The nation’s capital and home to nearly half of Uruguay’s population, Montevideo is a vibrant, eclectic place with a rich cultural life. Stretching 20km from east to west, the city wears many faces, from its industrial port to the exclusive beachside suburb of Carrasco near the airport. In the historic downtown business district, art deco and neoclassical buildings jostle for space alongside grimy, worn-out skyscrapers that appear airlifted from Havana or Ceausescu’s Romania, while to the southeast the shopping malls and modern high-rises of beach communities such as Punta Carretas and Pocitos bear more resemblance to Miami or Copacabana. Music, theater and the arts are alive and well here – from elegant older theaters and cozy little tango bars to modern beachfront discos – and there’s a strong international flavor, thanks to the many foreign cultural centers and Montevideo’s status as administrative headquarters for Mercosur, South America’s leading trading bloc. Montevideo lies almost directly across the Río de la Plata from Buenos Aires.
UM offers wide range of international programs to fit each international student´s interests. Most of the classes on campus are taught in Spanish so students need to have a level of at least 4 or more semesters of college level Spanish. There are a few courses taught in English and those are listed below:
Students can also study International Business in English
with Uruguayan students pursuing a degree in business.
TAUGHT IN ENGLISH
Latin American Economics
Latin American History and Culture
International Business Finance
Comparative Legal Systems
Managing Multicultural Diversity
Social Service Seminar
The Law School runs the US Law Program
each year, taught entirely in English.
Introduction to the American Legal System
Basic Guidelines on Contracts & Torts
International Trade Contracts
Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Resolving International Business Disputes by Arbitration
Securities and Capital Markets Regulation: Introduction to Financial and Legal Considerations.
Legal Writing & Analysis
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The UM offers a unique study environment due to its small classes and highly qualified teachers. This in turn not only allows the student and teacher to engage with one other on a more personal level but acts as a strong support network for the international student in case of any difficulties that could arise throughout the semester. International students can take undergraduate and postgraduatecourses in Spanish and English. There are also Spanish Language courses for those who wish to reinforce their Spanish.
The Universidad de Montevideo does not provide on-campus housing. However the Office of International Affairs sends out a housing list before the beginning of every semester with multiple choices of living situations such as international residences, house stays and independent rooms to rent.
The UM encourages service within the local community and has many links with projects around Montevideo. These opportunities are open to international students and highly recommended to get a better idea of the realities of Uruguay. There is a university community service club which they are welcome to join.
For more information and other Student Life programs, visit http://www.um.edu.uy/international/university/student-life/