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Activities for the Montevideo Study Abroad Program

Many course-related field trips and activities are organized throughout the semester to enhance your learning. We believe that not all classrooms have four walls, that is why to improve your learning the exploration and interaction with the city and beyond is essential.

Examples of Class Field Trips and Activities

  • Museums (Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales
  • Museo del Futbol)
  • Guided visit to iconic places in the city (Palacio Salvo, Teatro Solis)
  • Participate in festivals (Fiesta del Ternero, Minas y Abril), expositions and ferias (Expo Prado, Feria Tristan Narvaja)
  • Visit local business (Sinergia Cowork, Pocitos feria), farms (Huerta Parque Rivera, Verdeagua Hidroponia) and social-environmental projects (Mercado Modelo, Redalco)
  • You can volunteer in several projects such as education, social service and urban farming

There will also be extracurricular activities including the buddy program (Programa Padrinos) with local students. The goal of this program is to help international students settle in the city and the culture by pairing local students with international students.

Free Weekly Activities

  • Soccer
  • Cinema day with local students
  • Photography and museums workshops
  • Beach volleyball
  • Carnival show
  • Guided city tours
  • Palacio Legislativo visit
  • Art expo openings
  • Social events

Cultural Immersion Opportunities

Montevideo is a vibrant city, full of events, and USAC Montevideo will provide weekly city event recommendations.

  • Participate in an internship or volunteer coordinated by USAC Montevideo
  • Join Programa Padrinos and discover Montevideo with an ORT University student
  • Assist the local instructor during photography or museum workshops and field trips
  • Explore unique places within the city outside of the traditional touristy circuits
  • Get involved in weekly activities including sports, theater, guided tours and music
  • Register in ORT University sport teams and compete in the University Uruguayan League
  • Participate in Montevideo festivals and cultural activities, many of them with no cost
  • Find gyms, yoga studios and fitness centers near your house or the school
  • Visit the feria (market) close to your house and practice your Spanish skills