Information for U.S. Schools


If you are planning to travel to South America, come to Uruguay! We’re just a 30-minute flight away from Argentina and a couple of hours away from Chile, Brazil and Paraguay.

Dear School Representative:

Welcome to EducationUSA!

The EducationUSA Advising Center is located within the Alianza Uruguay – United States located on Paraguay #1217, right in the center of the city. Our office hours are Mondays and Tuesdays from 12pm to 8pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 5pm and Fridays from 10am to 6pm. We hold several informative sessions per week with the objective to guide Uruguayan students through the application process to U.S. universities; we also reach out to students by visiting local schools and universities regularly and by participating in University or Education Fairs. We offer information to walk-in visitors to our Center, or through email, phone and skype, and our library is available to visitors any time of day within the office hours. To know more about us, please visit our website at

The ethical standards to which all EducationUSA centers adhere to as a condition for their voluntary association with ECA include offering accurate, comprehensive, and current information about the full range of higher education opportunities in the United States. We also offer U.S. School Reps information about grading scales and other educational-related data.

Whenever you’re in the region, we’d be happy to host an information session for you. The city of Montevideo is a friendly, safe and easy city to visit; we’re only a 20-minute flight away from Buenos Aires, so you can plan a 1-day visit to Uruguay if you happen to be in Argentina.

Our Center advises students on the admission process to U.S. schools, including international exams, student visas, scholarships and other sources of funding. In our Library, there is a wide range of materials available to students preparing for the GMAT, the GRE, the SAT, the TOEFL and the IELTS. In addition, we offer official translations of all school documents.

University Representatives can learn more about working with any one of the 450 Advising Centers distributed worldwide by visiting the official EducationUSA site at, which includes a section exclusively for accredited U.S. colleges and universities. To access this information, locate the “For U.S. Higher Education” screen.

We look forward to meeting you very soon in Montevideo! In the meantime, please let us know if you need more information.

All the best,

Marcela Serra

Sharon Skettini

EducationUSA Advisers (Uruguay)


Find a brief glimpse of the Uruguayan educational system:


Find a School or University in Uruguay:

2011 Education Links

Additional features of website include:

A downloadable spreadsheet of EducationUSA Center mailing addresses and the items that can be received.

  • Links to EducationUSA social media sites – Facebook and YouTube.
  • Free advertising about your programs through the EducationUSA Weekly Updates.  You can advertise scholarship or academic program opportunities in this e-newsletter that is distributed to our 450+ advising centers operating in 170 countries.
  • Comprehensive Information on worldwide education systems, academic calendars, grading scales, country statistics, recent trends, and upcoming events.
  • A schedule of Pre-Departure Orientations. We encourage you to refer your accepted international students to these events.