Thursday, March 19, 2009

To the Provinces

Today we traveled from Montevideo to the province where we will be teaching for the first 3 months--Salto.

Salto is in northwestern Uruguay along the Uruguay River; a six hour bus ride from the capital. Salto is the second largest city in Uruguay with a population a little over 99,000; however it is considered a rural area (which is hard for me to conceptualize, considering my hometown of Shippensburg, PA has a population of less than 6,000). However, Salto does have a distinctly different atmosphere than Montevideo.

I am looking forward to experiencing both Salto and Montevideo. Hopefully I will be able to capture the essence of both rural and urban life in Uruguay.


  1. How will it work for your housing? Do you have to find your own accommodations and pay the rent with your Fulbright stipend or does the Fulbright team there find a place for you?

  2. We have find our own apartment that we pay for with the stipend Fulbright gives us, however we have people here who are trying to help us find some good places.