1.Why Students Mobility?
We believe that studentsí mobility is the engine for multicultural integration and socioeconomic development in Latin America.
This conviction drives us to work everyday to make Uruguay the friendliest country in Latin America for exchange students by 2012.
2.How we contribute to Students Mobility?
Our Institutional Affairs Office works with leaders from public, private and academic institutions helping us to guarantee affordable, accessible and friendly services specially designed for foreign students. Thus, facilitating their stay in Uruguay and making their time abroad an unforgettable formative experience
3.What we do?
Our Students Affairs Office is available 24/7 to help exchange students with:
3.1 Umobile: We know how complicated it is to get a cell phone or internet contract for an exchange student. Thatís why we partner with Telefonica Movistar to create Umobile.
Umobile provides students with Internet and cell phone usage through short-term, affordable contracts. Umobile is time-effective, cost effective and innovative by allowing students to contract before arriving to the country. Once a student has filled out our online form, they may pick up their phone immediately upon arrival in Uruguay.
3.2 Ucard: We know how complicated it is to open an account for an exchange student. Thatís why we partner with Santander Bank to create Ucard.
Ucard is a short-term checking and savings account with Santander Bank. Students complete an online form, and 48 hours later their account is opened for absolutely no cost. With Ucard students avoid costly additional charges from their foreign bankcards, they have a local bank account to facilitate their search for housing or miscellaneous payment of bills and the account closes upon their return to their home country. In addition, the use of Ucard also provides various discounts available throughout Uruguay. When living on a student budget in a foreign country, eliminating these extra costs makes a world of difference.
3.3 Uhouse: We know how complicated is to find short-term housing for an exchange student. Thatís why we designed a home away from home: Uhouse.
In February 2011 our first International Student Housing will open its doors welcoming a new generation of exchange students. Uhouse will be a true innovation within the infrastructure of services provided for foreign student in Uruguay. It will combine affordability, and stylish living easy to book online.