Spanish Language Immersion in Uruguay
Student Tours in Uruguay
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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?1 of 1
Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.1 of 1
Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.1 of 1
A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?1 of 1
Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!1 of 1
Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.1 of 1
Your guide will be waiting for you at the airport to take you to your hotel in Montevideo. Be prepared to speak Spanish from the moment you arrive – your Spanish immersion starts as soon as you step off the plane! Spend the first day getting comfortable and exploring your new neighborhood while preparing for an exciting week in Uruguay!
Join your guide on a tour of Uruguay’s most important theatre, El Teatro Solís. Practice your Spanish on a group tour and learn more about Uruguay’s rich heritage of theatrical arts. When the tour’s over, you’ll head to the Mercado del Puerto to sample some traditional Uruguayan food. Choose a parilla and practice your Spanish by ordering your own food. After lunch, head back to the theatre for a live performance at El Teatro Solís.
Wake up early to head two hours west to the small town of Colonia del Sacramento. Your day in Colonia starts in the historic Plaza de Armas to see Church Matriz, the oldest church in Uruguay. Take a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and learn about this important religious institution. After Church Matriz, join your group for a tour of El Faro, the lighthouse. The fascinating lighthouse was built over the ruins of the Convento de San Francisco. Learn about El Faro’s history while enjoying breathtaking views of Uruguay’s coastline.
Today begins with an hour’s drive to Carmelo, a small town located on Uruguay’s Río de la Plata. Spend the day exploring the town before heading to the Museo de Madera. The small museum showcases the beautiful and intriguing work of Jose Castro, a Spanish sculptor.
After a couple of hours in the museum, you’ll join your group for some fresh air at the beautiful Playa Seré. Practice your Spanish by talking with your fellow travelers about everything you’ve learned so far.
Wake up early and spend the day volunteering at a small Carmelo school. Help the students with their English while teaching them about your own home country and culture. You’ll have fun getting to know the teachers and students, and you’ll also get to practice your Spanish!
Get an early start and head to the tour bus for a three-hour drive back to Montevideo. Once you’re back in the city, you’ll start the day walking through the Montevideo’s old town. Your guide will tell you about the neighborhood and share some interesting facts about its long and complex history. After lunch in the historic neighborhood, you and your group will hop on the bus and head to the city’s Contemporary Art Space.
El Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo is a prison from the 1800s that’s been converted into an important cultural space. The contemporary art exhibits are free to the public. Wander through the exhibits, talk with the artists, and get a closer look at the old prison.
Enjoy one last walk through Montevideo before heading to the airport. You’ll leave Uruguay with unforgettable memories of an exciting and educational trip. Not only have you improved your Spanish language skills, but you’ve also gained a true appreciation for Uruguay and its people.
Uruguay is the perfect place to have an adventure while perfecting your Spanish. Student tours of Uruguay will introduce students to the country’s rich history, beautiful natural areas, and fascinating culture. Not only will you leave with a deeper understanding of Uruguay, you’ll also be more confident in your Spanish language skills!
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