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Uruguay ISEP Direct

ELIGIBILITY
To apply, you must be a currently-enrolled, degree-seeking UW-Eau Claire undergraduate student.  You must be in good academic standing and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. You must maintain enrollment and continue to meet the academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure.  You may apply as a sophomore but must have at least junior standing and have completed Spanish 301 by the time the program begins. 

COURSES
Program participants have access to regular university coursework, taken alongside local Uruguayan students, as well as courses specifically for international students.  The Human Sciences Faculty offers a class called Servicios Comunitarios, wherein international and Uruguayan students volunteer in poor areas. Program participants work with children or young people in a cross-cultural service-learning experience. Students enrolled in this Community Service Program receive a grade and credit hours for their participation.  

Students are encouraged to take at least two courses from the regular curriculum in order to immerse themselves more fully into university life.  Participants typically enroll in 5-7 courses per term, which averages 20-25 hours in class per week.

Courses for International Students
Spring semester (March - July) : 

Course Title - Uruguay UW-Eau Claire Equivalency
Idioma Español B1 SPAN 302 Advanced Conversation & Composition
Idioma Español B2 SPAN 410 Advanced Grammar
Literatura Uruguaya I SPAN 907, Upper Division elective
Proceso Histórico del Uruguay HIST 940, Lower Division GE 4
Cultura Uruguaya SPAN 907, Upper Division elective
Servicios Comunitarios* SPAN 907, Lower Division elective

 




 








Fall semester (August- December):

Course Title - Uruguay UW-Eau Claire Equivalency
Idioma Español B1 SPAN 302 Advanced Conversation & Composition
Idioma Español B2 SPAN 410 Advanced Grammar
Literatura Uruguaya II SPAN 907, Upper Division elective
El Pensamiento en América Latina y Uruguay SPAN 907, Upper Division elective
Cultura Uruguaya SPAN 907, Upper Division elective
Servicios Comunitarios* SPAN 907, Lower Division elective





 









*To take SERVICIOS COMUNITARIOS: B1 level of Spanish is required.

Regular University Courses
In addition to courses for international students, participants take regular university courses from the following disciplines. Again, students are encouraged to take at least two courses from the "regular curriculum" in order to more fully immerse themselves into university life.  Communication, sociology, business, and psychology courses are generally favored by international students.  The following disciplines are offered:

  • Business (business administration, economics, international commerce, labor relations)
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Education (pre-school, education sciences)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering

Hints for researching regular university courses:

  1. Go to http://www.ucu.edu.uy/
  2. From the upper right-hand menu, select Facultades, Departamentos e Institutos.
  3. Click on the specific Facultad in which you're interested.
  4. Click on Grado and select the specific Carrera (if applicable).
  5. Click on Diseño CurricularPlan de Estudios or Descargar folleto (PDF) to pull up a list of courses that are offered under that Carrera.

COURSE EQUIVALENCIES
For more information about how specific ISEP-Uruguay courses have transferred back to UW-Eau Claire, go to the Transfer Wizard site on MyBlugold CampS: http://transfer.uwec.edu.

  • From the "Country" drop-down menu, select "Uruguay," then click Search
  • Click on "Univ Catolica Del Uruguay"
  • Without entering anything in the search box, click "Search" to see a complete list of established UWEC equivalencies

Please keep in mind that this is a historical record of past course equivalencies. There is no guarantee that the same courses will be offered in the future, or that they will be offered in the term during which you are abroad.

FOREIGN CULTURE
This program fulfills the complete Foreign Culture requirement upon successful completion.  Please email Degree Review at regrec53@uwec.edu after completion of the program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A. or B.M degree in the College of Arts & Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirement. See the university catalog for details.)

LANGUAGE IMMERSION REQUIREMENT
All Spanish and Latin American Studies majors and minors in any of the emphases offered must complete an appropriate period of language immersion in residence in a country where the language is spoken.  This program meets the language immersion requirement.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR
The spring program begins in late February or early March and ends in mid-July. The fall program begins in late July and ends in mid-December.  Exact dates are available the semester prior to departure.

 

updated 5/15/2015 rbs


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