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South America: Montevideo and Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina; Montevideo, Uruguay (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Program Cost Summer
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Academic College: College of Business and Economics Language of Instruction: English
Program Options: Faculty-Led Credits Earned: 3
Faculty Leader: Jeff Houghton
Program Description:


Uruguay: Business in Emerging Latin America
MontevideoMontevideo and Buenos Aires invite you to explore their unique and exciting blend of European and South American cultures.  Expand your worldview and knowledge of international business practices through cultural experiences and company visits.
Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, with its rich cultural heritage blending Italian and Spanish traditions, is rapidly becoming a hip travel destination.  Experience great coffee, amazing architecture, and jazzed up old quarters.  We will visit Uruguay’s coast featuring the sun-soaked beaches of Punta del Este, known as the St. Tropez of Uruguay, thanks to its upscale resorts and swanky nightclubs. We will also experience the historic City of Colonia del Sacramento, a UNESCO World Heritage Site founded by the Portuguese in 1680 and of strategic importance in resisting the Spanish. Uruguay offers a safe environment with relatively low crime rates and an efficient public transportation system.  For a break from city-life, we will saddle up with a local gaucho and ride horseback through the wild plains of the countryside.

Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is often referred to as the "Paris of South America" for its wide boulevards, sidewalk cafés, and excellent shopping.  One of our most memorable experiences will be a tango show in the city that gave birth to the dance.


City: Montevideo

Country: Uruguay

Population: 1.31 million

Information: Montevideo is the capital and largest city of Uruguay. According to the 2011 census, the city proper has a population of 1,319,108 in an area of 194.0 square kilometres. The southernmost capital city in the Americas, Montevideo is situated in the southern coast of the country, on the northeastern bank of the Río de la Plata.

Places of Interest:
Plaza Independencia
Ciudad Vieja

City: Buenos Aires

Country: Argentina

Population: 2.89 million

Information: Buenos Aires is the capital and most populous city of Argentina. The city is located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, on the South American continent's southeastern coast. "Buenos aires" can be translated as "fair winds" or "good airs", but the first one was the meaning intended by the founders in the 16th century, by the use of the original name "Real de Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Ayre". The Greater Buenos Aires conurbation, which also includes several Buenos Aires Province districts, constitutes the fourth-most populous metropolitan area in the Americas, with a population of around 17 million.

Places of Interest:
Plaza de Mayo
Parque Tres de Febrero


MANG 293 - Business in Emerging Latin America - 3 credits

This course incorporates a study abroad program with an emphasis on examining the contemporary business environment of Latin America. Students will visit two countries in South America (Uruguay and Argentina) to obtain first-hand experience in communicating with local business professionals, students, and other constituencies. Another purpose of this course is to allow students who are interested in a career in international business to explore foreign economic, social, and cultural environments via company tours, presentations by local academics, and cultural immersion activities. Students will spend approximately 10 days abroad and complete the required coursework before, during, and after the trip. 


Jeff Houghton


Program Cost: $ 4,650

WVU Course Credits
Academic Excursions
Comprehensive Travel and Health Insurance

Billing for the summer 2017 programs will occur upon registration into the courses associated with the Education Abroad program in STAR. The payment deadlines for the program will be the same as WVU Summer Semester Tuition and Fees. Registration will occur in mid-April, students will receive correspondence from OGA with registration instructions upon acceptance into the program after the application deadline. All payments are due in full before trip departure. Payments can be made through STAR or by contacting the Montaineer Hub at (304) 293-4006.


Visa Required for US Citizens? No

Useful Links:
How to Apply for a US Passport
Comprehensive Travel and Health Insurance

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/05/2018 05/18/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.