Study Abroad

Montevideo, Uruguay

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Montevideo, Uruguay

Studying abroad in Uruguay will challenge you to experience a unique blend of European and South American cultures.

The program offers a variety of liberal arts courses in the fall and spring semesters. Every student must enroll in 15 credit hours including at least 3 hours of Spanish.

Student looks at Machu Picchu

While in Latin America you will:

  • Deepen your faith as you reach out to the community in service-learning opportunities.
  • Greatly improve your Spanish language skills through cultural experiences.
  • Build life-long relationships with other students and faculty.
  • Travel and experience the beauty of several Latin American cultures.
  • And so much more!
Study abroad house in Montevideo


You will live alongside your classmates in Contutti with your own private bedroom. The house also has two classrooms and a giant shared living space. The house is a fifteen-minute walk from the beach and parks.

About Uruguay

Uruguay is known as the “Switzerland of South America” for its peaceful culture, amazing landscapes, rapid technological progress, rich architecture, and more. Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo, is considered to have the best quality of life in Latin America and is well-positioned for travel to other places in South America.

The best way to learn Spanish is to travel to a Spanish speaking country. The ACU Spanish Immersion Program provides you the opportunity to learn the language and be involved in the culture in Uruguay. You can do this through service projects, asados and other activities organized with locals. You can get involved with other students in Montevideo by various groups like MIS (Montevideo International Students) or La Ruta (Campus Ministry).

You will also experience Montevideo’s rich cultural heritage, which includes a newly renovated performing arts center for opera, symphonies, theater and numerous museums.

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