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*J-Term Uruguay | Intensive Spanish and Culture in Uruguay (HISP 201, 202, 301, 403) C - OPEN
Montevideo, Uruguay; Rocha, Uruguay (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: J-Term
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Housing Option: Homestay Minimum GPA: 2.0
Program Type: Faculty-Led Language of Instruction: Spanish
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Language Prerequisite:
2 semesters Class Eligibility: 1.First-Year, 2.Sophomore, 3.Junior, 4.Senior
Academic Area: Hispanic Studies Language Courses Offered: Yes
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Credit Type:
Department Credit, Elective, General Education (C) Program Advisor: Megan Grover
Eligible to Non-PLU Students: No Faculty Leader(s): Dr. Bridget Yaden
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PLU Global Scholar Award eligible?:
Yes Program may include: Service Learning/Volunteer
Program Description:
Program Description:
J-Term BannerMontevideoProgram Overview:
Students will be immersed in Spanish language and culture through daily 4.5 hour Spanish classes taught by local language professionals and also through a homestay with a local family. In addition, students will explore culture and language through guest lectures by Uruguayan writers, historians and art professors, a service learning project, excursions outside Montevideo, and cultural events in Montevideo.

Why Study Spanish in Uruguay?
Students will be immersed in an experience that links language study with learning about Uruguayan society, preparing students to meet the Hispanic Studies Program learning outcomes. The course also seeks to expand students' knowledge about the Hispanic world, first by exposing students to the variety of Spanish spoken in the Rio de la Plata region and second, by providing students with the opportunity to attend lectures on Uruguayan literature and history by local writers and professors. Additionally, the experience of homestay and structured experiential learning opportunities will allow students to become familiar with Uruguayan contemporary social struggles as well as with its progressive agenda in terms of gender-related legislation. Finally, by participating in excursions outside the capital students will learn of Uruguay's unique historical past and present.

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Tentative Program Dates:
January 2-30, 2019

Health & Safety Considerations:
The program will take place in Montevideo, Uruguay, a large city with urban traffic. Students will live with host families and there will be two field trips outside of the capital, one to Colonia del Sacramento (half day tentatively scheduled for the first Saturday of January) and Rocha (weekend long field trip that takes place on the second to last weekend in the country).  Field trips involve moderate walking and opportunities to swim and be around bodies of water.  January is summer in Uruguay, so temperatures can be in the 90's and students will be exposed to heat and sun. 

Final Program Fee:
$6,200

Cost Includes:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Lodging
  • Program-related ground transportation
  • Some meals
  • All entry fees to sites required for class and group excursions
  • International emergency medical insurance
Not included in the Itinerary:
  • Trip cancellation insurance
  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • Cost of individual recreation
  • Laundry and personal expenses
  • Telephone/Internet charges


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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
J-Term 2019 09/30/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/02/2019 01/30/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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