Ciao, Buenos Aires!

Our time at Buenos Aires has concluded last night when we boarded to head back to the United States. The past two weeks have been filled with such unique experiences that have made me grow so much as a student and a traveler. I also learned a lot about myself through this program, both my…

Day 12&13: Last Days

Today, we had our final presentation in the morning. It was a huge relief and rewarding to get that done and have free time the rest of the day. Yesterday, we had our last site visit, a long lunch, a visit to the botanical gardens then finished the day with a tour of the Evita…

Day 11: Innovation

Today, we had a day of lecture and a bus tour. The lecture was about innovation. Our lecturer, Exequiel Banga from Codika, talked about innovation in health care. He stated that innovation is something that has not happened before and it is an adaptation for survival, just similar to Darwinism. One of his company’s idea/product…

Day 10: Let’s Tango

We started today by visiting a community health center, Conin Tigre. This was the same municipality as the places we visited yesterday; however, the area we were in today was completely different than the area we were at yesterday. Yesterday, we were at a yacht club for lunch, the houses were very beautiful and spacious,…

Day 9: Tigre

After the relaxing day yesterday, we spent today with site tours in El Tigre. Our first site was the community health center called Puesto Sanitario Delta Tigre. We rode a boat to get there. I get motion sickness so I was a little scared for the ride, but it ended up being very smooth. This…

Day 8: The Best Sunday

Today was the best day of our trip. We got a full day of rest at the beautiful ranch of Estancia. It was the perfect fall day and it could not have been a better place to relax. Although our first week was very busy and hectic with lectures and site visits, this day made…

Day 7: Finally the Weekend

Today was a very relaxing day. We went to visit the neighborhood of Palermo and went to the art museum. I really enjoyed seeing places other than Austral and Recoleta. Palermo was a very colorful city filled lots of street art that I really liked. I have always been a fan of street art because…

Day 6: Federal Power…?

Today was a very long day. We had two 2-hour long lectures and a museum visit. I was excited for the Ministry of Health presentation, but it was not quite what I was expecting. I thought I would get answers to the questions I had about the Ministry of Health. Instead, we learned more about…

Day 5: Being Human

Today I learned that “happy ever after” really does indeed exist. We visited the Hospice Buen Samaritano in Pilar. “The end of life” is such a difficult concept to be open about, yet today, I learned that death is a part of life and it is not necessarily an ending but more of a conclusion…

Day 4: Andromaco Visit

Today, we visited the factory of Andromaco, a pharmaceutical company in Buenos Aires. This factory tour is definitely the highlight of my trip so far. It was very interesting to see the production of their cream.  Not only the production, but we got to see the whole operation and got to learn about the distribution…

Day 3: Another Day at Austral

Today was another day at Austral. We started off the day with a tour of the hospital of Austral. This site visit was interesting because it was completely different than company visits I am used to. I really enjoyed seeing and understanding medical terms and systems in a real-life hospital. The past two days with…

Day 2: Is this summer or fall break?

Austral, you’re one beautiful campus. I keep forgetting that the cold breeze is not the winter leaving, but it is the winter coming. Walking around Austral’s campus made me miss the colorful fall semester at Pitt. But, instead of walking all the way to Schenley for a break from the busy and loud roads in…

Day 1: Jet lag + Food coma…

We thought Plus 3 Argentina would turn into Plus 3 Atlanta filled with many rounds of BS and President. But from a smooth plane ride to plane (pain) train, to constant delays, to a 10-hour long pain flight, we have finally made it to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Even though there is only one-hour time difference…

Back on the Blog Grind…!

Hi all! I’m Minori Hayakawa and this summer, I am headed to Argentina for the Plus3 trip. I am beyond excited and grateful for this opportunity. Last summer, I had a great time in Ireland, with the Global Honors Program. So, I am hoping this trip will be as, or if not, greater than last….

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…