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Studying in Uruguay

Uruguay has five universities and all are located in the capital. While few in quantity, the universities vary in size and academic programs offered. Four of the universities are private and there is one very large public university. All the standard programs are available at all the universities. However when it comes to specializations like law, medicine, engineering you have to check which institution offers the best option.

The students, who are not inclined to go for a degree program, have the option of technical or vocational training. Most local students prefer to select the more prestigious academic lines like medicine and law over vocational training, knowing that there is an oversupply of labour in these fields. For international student vocational training is a good choice as there is a shortage in the country of skilled workers like plumbers, agricultural workers, and electricians.

Majority of teaching is carried out in Spanish, so international students will have to take language courses before entering the University in Uruguay. These classes can be taken in specialized Spanish schools or in the University. There is a broad range of language courses, starting with the most basic courses lasting only one week to extensive lessons lasting much longer. It is even possible to customize the programs to suit personal needs. It is possible to have private classes or attend classes in groups.

Exchange programs are another way foreign students can study in. Such programs are very common in Uruguayan universities, but you have to check if your institute has an agreement with a university in Uruguay. Living with a host family and attending a university truly exposes students to the culture of Uruguay.

 

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