About the Uruguay/Argentina Studies Program

The Montevideo program is a USAC specialty program. Learn more about on-site program elements and the city itself below.

About Montevideo

  • Population: 1.3 million
  • Distance from Buenos Aires: 174

Montevideo is hte capital of Uruguay and a port city with a massive coastal promenade where locals enjoy strolling, exercising, and socializing. The city has a vibrant, laid-back lifestyle and is quickly becoming a travel destination due to its thriving cultural scene including rich architecture, sandy beaches, plazas, shops, museums, and restaurants. Known as one of the “coolest” and “most chilled-out” cities, Montevideo reflects the casual attitude that Uruguayans take toward life. It has a humid subtropical climate with cool winters and warm summers. The city contains an extensive bus service that covers a majority of the city and has been going through an economic boom, so there is plenty of entertainment, culture, and food to be found. Its location makes it convenient to travel to nearby regions such as Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Brazil, and provides a variety of opportunities for day trips around the country.