The Final Chapter

Two weeks filled with: learning about the Argentine health system, eating tons of empanadas, making new friends, living a once in a lifetime experience. In the two weeks that I was in Argentina I was able to experience an entire new culture that I was emerging myself into head first. The main focus of our…

Chapter 14: Eva Perón and the Public Health System

In my last blog post I spoke briefly about our trip to the Evita Perón museum, as well as my trip to the public. As I mentioned previously, Eva Perón’s role as the first lady stretched far beyond that as her involvement improved the lives of many people those in need and women’s lives as…

Chapter 13: San Isidro & Evita

Yesterday, May 16th, we split up into two groups in the morning; one visited the Hospital Fernandez public hospital and the other, my group, visited the Infant and Maternity hospital in San Isidro. At the maternity and infant hospital, we were given a brief lecture by Maria Green, the head nurse of the hospital, who…

Chapter 12: Innovation & La boca of the River

Today we had the opportunity to listen to a speaker talk about innovation and technological advancements, in the form of applications, that he is creating to assist the health care industry. Our speakers name was Exequiel and spoke to us about some of his programs such as Fivi which increase the efficiency of lines and…

Chapter 11: Toddlers and Tango

Today was quite an eventful day with a trip to Conin, a community center for mothers and their kids, as well as a tango lesson in Buenos Aires. Our first stop, the community center, served as a way for mothers to learn how to take care of their children and teach the mother how to…

Chapter 10: El Tigre Island

Today on Day 9 of our trip we travelled to the Tigre Municipality, where we took a boat to a primary care center that also served as a community center. Our day started when we took a 45 minutes ride from our residence to El Tigre and then took a boat ride to the island…

Chapter 9: A Day at the Ranch

Today was one of my favorite days by far. Other than the fact that it is Mother’s Day, shout out to my mom, our group when to an Argentine Ranch in Estancia. Here we were met with, as they had been telling us about, juicy empanadas that were some of the best we had come…

Chapter 8: Palermo & Malba

Today marks the day we have been here for one whole week. Now that it is the weekend we spent some time doing some cultural activities which included a walk around Palermo in the morning, followed by lunch, and concluding with a visit to the art museum Malba. While visiting Malba we were able to…

Chapter 7: Culture, History, and the MoH

Today there were no long bus trips, everything that we did was relatively close to the spot we are staying in Recoletta. After a later start than usual, we headed to the University of Austral Buenos Aires campus where we were lectured on the role of the ministry of health, from a previous ministry of…

Chapter 6: Un [Buen] día [Samaritano]

Today we saw a different side of Argentina than we have seen the days prior. After sitting through some traffic in route to Pilar our day started with a lecture focused on Argentinian healthcare. After this lecture we visited two community centers that focused on health services, but also provided other social services to the…

Chapter 5: A Meaty Agenda

Day 4 consisted of a tour of the pharmaceutical manufacturing company, Andrómaco, a lunch filled with meat, and a trip to the ESMA museum. With a later start to the day then normal, we arrived at Andrómaco where we suited up head to toe in preparation to enter the factory. We were led by a…

Chapter 4: Truth, Culture, and a Hospital Tour

Today, which was our third day in Buenos Aires, consisted of a tour of the Austral Hospital, a mixer with the undergraduate business and nursing students who studied at the university, as well as a guest lecturer from our university Dr. Grant Marsolf. Our hospital tour started off our tour and we were able to…

Chapter 3: Trip to Austral

Today was the first day that we travelled to the University of Austral Pilar campus where we spent the day learning about the university as well as the teaching hospital attached to it. We also spent some time after some of our lectures doing a brief tour around the campus and was able to see…

Chapter 2: The Adventure Begins

Our departure from Pittsburgh started our journey to Argentina which totaled close to 24 hours of travel time. While we were not jet lagged per se, the rough air on the plane kept some of us in and out of sleep which left for a long day ahead. Upon our Arrival to Argentina we were…

Chapter 1: Who am I?

Hi Everyone! My name is Samantha Hovis and I am from Downingtown, PA. I am a business student studying marketing, and pursuing an International Business Certificate, a Leadership and Ethics Certificate (CPLE), and a certificate in Digital Media. Currently, I am studying Spanish at the university and I am planning on studying abroad in Spain…

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…