Learn Spanish in Uruguay

Welcome to our School in Punta del Este 

Joining a Spanish course at La Herradura in Punta del Este, means not only learning Spanish to a proficient level, but also practising your favourite sport, discovering the locality, making new friends and learning more about the Uruguayan lifestyle thanks to the warm welcome of the local people.

Complete Spanish immersion is provided by the combination of a Spanish course with social activities, sports, volunteer work or internships which will help you to practice outside of class and obtain the best results in a short period of time.

Punta del Este invites you to be part of all this!

Medical Internship

Medical Internship 

Are you looking to gain practical experience in medicine or nursing?

La Herradura offers you the opportunity to learn from experienced medical professionals in Uruguay. You will have the chance to enhance your experience in medicine in a foreign country and at the same time learn another language, a good boost for your resume.

Combining education with exposure to the daily tasks in a hospital through shadowing and helping give you the chance to improve your skills and gain experience. Internships are an essential requirement for almost any medical degree, and by completing a medical internship abroad, aspiring doctors can gain valuable exposure to the medical field in a different setting they are used to in their home country.

The hospital in Montevideo will give you the chance to experience helping people who are suffering from conditions that are almost impossible to find in more developed countries. The professionals of this hospital do fantastic work.

The medical internship of the hospital consists of assisting doctors, nurses, and staff members that provides Obestrian, Gynecologist, and Pediatric services.                    The duties from day-to-day vary, for example: shadowing doctors, organizational support for the doctors and nurses, opportunities to observe medical and nurse practice, assisting doctors while receiving patients, weighting and measuring heights of the newborn, assisting nurses in delivering medical supplies throughout the hospital, and much more. 

We offer internships at:

 “Hospital Pereira Rossell”,  Hospital de la Mujer- Maternidad (Women- Maternity)

The hospital was founded in 1908 and the land was donated by a Uruguayan couple with the purpose of building a hospital for poor children, being one of the main newborn and children´s hospitals in Uruguay at the moment. Más información: http://www.pereirarossell.gub.uy/   

The hospital is within walking distance from La Herradura school.


We require:

A basic level of Spanish

Attend an intensive Spanish course during 1 month at our school

A min. stay of 3 months (in case you have an intermediate Spanish level already, we can reduce this to 2 months, but you have to keep in mind that during the first month you will be attending Spanish lessons in the morning and intern during the afternoons)

You have to send your resume/CV.


We offer:

Guidance from the school´s staff during your internship

An introductory meeting with the on-site coordinator and guidance in how to get to the hospital independently.

A certificate of your Spanish course and work project on completion of the program.

A list with useful vocabulary

Are you the person we are looking for? If you are dedicated, enthusiastic, ready for a challenge and keen to offer your help where it’s really needed, please contact us! 

An intermediate level of Spanish and some experience of community service would be an advantage, but you will receive all the instruction and guidance you need. You must be ready to work with basic resources in a deprived neighbourhood, and have a decent level of physical fitness.

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Spanish courses in Montevideo, located in the capital Montevideo, within walking distance of both the city centre and the beach.   
Spanish courses in Punta Este, located in a quiet area called "Pinares", within walking distance of both the city centre of Maldonado and the beach.   
Practice your Spanish at Cortijo La Herraduralocated in the countryside between Montevideo and Punta del Este.
Choose a Spanish course at our schools La Herradura in Montevideo, Punta del Este or at Cortijo La Herradura and you’ll experience high quality teaching and a professional organization within a personal, family-run environment. Our schools are small and friendly, and offer the opportunity to perfect your Spanish out of class through sports, excursions, social activities, volunteer work, internships and much more. Students at all levels will progress as a result of small group classes, the exclusive use of Spanish in classes and on excursions, and the enriching opportunities to get to know the local area and culture.
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