Universidad de Montevideo
Universidad de Montevideo (UM) is a private institution located in the coastal capital city of Uruguay. Ranked number one among Uruguay's private institutions, UM offers English and Spanish content courses in Business, Communications, Engineering, and Humanities, among other programs. The university offers small class sizes and personalized attention, providing exchange students with an immersive and supportive environment.
While this program is open to all majors, prospective students should consider if the courses they need for their Drexel degree requirements will be offered at UM. The language prerequisite for this program is Spanish 310, and while English courses are offered, students are encouraged to take the majority of their content courses in Spanish.
2017 UM Presentation.pdf
Uruguay is located between Argentina and Brazil. Known for it's coast lines and verdant interiors, it is also regarded as one of Latin America's most progressive nations. The capital city of Montevideo offers students access to the Atlantic Coast, as well as a myriad of cultural sites in a stable and "tranquilo" Latin American country. Characterized by it's passion for soccer (futbol), mate herbal tea, asado ( barbeque), a thriving arts scene, and incredible beaches, study in Montevideo offers students a unique experience with access to nature, culture, and the opportunity to develop strong Spanish language skills.
- 3.0 minimum GPA
- Spanish 310
- Sophomore status or higher
Please refer to this link below for course offerings at UM:
UM Courses 2020.xlsx
The Fall term is the only term available to Drexel students which means that you should review the course offerings for Semester II (UM's Fall term) only.
This is a new program, and there are not yet any course equivalencies. This means that any course you find in the UM course offerings will need to be approved for a Drexel equivalent course by the appropriate department head at Drexel.
This is an exchange program which means that students will receive Drexel credit for all courses at UM. Students must achieve the equivalent grade of a C or higher for UM courses in order to be granted Drexel credit.
Fall Semester Dates and Itinerary
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The Fall semester at UM is the only term offered for Drexel students. Please be advised that you will need to leave your Spring/Summer co-op approximately 6 weeks early in order to participate in this study abroad program.
UM does not have on-campus housing. The Study Abroad Office and UM team will guide students through the Uruguayan rental process. We advise that students view potential housing before signing a contract.
U.S. citizens may enter Uruguay on a 3 month tourist visa which they will be issued upon their arrival at the airport in Uruguay. For additional information about visa requirements students should refer to this site: http://um.edu.uy/international/university/travel-information/
Students should budget for the following costs:
- Flight: US$1,000
- Housing costs between US$350 to US$450 per month,
- Food costs about US$250 per month.
- Insurance costs: all students most confirm that they have international health insurance
- Miscellaneous costs: US$700
Estimated Program Costs
Review the Estimated Study Abroad Costs page for a list of approximated program expenses.
Tuition & Financial Aid
This is a Drexel sponsored program, thus your Drexel tuition and financial aid remain the same during the term abroad. Students may also want to submit a revised budget to Drexel Central to see if additional funding may be available.
Students who receive Federal Work Study should consider applying for the Study Abroad Online Journalist work study position (only available to students after acceptance).
The Education Abroad Office is awarding a $250 Trailblazing Grant to any student that studies abroad at Universidad de Montevideo in Fall 2020!
Those interested in seeking additional funding should review Scholarship & Funding Opportunities. Remember that scholarship deadlines may be much earlier than study abroad deadlines, so plan accordingly.
Drexel students attending UM for the Fall 2020 term will be awarded a grant of $250.00.