Uruguay is considered the most European country in Latin America and the large majority of the population is of European descent. This is reflected in the country’s lifestyle, way of thinking and culture.
Cities & Tourism
Visitors will find plenty to keep them busy in cosmopolitan Montevideo, picturesque Colonia and party-till-you-drop Punta del Este. But it pays to dig deeper. Go wildlife watching along the Atlantic coast, hot-spring-hopping up the Río Uruguay, or horseback riding under the big sky of Uruguay’s interior, where vast fields spread out like oceans.
An important aspect of Uruguay is the good quality of its food. Although Uruguayan cuisine is greatly inﬂuenced by the European one, it is characterized by typical dishes, such as the "parrilla" which can be tasted in almost every restaurant in Uruguay.
Fun & Culture
What Uruguay lacks in size and dramatic landscapes, it compensates for in hospitality. Uruguayans love socializing and having fun.
International House Montevideo offers to it's students three options; accommodation in Uruguayan family homes, hostels or in private or shared apartments.
Transport & Distances
Distances, internal and external transport.