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Global Supply Networks & Manufacturing Culture in Latin America
Montevideo, Uruguay
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Pitt applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Panther Program Housing Options: Hotel
Language Prerequisite: No prerequisite Number of Credits: 3
Internship/Research?: None Open to Non-Pitt Students: No
Language of Instruction: English Program Length: 2 weeks
Courses of Study: Business, Engineering Certificate Program: International Business, International Engineering Studies, Latin American Studies
Minimum GPA: 2.5, 2.75
Program Description:
global supply networks and manufacturing culture in latin america: uruguay

Program Overview
The Swanson School of Engineering (SSOE) and College of Business Administration (CBA) are pleased to co-sponsor Global Supply Networks & Manufacturing Culture in Latin America. This two-week, three-credit course focuses on the fundamentals of international supply chain methods and includes a special focus on Latin America and Uruguay.


Location Information 
Uruguay is a country in South America, bordering Argentina to the west and Brazil to the north. With a population of 1.3 million, Montevideo is the cosmopolitan capital city and cultural center of Uruguay. The city is situated on the northern banks of Rio de la Plata and 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. 

The program is designed specifically for SSoE or CBA students with junior or senior standing. As the course is cross listed in both schools, students who successfully complete the program will earn three University of Pittsburgh credits within their home school. Graduate students with an interest in supply chain networks are also welcome to apply. 

Please click here to view the course syllabus: Global Supply Networks and Manufacturing Syllabus.pdf


Recommended Courses

The following courses fulfill the engineering humanities and social science requirement and will prepare you for a broader understanding of the culture.

  • SPAN 0001 - Elementary Spanish 1 (or any other level of Spanish language)
  • ECON 1610 - Latin American Economic Development
  • PS 1321 - Latin American Politics
  • ANTH 0715 - Anthropology of Latin America

Program Dates 
May 18 - May 31, 2014

Tuition Fee for Pennsylvania residents (ENGR rate): $2,163.00 
Tuition Fee for Out-of-state students (ENGR rate): $3,582.00 
Tuition Fee Fee for Pennsylvania residents (CBA rate): $2,265.00 
Tuition Fee for Out-of-state students (CBA rate): $3,696.00 

Program Fee for all students: $1,250.00 (this fee is tentative and is subject to change); this fee covers all lodging and breakfasts, some additional meals, all program excursions, and several cultural events; this fee must be made payable by check in U.S. dollars to "University of Montevideo"
Additional Expenses
Lodging, daily breakfast and some additional meals, site visits, local transportation, cultural excursions and on-site orientation in Uruguay $1100.00
Estimated Airfare:  $1,000.00-$1,300.00 

Personal Expenses:  $300.00 - $500.00 
Administrative Fee:  $300.00

Fees and expenses are subject to change.

Estimated round trip from Pittsburgh to Montevideo: $1,300.00

Housing Information
Hotel rooms, with daily breakfast included, will be provided for the duration of the program. 

Admissions Requirements 
  • SSOE or CBA student in good standing, or an approved guest student from another school or university 
  • Graduate students with an interest in the subject are welcome to apply 
  • Minimum 2.50 GPA for engineering students and 2.75 GPA for undergraduates in other disciplines 
  • Junior or senior standing 
  • Must apply to and be accepted by Universidad de Montevideo
  • Required participation in a pre-departure orientation in Pittsburgh 
  • Some knowledge of Spanish is helpful, but not required

Contact Information

Peer Advising Walk-in hours:
Monday and Tuesday 11-5
Wednesday 9-5

Dr. Diane Hardy Saran
Associate Director International Programs 

Swanson School of Engineering


Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.