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  • Locations: Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: Middlebury Schools Abroad 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Middlebury Schools Abroad Program Sponsor: Middlebury Schools Abroad
Language of Instruction: Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: 5 semesters of college-level instruction with a 'B' average in language coursework
Click here for a definition of this term GPA (cumulative): 2.67 Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Language GPA: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Major GPA: 3.0 Internships Available: Yes
Excursions: Yes Housing Type: Homestay
Click here for a definition of this term Midd. Financial Aid: Yes Advisor: Alessandra Capossela
Subjects Offered: Architecture, Business Administration, Communications, Economics, Film, History, International Studies, Mathematics, Political Science, Sociology Recommended Program: Yes
Program Description:
Banner for Uruguay

Nearly half of Uruguay's three million inhabitants call Montevideo home. Located on Uruguay's southern coastline and separated from its more famous western neighbor in Argentina by the estuary of the world's widest river, the Rio de la Plata, Montevideo is a different world from Buenos Aires.

While it, too, is a cosmopolitan city, also of primarily Spanish and Italian heritage, there is also a significant African influence. Smaller, calmer, and less expensive than Buenos Aires, Montevideo nonetheless boasts the usual cultural and entertainment facilities of a major city: including historical monuments, museums, theaters, cinemas, a varied and fascinating, if somewhat under-maintained architecture, the famous Avenida 18 de Julio, as well as stunning beaches, and a unique and lively nightlife. With very few American students, this capital city is an ideal location for immersion into a strong and proud culture and language.

ORT is a private, non-profit university with a strong focus in science, technology, business and design, with a tradition of innovation, entrepreneurship and international collaboration. It has about 8,500 students across four Schools (Management & Social Sciences, Architecture, Communication & Design, Engineering) and one Institute (Education), offering undergraduate, graduate and technical degrees. The Schools are located in two campuses, in the downtown area and in Pocitos, a charming section of the city. It was founded in 1943 by members of the Jewish community in Uruguay, and it is a member of World ORT, a Jewish educational organization originated in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1880. ORT´s mission is to provide higher education of excellence in disciplines relevant to the country´s development, training professionals prepared for the challenges of the national and international realities. 

 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 03/01/2020 07/31/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants who apply in the fall or winter will be notified on February 15th of the academic year preceeding study abroad. Applicants whose applicaitons are completed after February 15th (or anytime in the fall, if they are applying to study abroad during the following spring semester) will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline. Some Schools Abroad will fill before the deadline.