Studying outside Europe – Uruguay

Samantha Lister
Wednesday 17 August 2016

Universidad del la Republica, Montevideo

Anna (International Relations and Spanish)

‌Initially I was full of doubts about studying abroad in Uruguay. Now I don’t think I could have made a better choice! I lived in Montevideo for a year which might seem like a really long time but trust me, it passed a lot faster than I would have thought… I guess that’s what happens when you’re having fun. I studied at the Universidad de la República where I took literature and political science classes. The quality of teaching was very high and both staff and students were always helpful and friendly.

In most of my classes I was the only exchange student but I never felt left out. The thing I liked most about Uruguay is that as soon as they find out you’re foreign they want to help you and do all they can to make you feel comfortable and welcomed. I made some really good friends there and I feel like our friendships will last for a long time.

Uruguay is a truly beautiful place and being there gives you a great opportunity to travel around South America. I can’t even describe how much Spanish I’ve learnt just by hanging out with my host family and my Uruguayan friends. So if you want to polish your Spanish, meet fantastic people, go out and dance ’till sunrise and find out how football can be considered a religion choose Uruguay. Montevideo is a place where you’re constantly challenged and entertained. I guarantee that if you go there you won’t regret it.

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