Back to the States

Two weeks later and I am back home in the US! I am both happy and sad to have left Buenos Aires…I was glad to be able to relax and sleep in my own bed, but upset that such an amazing journey has come to an end. I learned so much in my two weeks…

Days 12 & 13: The Reason of Evita’s Life

On Thursday (Day 12), we split up and visited two different public hospitals. I visited Hospital Juan A. Fernandez, which is one of the best hospitals in Buenos Aires. After the hospital visits, we went to the Evita Museum, which was really interesting. Some of you may not know who Evita was, but she was…

Day 11: Preservation and Innovation

Today we had a discussion-based lecture from one of the CEO’s of Codika Solutions, a software developing company that focuses on software for hospitals and other healthcare facilities. After that, we had a bus tour of various parts of the city, including a stop in La Boca to look at street art, the famous colorful…

Day 10: T is for Tuesday, Tigre, AND Tango

Today was a super fun day in Argentina. We started the day in Tigre (again) at Conin, a community health center focused on nutrition and life skills for mothers. Next, we had lunch, and then went to a tango lesson! Overall, I enjoyed the day much more than I was expecting to, which was a…

Day 9: Tigre

Today we visited the municipality of Tigre, including the Delta Tigre islands. We started the day going on a boat to a primary care center on one of the islands that is free for all people living on the islands. After that, we had a delicious lunch at the Tigre Boat Club, and then we…

Day 8: Estancia Don Silvano

Plus3 Argentina is exactly what I wanted in a study abroad experience as a Pitt student who just completed their freshman year. It is a great way to “get your feet wet” in terms of studying abroad…I knew I wanted to go abroad in college but the thought of spending 5-6 weeks during the summer…

Day 7: Palermo and MALBA

Today was full of art and more Argentinian culture, as we had a full non-academic day for the first day of the weekend. We started off in the Palermo neighborhood looking at street art and murals painted all over the buildings, which was super cool to see. There was so much variation from mural to…

Day 6: Becoming Cultured

Today we heard two lectures: one about the Ministry of Health, and one about Argentinian culture. After these, we visited the Immigration Museum. I really enjoyed Argentina’s history because I knew very little about their history beforehand, and Argentina and the US have many parallels between their history and their current governments. Argentina has a…

Day 5: Visiting Hospice Buen Samaritano

Today was another awesome day in Argentina!  Today we listened to a lecture about the Argentinian healthcare system, and then we visited two different community health centers and a hospice.  Today was a very special and meaningful day for everyone on the trip in different ways. The hospice we visited is called Hospice Buen Samaritano…

Day 4: Learning about the Pharmaceutical Industry

Today was another busy day beginning with a tour of the pharmaceutical facility Andrómaco and ending at the ESMA Museum.  We also had a delicious lunch in San Telmo and were able to walk around the shops for a bit. Andrómaco is a pharmaceutical facility located in Buenos Aires.  They produce mainly creams and ointments…

Day 3: Touring the Hospital

Today was the most exciting day thus far in Argentina.  We went back to Austral in Pilar, but today we got a tour of the hospital and got to interact with both graduate students in the business school, and undergraduate students from various programs.  We also listened to Grant give his lecture about financing healthcare…

Day 2: Lectures at Austral

Today was our first full day in Argentina and it was very busy but also fun.  We listened to three lectures at the Pilar campus of Austral University, which is about an hour drive from downtown Buenos Aires.  After that, we did a bus tour of the city which was really cool because we were…

Day 1: Landing in Argentina

After 24 hours of traveling, we finally reached Buenos Aires where we were greeted by gray skies and rain.  Today we went to lunch at a restaurant where I got ravioli-type pasta stuffed with ham and cheese, then we had our orientation, and finally we went to dinner at a steakhouse where I had delicious…

Buenos Aires Bound!

Hi! My name is Justine Mamrol and I am currently finishing my Freshman year at the University of Pittsburgh. I am originally from Philly, but I grew up in Ashburn, VA (about 45 minutes outside of Washington, D.C.). I love doing anything that involves being outdoors and seeing new things. I’ve always played sports, so…

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…