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Field Trips for Uruguay/Argentina Studies Program

Field trips are subject to change. Please contact us for more information.

You are encouraged to participate in the organized field trips, which are included in your program fees. These excursions generally take place on Fridays. In addition to the included program field trips, you may also have course field trips and numerous informal activities that expose you to the local culture as well. Field trip destinations may change at the discretion of the Resident Director.

The following are possible destinations, view term calendars for specifics. Due to continually evolving COVID-19 regulations some tours and field studies may or may not be available during the term you choose to study abroad.

Piriapolis and Punta del Este

The first stop of the trip is at Pan de Azucar, a nature reserve and zoo. We will discover native animals of the region including: carpincho, ñandú and yaguareté. The second stop is Pririapolis. Piriapolis is the country’s oldest beach resort. Walk along the waterfront promenade and explore Cerro San Antonio, a hill with a small whitewashed chapel and lookout point. The last stop of the trip is Punta del Este, a beautiful beach resort and the place where Rio de la Plata meets the Atlantic ocean. Two mandatory stops are the Punta del Este Marina and Los Dedos sculpture. There is also free time to enjoy the beach.

Sierra de Minas

The city of Minas is located between the hills of Minas and Carapé. In this typical city of the interior of Uruguay with a quiet life, we will visit the downtown that surround the central park, the church and the famous local bakery. The area is characterized by a landscape of rolling hills and rich flora and fauna; creating an idyllic environment for physical and spiritual enjoyment. After the city, we will visit Salto del Penitente to enjoy nature: trekking to the waterfall or through the marked routes, zip lining over the river, and horseback riding with a local guide.

Palacio Legislativo

Palacio Legislativo is the site where the Uruguayan parliament meets, a building made in the golden ages of Uruguay during the XX century. The building was declared a National Historic Monument in 1975 and you will have the opportunity to have a guided tour inside the building including the two chambers of the parliament, the Lost Steps Saloon and the Parliament Library (The second biggest in Uruguay).

Graffiti Tour

In the recent years, graffiti in Montevideo, had flourished in dynamism and exposure to society in general. This guided tour offers the opportunity to learn about the murals and graffiti that live on the walls of Montevideo, the stories behind each brushstroke and the motivation of the artists.

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2022-23 App. Cycle

Summer: Open
Fall/Yearlong: Open
Spring: Open


Preferred GPA: 2.5

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

50 students



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