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  • Locations: Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Restrictions: Iowa State applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2023 01-May-2023
02-May-2023 12-Nov-2023 24-Nov-2023

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Program Description:
Soils, Agriculture & The Environment of Uruguay
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Program Description:
"Soils, agriculture & the environment of Uruguay" examines the soils, agriculture and environment  across Uruguay via a series of visits to farms, forests, rivers and parks in order to develop an understanding and appreciation of South America's northern Pampas and the Universidad de la Republica, as well as Uruguay as a nation with a unique and vibrant agricultural culture and economy.  

Program Goals: The overarching goals of this course is for students  to gain an appreciation and respect for the rich culture of Uruguay and the importance and value of Spanish as a globally relevant language in agriculture and the environment.  The technical day-today goal is for students to learn about the soils of Uruguay as well as how the nation of Uruguay manages those soils for agriculture (crops, livestock), forestry, and environmental quality.

Program Director:
Dr. Lee Burras ,

Fall 2018, 3 credits of one of the following: Agron 496, Globe 496 or EnSci 496

Program Cost:

Estimated Program Fee: $4150.00 (includes: airfare, transportation to/from airport in Des Moines, transportation in Uruguay, lodging, most meals, CISI insurance, entrance fees)
Out of pocket: Approximately $50 for meals on own, preventative medicines/vaccines (if needed, varies), $200 personal incidentals (snacks, souvenirs, etc., varies depending on personal spending habits), $105 Study Abroad Fee charged by 3224 MU, $135 for passport if you do not already have one. 

If you are a first time international traveler in CALS and do not have a passport yet (and have never had a passport), contact to find out how you can get the cost of your passport reimbursed.
Sheep in Salto

Scholarship: There are scholarships available to apply for through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (0018 Curtiss Hall).  Scholarship application is  due May 1st, 2018. Application details are served to CALS students in the learning content section of the program application.

Other Scholarship resources
Office Of Students Financial Aid
Iowa State University Student Affairs Scholarships

Tentative Itinerary:
Tuesday & Wednesday, November 13 & 14:  ISU to Montevideo, stay at Hotel Embajador, Montevideo.
Thursday, November 15:  Visit Facultada de Agronomia stay at H. Embajador.
Friday, November 16: Trip to Florida and Durazno. We will visit a dairy farm, and cow calf operation, stay at H. Embajador.  
Saturday, November 17: 
Luis´s vineyard, stay at H. Embajador
Sunday, November 18:  Visit two Organic Farms close to Piriápolis, stay at H. Embajador
Monday, November 19:  Travel from Montevideo to INIA La Estanzuela , Travel from La Estanzuela to Colonia ,Visit historical city, Stay at H.Leoncia, Colonia
Tuesday, November 20:  Travel to Fray Bentos. We will visit UPM pulp mill , Travel from Fray Bentos to Pasyandú. On the way to Paysandú we will visit a forest plantation, observe the soil, etc. Stay at Hotel Plaza, Paysandu

Wednesday, November 21: Visit Northwest Experimental Farm and Campus, Facultad de Agronomia, stay at H.Embajador
Thursday, November 22:  Beach or shopping, prepare to depart
Friday, November 23: Arrive back at ISU

Note Regarding Service Animals: Due to international quarantine restrictions service animals cannot be accommodated on our study abroad programs. For more information, please contact the Iowa State University Student Accessibility Services Office

Important Notice Regarding Missing Classes
Please note that participation in this travel course will require you to be gone from campus for some school days. The College of Agriculture & Life Sciences tries to minimize the number of days missed for this purpose, but in some events, the inflexibility of the travel schedule prevents us from working completely within our breaks.  Should you choose to enroll in this travel course that requires missing some class(es) on campus, you will need to contact your instructor directly to inquire whether or not arrangements can be made to make up this class work and/or exams.  The CALS Study Abroad office can provide you with a letter explaining the dates of the trip.  However, it is your responsibility to contact the instructor to determine the potential impact on your grade before signing up for this Study Abroad program.  The instructor is responsible for determining the impact of any absence from class.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.