Ciao Argentina

My time in Argentina has officially come to an end. Yesterday we landed in Atlanta before heading off to our hometowns, marking the finale of our two weeks abroad. Who knew that in two weeks you could do and learn so much? From immersing in the culture to going on site visits to different hospitals…

Evita: The Heart of Change

Yesterday was our last day of site visits in Argentina. We started the morning off by traveling to a public hospital in the province of Buenos Aires. Compared to the impression we had about public hospitals coming into the trip, the hospital we saw was much different, as it was high functioning and much nicer…

Tradition & Innovation in La Boca

Today was a long, tiring day. We started with a lecture from Exequiel Banga, who works for a startup company called Codika, which helps people to transform their ideas into plausible products and businesses. His lecture focused on innovation, giving us an overview of what it is, why we use it, how we use it…

TanGOING to Tigre

Today we went back to El Tigre, but this time to a community center that was much different from the other ones we have visited so far on this trip. This one was located in a poorer area of the city, and it was run by a nonprofit organization called CONIN. The goal of this…

Las Islas del Tigre

Today was another interesting day in Argentina. We started off the day by driving about an hour outside of Buenos Aires to to the municipality of El Tigre. Once we arrived, we got on a boat and rode down the river in the middle of El Tigre to a primary care center that is available…

For the high schoolers that have committed to Pitt, I would highly recommend partaking in Plus3 Argentina next summer. This trip has given me such such a vast variety of experiences so far. From the site visits throughout the week to learn about the healthcare industry within Argentina to the cultural activities inside and outside…

A Day Full of Art

Today was a great day to start off the weekend. It was cool and sunny outside, which was the perfect weather for our walking tours. We started off in the Palermo Hollywood neighborhood. The streets were beautiful, from the trees and cobblestone that lined the road to the amazing street art and murals among various…

Descendants of the Boats

Today was a more calm day to end the week, as we started the day a little later than usual. We started the day at the Austral campus in downtown Buenos Aires with a lecture from Dr. Guillermo Williams about the Ministry of Health, which is one of the topics we had yet to cover…

Reborn Through Compassion

It was a long, rainy day for us today as we traveled to Pilar and some of the surrounding communities. We started off the day with an informing lecture from Dr. Fernando Rubinstein that gave us a direct perspective of the Argentina healthcare system from a native Argentine. Next up we visited two community health…

Pharmas, Food and Flea Markets

We were able to start off our morning slightly later than the past couple of days, which was a relief for all of us trying to catch up on some sleep. To begin the day, we traveled by bus to Andrómaco Laboratory, a pharmaceutical company in Buenos Aires. Andrómaco specializes in producing and distributing cosmetic…

Day 3: Culture & Value at Austral

We visited the Universidad Austral campus in Pilar once again today, and spent the day doing a plethora of activities throughout it. Upon arriving, we had the opportunity to tour Hospital Universitario Austral, which is the private hospital that is on the campus, attached to the nursing school. A few of the nurses took us…

AuSTROLL in the Park

For most of the day today, we spent our time at the Universidad Austral campus in Pilar. We started off the day with lectures from a few reputable faculty from Austral, in which they gave us some of the background and goals of Universidad Austral, as well as the hospital that is on the campus….

Bringing Pitt to Argentina

24 hours of traveling later, and we finally arrived in Buenos Aires. From the seven hours we spent in the Atlanta airport to the ten hours of air time it took to actually travel to Argentina and the long day of walking today, to say I am exhausted would be an understatement. However, I could…

¡Bienvenidos a Argentina!

Hey everyone! My name is Elgin Meadors, and I am currently finishing up my freshman year at the University of Pittsburgh. This summer, I will be traveling abroad to Buenos Aires, Argentina. With this being my second summer in a row traveling abroad, I’m hoping this experience is just as memorable as the last. Now,…

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…