Learn Spanish in Uruguay
A delightful departure from the beaten path, Uruguay has something for everyone: pristine beaches, wild landscapes, a vibrant capital city, and some of the nicest people you'll ever meet. Settle into the relaxed pace of local life and learn Spanish far from the buzzing crowds.
Montevideo is heralded as Latin America's most laid-back capital thanks not only to the locals' mellow approach to life, but also to Uruguay's status as one of the safest countries in Latin America. Studying Spanish here will give you all the thrills of an urban center with a flourishing cultural scene along with plenty of chances to relax and drink mate on the beach with new friends.
Nestled between two of Latin America's biggest powerhouses, Brazil and Argentina, Uruguay benefits from being the underdog: even its most fantastic attractions have yet to be overrun by tourists. Looking to escape civilization? Listen to the waves crash on the unspoiled beaches that stretch along the coast, or cruise through the vast green open spaces of the rural interior, where traditional gauchos still ride and tranquility reigns supreme.
Craving a more glamorous destination? Set your sights on swanky Punta del Este, with golden beaches and a bumping nightlife, just two hours from Montevideo. Speaking of the capital, almost half of the country's population calls the city home, creating a rich source of cultural energy and creativity sure to inspire any visitor. Wherever your travels take you, you'll soak up the culture: before you know it, you'll find yourself toting a mate and thermos full of hot water along with you, counting the days until your next asado, and speaking Spanish with the lilting Uruguayan accent.