This trip to Uruguay will explore the socio-political factors of the country while delving into its current drought crisis and a thriving democracy. Students will learn firsthand about the challenges and opportunities associated with creating a sustainable economy, as well as gain valuable insights into the policies and practices that can promote a more sustainable future.
While in Uruguay, students will explore the historical and present day challenges and complexities of democracy and fresh water. They will hear from academics and experts on the topics of democracy and water, consider the role of human rights, and hear a variety of perspectives on threats to democracy along with the urgent challenges of drought and fresh water access. While it is the second smallest country in South America, Uruguay has a complex history, beautiful landscapes, and a vibrant culture. Students will have a chance to engage with the culture and environment of Uruguay through Tango lessons, Candombe dance and music, graffiti art, beautiful places, great food and a vibrant culture.