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Tours for Montevideo, Uruguay

USAC strongly encourages students to participate in the tours/field studies; however, they are optional and have an additional fee. Destinations may change at the discretion of the Resident Director.

The following are possible destinations, view term calendars for specifics.

Students in front of historic building in Buenos Aires, Argentina.Buenos Aires

Known as the "Paris of South America", Buenos Aires is a tango between European heritage and Latin American passion. Explore the city’s rich cultural life, soaring architecture, and perfectly grilled steaks. We will visit the main areas of this vibrant city, including the presidencial house museum, Plaza de Mayo and San Martin square, and Buenos Aires obelisk and Colon Theatre. Buenos Aires is an eclectic city with several unique places, it has the highest number of bookshops per person in the world and Ateneo Grand Splendid is described as the most beautiful library in the world. The city is home to the oldest subway system in Latin America, the biggest Japanese garden outside of Japan, and the Recoleta cemetery museum.

View of Iguaçu Falls with a rainbow over it in Argentina.Iguaçu Falls

Visit one of the greatest destinations in South America - Iguaçu Falls, the largest waterfalls system in the world and one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The falls sit on the border of Brazil and Argentina, with 80 percent of the falls on the Argentina side. We'll be exploring the falls from Argentina where you can experience the noise and mist of the rushing water.

Students at the top of a mountain in Patagonia.Patagonia

A taste of Mother Nature’s boundless potential of beauty! As a destination for active travelers, Patagonia is nothing short of iconic. The best way to do justice to this South American region is to visit it during the spring, having the opportunity to feel more than a million perfumes that are breathed with the soul. The geological wonders vast open spaces that attract adventure seekers from all over the world. USAC creates this unique opportunity to combine the Montevideo program in the Río de la Plata region with this unforgettable tour to discover part of the "end of the world" Patagonia is ready and waiting for you!