Hail to Plus3 Argentina!

                Where do I even begin? I’ve been home for just a few hours and I already want to go back to the amazing experience that was Plus3 Argentina. Throughout the program, I gained an amazing group of friends, extensive hands-on knowledge about Argentina and its healthcare system, and have grown tremendously as a person….

Don’t Cry for Me Argentina

Yesterday was an interesting day. We started the day off by splitting the group into two and going to different public hospitals for our last site visits. I went to the maternity/pediatric hospital of San Isidro. This final site visit was very engaging and our speaker, Maria Green, was an intriguing person who has done…

A Splash of Color

                Today was another interesting but long day. We started the day off a little later than normal at 9:30 with a walk to the downtown Austral campus. There, we received a lecture on innovation from Ezequiel Banga, one of the cofounders of a company called Codika solutions. I found this guest lecture particularly interesting…

Sorry for My Two Left Feet, Sam

Today was another fantastic day here in Argentina. I woke up with nine hours of sleep under my belt which is the most I’ve gotten this whole trip! It was definitely nice to have a good night’s sleep going into today’s schedule of fun activities! We started the day by visiting a community health center…

El Ojo del Tigre

Today was another very long day.  We started our morning meeting in the lobby at 7:40 sharp. We then travelled by bus to the municipal of Tigre to get on a boat to travel to a community health center called Puesto Sanitario Delta Tigre. I may have taken a few quick naps on the bus…

Livin’ La Vida Gaucho

Today was by far the best day of our trip. We went to an Argentinian Estancia or a ranch. We started the day with a long bus ride to the ranch. In the beginning, the lady that served as our tour guide gave us a background history behind Argentinian ranches and a social group called…

Buenos Artes in Buenos Aires

It’s Saturday and we are officially halfway through our trip. Time has flown by so far and I really don’t want it to ever end. Today, we started our day with a trip to the Palermo neighborhood of Buenos Aires. While there, we took a walk throughout the neighborhood to admire some of the street…

Don’t Touch the Boat

                It was a long day of educational activities. To start off our day, we went to Austral’s downtown location for the first time. The inside of the building was very well designed and decorative. Our first activity of the day was a lecture from former Ministry of Health member Dr. Guillermo Williams. Dr. Williams…

Putting Things in Perspective

Today was a very eye-opening day. We started off with a guest lecture from Dr. Fernando Rubinstein. He taught us about the general layout of the Argentinian healthcare system and clarified information regarding different types of coverage especially in the public sector. He also talked a lot about the lack of strong public primary care…

Scrubs and La Biblioteca

                Today was an interesting day. We started our day at a pharmaceutical factory for a company called Andromaco. As a possible future Supply Chain major, seeing the different parts of the factory from raw material to ready for shipment. In the beginning, they made us put on covers over our clothes, hair, and shoes….

Lego Management

Day three spent at Austral was the most eventful and entertaining day yet. We started the day by touring the Medical Center part of Austral. We had the opportunity to visit the emergency area, the ICU, the pediatric floor, and different nursing stations throughout the hospital. It was very interesting to talk to our nurse…

Panthers Take Pilar

                Day two was a great time spent mostly at our host university of Austral. We woke up bright and early for an hour-long bus ride outside of the city to the Pilar Campus. We began our day at Austral with two guest lectures from Dr. Marcelo Villar and Dr. Marcelo Peloizari. They spoke about…

What’s New, Buenos Aires?!

                After months of preparation and twenty-four hours of grueling travel from Pittsburgh to Buenos Aires, the day has finally come! We may have hit a few bumps in the road during our Plus3 Atlanta layover but nothing was stopping us from taking on Argentina full force today.                 Upon arrival, we were transported to…

I’m ready to tanGO!

Who’s ready for the adventure of a lifetime? My name is Brendan Sweeney and I am currently a freshman here at the University of Pittsburgh. I currently plan to pursue a triple major in Supply Chain Management, Business Information Systems, and Marketing (although my plans tend to change once a week). I also will be…

Meet Plus3 Argentina 2019!

Welcome to the Argentina Plus3 Study Abroad Program! Join us as we travel to Buenos Aires to explore the healthcare industry. Through site visits and cultural immersion, students will have the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally.  The core academic portion of this program will focus on various areas of the healthcare industry, from…