Spend two and a half weeks gaining 3 credits in the cosmopolitan city of Montevideo learning about the Latin American global supply chain and engineering manufacturing.The course is conducted in English and includes lectures, field visits to companies, and group projects with students from the Universidad de Montevideo and other international students from around the world.
You will gain:
- Theoretical understanding of the supply chain process in Latin America
- Understanding of global, national and environmental issues of business/engineering companies in Uruguay
- Practical skills in creating an industry and firm analysis of companies in Uruguay
- Cross-cultural skills by living and studying in Uruguay
The University of Montevideo is a private university located in the capital city Montevideo in Uruguay. The university has approximately 3,000 students. This summer program is offered to international students around the world and conducted in English. It not only highlights the global supply chain focusing on Latin America, but also allows you to gain perspective from international students from around the world.
Uruguay is a country in South America, bordering Argentina to the west and Brazil to the north. With a population of 1.3 million, the capital city of Montevideo is the cultural center of the country. The city is situated on the northern banks of Rio de la Plata, and Montevideo is the southernmost capital city in all of the Americas. Home to tango dancing, the world's longest Carnival, and candombe (a form of Afro-Latin music), Montevideo boasts a rich cultural tradition. The city is often cited as offering the highest quality of life in Latin America.
Students will be staying in a hotel in Montevideo.
You can expect the following:
- Double rooms with a shared bathroom
- Rooms include: Fridge, Microwave, small stove top
- Heat and Air conditioning
- Sheets, blankets, towels, and washcloths
- Breakfast included each day
- Fitness Center
- Additional amenities include a computer station, a terrace, and laundry facilities.
The program is designed specifically for Engineering or Pitt Business students. The course is focused upon international supply chain management in Latin America.
This program at Unv. of Montevideo includes students from around the globe and students from Uruguay. The program includes lectures on supply chain management, field trips to four companies and three sightseeing activities and a case study project. There is a final exam.
This program is a 3 credit program. You will not receive a letter grade for this program but will receive academic credit as long as you receive a C or higher in each course.
If you are an Pitt Business student, please contact your academic advisor how the course can count for requirements.
If you are a Swanson School of Engineering, below are how the courses counts for various departments:
- Advanced Engineering/ Science/Technical Elective
Chemical Engineering: Please contact Dr. Bayles to confirm how the course counts
- ENGR Electives for CE majors/ Env. Program Electives for ENVE majors
Electrical and Computer engineering:
- Technical/Open Elective
- IE Technical Elective
- Mech E Technical Elective
Materials Science: Please contact Dr. Nettleship to confirm how the course counts
Engineering Science: Please contact Dr. Smolinski to confirm how the course counts
This 3-credit course will fulfill a Global Supply Chain major elective or the Global Supply Chain Project elective course for the Supply Chain Management Certificate.
The course is focused upon international supply chain management in Latin America. This is a 3 credit program.
You will not receive a letter grade for this program but will receive academic credit as long as you receive a C or higher in each course. Each department has decided how the program will count for the 2018 summer program. Please note that departments will re-evaluate for summer 2019 and this website will be updated.
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Items Billed by Pitt
|Engineering students - Tution plus fees||$2580 +$310=$2890||$4,632 +$310= $4942|
|Business students Tution plus fees||$2598 +$310= $2908||$4599 + $310= $4909|
|Study Abroad Fee||$300||$300|
|ENGR studentsTotal Billed by Pitt||$3190||$5242|
|BUS students Total Billed by Pitt||$3208||$5209|
Estimated Additional Out-of-Pocket Costs
|Program Fees paid to the Univeristy of Montevideo- students pay for housing, excursions and airport transfers (this is paid directly to the University of Montevideo, information will be provided in your acceptance email).||$1300 USD|
|Personal Expenses and Meals||$500|
Total Estimated Program Cost
Total Estimated Cost of Program- Engineering
Total Estimated Cost of Program- Business
(Includes items billed by Pitt and additional expenses)
This program is unique in that it is a part of a university exchange. Pitt students are charged tuition and fees for the summer for 3 credits and fees due to the fact that the program is a part of an exchange agreement with the University of Montevideo.
As a part of the program costs, the following were included in the program:
- Tuition for 3 Pitt credits
- Airport transfers (in-country)
- Health insurance
- company visits and culture excursions as a part of the program
Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad. Visit our budgeting page for more information.
Questions about Funding study abroad? Check out the study abroad’s funding search page and note that SSoE has funding specifically for Pitt engineering students.
Pitt Business students can apply for scholarship funds on the Pitt Business International Scholarships page as well as crowdfund using the Pitt Business Fund My Travel page. Please note that the application deadline for the Pitt Business International Scholarships is the same as the program application deadline.
Traveling to and from Uruguay
Program dates are May 11-May 29, 2020. You are responsible for booking your own flights once your program manager has confirmed to do so.
Visa and US regulations prevent you from traveling in Cuba after your program - you are required to depart with the group from Cuba. You will be able to return to the city of your choice in the US.
While in Uruguay - Itinerary and Independent Travel
Click here to download a previous schedule for the program. This is the previous year's schedule, the summer schedule will be updated by spring term. Keep in mind that the excursions, their lengths, and dates are all subject to change.
Independent travel should not interupt the program schedule.