6 Best language schools in Uruguay (ranked based on student reviews)


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Interesting information about Uruguay

Uruguay is the smallest country in South America, yet it is home to one of the longest rivers in the world, the Rio de la Plata. The capital is Montevideo, but the most trendy city is, without any doubt, Punta del Este. It enjoys high season from December until March. In Uruguay, you will find white sandy beaches, amazing meat dishes and a large array of entertainment.

Key Facts about Uruguay

Population: 3,450,000
Capital: Montevideo
Time zone: GMT -3
Currency: UYU (1 UYU = 0.0258 USD)
Telephone country code: +598
Largest cities in Uruguay:
  • 1. Montevideo: 1,300,000
  • 2. Salto: 100,000
  • 3. Paysandu: 75,000
  • 4. Las Piedras: 70,000
  • 5. Rivera: 65,000
Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01-12-2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of Uruguay in your country. List of embassies and consulates of Uruguay on the official website - .
Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (Uruguay average): 235.66 UYU
    (18% more expensive than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Plug Type I
  • Plug Type L
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Questions and answers about Punta del Este

  • Regarding the registration fees, it is paid only once, and you do not have to pay it again if you extend the course.
    from Academia Uruguay - Nov 23, 2022

FAQ about schools in Uruguay

  • Academia Uruguay has received the best overall rating in Montevideo.
  • Academia Uruguay, located in Juan Carlos Gómez 1459, corner of 25 de Mayo., Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo has been voted as the school with the best location in Uruguay.
  • 531US$ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for a Spanish course in Uruguay. The average cost of a language course in Uruguay is 218US$ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at Academia Uruguay as the best.
  • Academia Uruguay was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • The average age of our students throughout the year is 35 years old and the minimum required age to study with us is 18 years old.
    Federico Hoeser, Admissions Team from Academia Uruguay - Nov 11, 2022
  • In Uruguay, the minimum required age to book group lessons is 16 years old. For young learners, it's possible to organize private lessons, with a play-based approach.
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