class Standing
First semester Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Sophomore
2.5
Credits

12-18

Program Advisor

The Program

Universidad ORT Uruguay, established in 1942, is the first and largest private university in Uruguay, welcoming over 11,000 students.

Students will take classes at the ORT-Pocitos Campus, a newer, more modern, green space. Optional internships ranging from 1-3 credits are also available to students with a high level of Spanish. There are internships available for students with lower levels of Spanish, however options are more limited. ORT offers many activities for its students. In the Fall, students will take a field trip to Sierra de Minas and Colonia, as well as optional tours to Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls. In the Spring, field trips will include Punta del Este and Rocha. Optional tours will be to Buenos Aires and Colonia. There is also a Buddy Program, where students can be paired with local students in order to better understand the language and culture of Montevideo. More activities include indoor soccer, cinema day with local students, and beach activities once a week.

 

students on steps in Uruguay

Program Location

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Coast line Montevideo

Uruguay

Montevideo

Montevideo is the capital of Uruguay, known for its very calm, laid-back atmosphere and lifestyle. In the midst of an economic boom, Uruguay has begun to attract more visitors, residents, and students from across the world. In terms of quality of life, Uruguay ranks among the highest in Latin America, even being named "Country of the Year" in 2013 by The Economist for its social development, inclusion, and tolerance. More specifically, Montevideo has also been often ranked as having the highest quality of life of any city in Latin America. The city gives students a unique opportunity to not only study, but explore the Río de la Plata region of Uruguay and Argentina, absorbing the Spanish, African, and Italian cultural influences. Montevideo's cultural scene sets it apart as well, with music, art, and theater in abundance. In terms of public transportation, Montevideo has an extensive bus service that covers much of the city. Its location also makes traveling to nearby places such as Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Brazil very convenient. There are further opportunities for day trips and cultural excursions made possible through ORT Montevideo as well. Montevideo is known for its beautiful mix of modern and colonial-era architecture and landmarks, from the Plaza de la Independencia, to the Palacio Salvo, to the Solis Theatre. One cannot stay in Montevideo without visiting the beach; the city's coastline is home to many popular beaches such as Playa des los Pocitos and La Rambla.

 

Academics

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the ORT Montevideo website. ORT Montevideo offers a robust and diverse pool of classes, with courses that range from Spanish Language tracks, to Agribusiness/Viticulture, Uruguayan/Argentinian Cinema, Latin American Dance, Health, Environment, Women's Studies, Gender Studies, and more. The above link also includes descriptions for each available course, along with short descriptions of their internships, Cultural Enrichment Workshops, and field studies. For more detailed information on internships, please click here

For more information on field trips offered by ORT Montevideo, please click here

For more information on tours and field studies, please click here

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to USAC Uruguay and Rutgers University. That means you will need to take approximately 12-18  credits while abroad. Courses will range from 1-4 credits, similar to Rutgers. The credit translation system between USAC Uruguay and Rutgers University is 1:1, meaning a 3-credit course there will also be a 3-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

 

Academic Calendar

To view the current academic calendar, please visit the USAC web page.

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed.

Fall Semester:

Mid August

Early December

Spring Semester:

Late January

Mid May

Housing and Meals

There are two housing options for this program: Homestays and a Residence Hall.

Homestays
Staying with a host family is an excellent way to immerse yourself in the culture and language. Your family will welcome you into their home and provide breakfast and dinner daily. The families are located within a 20 to 30-minute commute to the university and are located along different traditional neighborhoods of Montevideo that have plenty of cafeterías, parks and plazas. Host families will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. We recommend this option if your priority is to learn the language as quickly as possible.

Residence Halls 
The residence hall is only ten minutes away from the university by bus. It is a private residence hall with good security and very nice apartments. Apartments will be shared with other USAC students and local students will be also living in the residence.

For more information about housing, please refer to the USAC Housing website.

 

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
ATW Program cost $9,950
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    *Housing
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

* Student must pay residence hall housing deposit of $570 on site (abroad)

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,600
Meals $1,500
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $24
Books and Classroom Materials $100
Local Transportation $175
Personal Expenses $1,000
USAC Application Fee $100
Residence Hall housing deposit $570
Total $5,069.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

*The $100 non-refundable USAC application fee you paid USAC has already been deducted from the program cost.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program cost per Semester (Residence Hall) $9,570
Program cost per Semester (Homestay) $9,215
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    *Housing
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

* Student must pay residence hall housing deposit of $570 on site (abroad)

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,600
Meals $3,000
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $24
Books and Classroom Materials $200
Local Transportation $1,350
Personal Expenses $2,000
Residence Hall housing deposit $570
USAC Application Fee $100
Total $8,844.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

*The $100 non-refundable USAC application fee you paid USAC has already been deducted from the program cost.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
ATW Program cost $9,950
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    *Housing
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

* Student must pay residence hall housing deposit of $570 on site (abroad)

 

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,600
Meals $1,500
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $24
Books and Classroom Materials $100
Local Transportation $175
Personal Expenses $1,000
USAC Application Fee $100
Residence Hall housing deposit $570
Total $5,069.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

*The $100 non-refundable USAC application fee you paid USAC has already been deducted from the program cost.

Scholarships

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.