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Catholic University of Uruguay
Montevideo, Uruguay
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Restrictions: OU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: Spanish Program Type: University Exchange
 Non-English Language Prerequisite:
5 Semesters Housing Type: Host Family
Minimum GPA: 3.0
 Non-English Language Learning Option(s):
Study Abroad Adviser: Alex Spellis
 University Name:
Catholic University of Uruguay
 Language Category:
Language Category C
Program Description:
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Program Highlights

  • Location: The Universidad Católica del Uruguay is in Montevideo, Uruguay. See the map below for more info!
  • Academics: Students will take all classes in Spanish. See more below!
  • Cost: This is a University Exchange program, meaning you pay OU tuition/fees to the Bursar. Beyond this, it is possible for University of Oklahoma students to attend as fee-paying students under a direct-enroll model. You will pay on-site costs (housing, meals, etc) to the University or local entities. See below for more information on cost!
  • HousingStudents stay with host families. More info below!
This program is ideal for students majoring or minoring in Spanish!


All classes are taught in Spanish. The more Spanish coursework a student has already completed prior to the program, the more curriculum options that student will have.  Upon arrival, all students take a language placement exam.  If the score indicates a lower proficiency, the student will be restricted to a specific semester track that includes Spanish language instruction, the history of Uruguay, Uruguayan literature, and community service.  Students with a score indicating higher language proficiency may take standard university courses with other Uruguayans. There is a pre-term Intensive Spanish Class option that meet 2 weeks before the regular tem and cost $330.

To see courses previously taken by OU students at Catholic University of Uruguay and their OU equivalents, click the following link: Catholic University of Uruguay - Course Equivalency Information.

Credit Equivalency Policy for Spanish Section of MLLL

Academic Calendar

  • First semester (they call it 2nd): August to December (Intensive Spanish Class: July 22-Aug.2)
  • Second semester (they call it 1st): March to July (Intensive Spanish Class: Feb. 24-March 7)
  • Students may attend for one semester or one academic year.

Money Matters

Since this program is a University Exchange program you will pay OU tuition/fees and insurance to your OU Bursar. There are 2 seats available per year for OU students to participate in this exchange. Beyond this, it is possible for University of Oklahoma students to attend as fee-paying students under a direct-enroll model. Housing/meals/immigration documents will be paid to your host country. For more information on updated living expenses, click here.

There are number of scholarships available for study abroad students. Below is a partial list to get you started!


Living with a host family is the best option for OU students.  The families are screened and selected by the host university international office.  Students interested in other lodging arrangements will be handled on a case by case situation, but approval is rarely given for independent apartment living.

Program Requirements

  • 3.0 Combined Retained GPA
  • Passport (valid through six months after return from study abroad)
  • 5 or more semesters of college-level Spanish
  • 2 Recommendation Letters:
    • 1 from an OU Spanish language professor
    • 1 from any OU professor   
  • Host University Application   
  • Visa

Get Started
Start by attending a Study Abroad 101 information session to learn the basics about study abroad as well as your next steps. Then, schedule an appointment with the study abroad adviser listed at the top of this page to move on to Phase 2!'

Past Student Experience
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Why did you choose to study abroad?
To learn another language and to experience another culture.
     — Laura Bisby, Spring 2011
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2014-2015 02/21/2014 
03/07/2014 TBA TBA
Fall 2014 02/21/2014 
03/07/2014 TBA TBA
Spring 2015 09/12/2014 09/26/2014 TBA TBA

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