Intern in Montevideo FAQ
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Find Intern in Uruguay specific FAQs below
What Happens After I Apply, Step By Step?
Once we receive your completed application packet (this is a straightforward online form + one email with required documents as attachments), we conduct an hour long Skype or phone interview, to go over your application and the placement abroad process. Be ready to take a lot of notes here! We then check two of your references. At that point, by approximately 5-10 business days after receipt of your application packet, you are formally confirmed into the Intern Abroad program. Next step is to send your file to our Director in your program city abroad. She will begin presenting your file to our participating companies abroad, in your desired field. Once the best company for your specific program parameters chooses your file, we then contract you with them for your internship. You will sign this contract, too. Concurrently, we 1) coordinate the housing you have chosen (apartment usually, homestay in some cases); and, 2) enroll you in the two or three week intensive language course / module you will take upon arrival. We like to be done with the entire step by step process by no later than about 30 days prior to your program start date. So, candidates will know both where they are living and where they are working long before they arrive abroad.
Is housing included in the price of the program?
Yes – You can choose your own room in a shared apartment with other Adelante candidates/international students, your own room at the language school where you will take classes, or your own room living with a Uruguayan family. The homestay option provides you with true cultural immersion and includes laundry services and two meals per day. Inquire about the price difference for the homestay. If you choose to live in the apartment, plan on doing your own food shopping and your own cooking, quite an eye-opener that first time in a Uruguayan grocery store! The apartments are in sought after, working neighborhoods in Uruguay, near to public transportation. All apartments are fully furnished, with bedding, fully equipped kitchens, washing machine, sheets, towels, pots, pans are also included. All apartments have Wi-Fi.
What Spanish language classes are included?
For the first three weeks, you are enrolled in an Intensive Spanish Language course for 4 hours per day, 5 days per week (approximately 40 hours). This course takes place at a prestigious private language institute and your level is determined by a placement test. Each level course is no more than 10 students.
How much should I budget for living expenses per month, above and beyond what is included in the program fee?
For Uruguay we suggest approximately $100 USD per week, and this covers normal expenses like groceries, metro money, some going out and one or two nearby excursions a month. The price goes up when you start going out at night more and when you begin to travel further abroad (which we do encourage!).
Is there an Adelante contact in Uruguay?
Yes – Margo Kros, our Director Abroad and the owner of the Spanish Language School where you will be taking classes, is your resource in Uruguay for your housing, internship, and anything else you may need. You will be meeting with Margo during your first week of classes before your internship starts. She speaks English and you will be given Spanish contact info and emergency contact info to reach her at any time. Margo has ample experience in the education abroad industry.