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Education System Overview

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 197 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Uruguay.

Academic year:

Major school holidays/breaks:

Summer break: December-February
Winter break: 1st and 2nd weeks of July
Spring break: 3rd week of September
Carnival: varies, usually February or March (starts 40 days before Easter Sunday)
Easter Week: varies, usually March or April (week before Easter Sunday)

Structure of the University System

  • Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 4 years
  • The language of instruction in universities: Spanish