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Uruguay is a constitutional democracy with a large, educated middle class and a robust developing economy.  The capital city is Montevideo.  Uruguayans share a Spanish linguistic and cultural background, even though about one-quarter of the population is of Italian origin. Uruguay has an impressive legacy of artistic and literary traditions, especially for its small size. The tango has an entire sub-culture centered on movement, music, and lyrics.  Tango is love, hate, and passion. Inland, we find the culture of the gaucho, the cowboys of South America.

Uruguay is a nation of immigrants and a considerable percentage of the population comes from many different places such as Italy, Spain, Germany, East Europe, Nordic countries, South East Asia, Middle East, neighboring countries and many more. Family in Uruguay is a very close unit, with many grandparents living with the children and grandchildren.

Eligibility Requirements

*Age on Departure: 15 – 18*

Vegetarians are difficult to place, as Uruguay tends to be a “meat” country, but we believe that each restriction or preference can also be a learning opportunity. Food for vegans or vegetarians is hard to find in small communities and gluten-free food is pretty expensive.

What's included in your experience

  • Airfare
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Host Family Placement
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • School Placement
  • Individual Contact Person
  • Medical Insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Domestic Transport
  • Assistance with Application Process
  • Visa Application Assistance
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • Orientations during your time abroad
  • Access to Alumni Network
  • Continuous Support
  • Worldwide Presence
  • 70 Years Experience

What you are responsible for

  • Vaccinations
  • Visa and Passport Fees
  • School Uniform