Adelante Intern and Study Abroad
Intern in Montevideo


  • 1 month: $2,650

    (not all work assignments available)
  • 2 months: $3,400
  • 3 months: $4195
  • 4 months: $4,750
  • 5 months: $5,495
  • 6 months: $6,445
  • Non-refundable application fee: $150



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Application deadline is 60 days prior to your chosen start date.


Late applications are accepted on a case by case basis and are subject to a $250 late fee.

Frequently Asked Questions
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Intern in Montevideo

So what do you know about Uruguay? If you are like most of us, not too much. Try researching it at a bookstore and there are no Guidebooks (only chapters in larger books on Latin America or Argentina and Brazil). Online you will find plenty of geography and weather and history but nothing to help you plan a trip there or really get an idea of what it is like to live there. Even changing money is impossible here, at least at LAX, where they exchange 65 currencies but not the Uruguayan peso!

Well, let Adelante put it to rest right now: Uruguay rocks. Period. This is the best kept secret in the world. It is safe, it is colonial, it is easy to walk and navigate, it is friendly beyond belief, it is safe, it has amenities that you would not expect (like vegetarian restaurants!), it is surrounded by beaches, you can get to Buenos Aires in 90 minutes by a Ferry, did we mention it was safe?

Montevideo does not feel like the major, capital city that it is: there are not many high rise buildings and there are trees, and just a million trees, everywhere. There is the "downtown " area defined by Calle 18 de Julio, then there is the "Ciudad Vieja", the older, smaller historic part of town nearer to the port, and "Pocitos" the trendy area with great night spots and restaurants, and some really beautiful suburban areas along the beach with huge houses Beverly Hills-style.

Unlike its corruption-laden neighbor, Argentina, Uruguay is a legitimate, stable and neutral country with a solid economy. If you commit a crime there, you will likely get caught and be punished for it. If the sign says, "No Parking", you had better not park there or you might get ticketed or towed. Unlike many areas of Latin America there are rules and the people generally follow those rules. There are a multitude of businesses and companies in all Sectors in Montevideo, most of them small to mid-sized and most locally owned, making it a perfect city for solid and varied internships.

This is what makes Adelante's program better and different: 

  • The amount of time you choose to intern is flexible, with program lengths ranging from 1 to 12 months, all begin the first Monday of the month, year round. Or take advantage of our mid-May start date.
  • Program can be done for academic credit 
  • 3 weeks of intensive Spanish language classes are included in the fee
  • Lodging is included. Live like an Uruguayan in your own room in a shared apartment with other Adelante candidates/international students or elect to live with an Uruguayan family  (inquire for price difference for homestay option as this includes meals and laundry).
  • Come with a friend and live together during your adventure in Uruguay.
  • You will be met at the airport when you arrive in Montevideo, Uruguay, taken directly to your lodging (this is about a 20 minute drive)
  • Internships are for 4 hours each day in a growing variety of locally owned businesses and corporations, from hectic Travel Agencies doing Interior Country Tours, to cutting edge Graphic Design companies to the ER at the cities main Hospital to working for a successful Accountant as his assistant. As mentioned earlier, this country is more serious than other South American countries in terms of reporting to yoru work assignment, what your duties will be, etc. You will gain real, international work experience to add to your resume.
  • Our Director in Uruguay is a successful entrepreneur with good connections in most professional Sectors -- the participating companies represent the most varied we have to date in all of our programs besides Madrid and we have just launched so it will keep growing! Medical, Technology, Travel Agent, Hotels or "Estancias", Publicity, Graphic Design, Marketing, Teaching English, Accounting, Social Services, Fashion and more.
  • Some great excursions are included during your intensive Spanish coursework -- think interior country tours, sailboat trips to nearby islands, "trekking" (a bit less effort than hiking), 3-hour driving tour of Montevideo, horse-back riding & cultural trips. (There may be some small additional fees such as museum entrance, drinks etc). We also organize other events each month, which you are welcome to participate in -- some have a small fee, others are free. This program is meant to be 50% work experience and 50% cultural / language acquisition and immersion. To that effect, we help cultivate the cultural side of the program for you by offering these events.
  • The Adelante Director in Uruguay speaks English and he is a native of Montevideo -- he will be one of your most important resources.