Goodbye :(

After an amazing two weeks in a gorgeous country, we are all back home. I am so grateful for such an incredible experience where I learned so much, experienced so much and met so many different people. It’s hard for me to pinpoint one thing as my favorite part as there were so many places…

Evita’s Legacy

Yesterday we visited a public hospital, where we got a better understanding of the public system and the Evita museum, where we learned a lot about her legacy. In between these places, we also visited the botanical gardens and got to relax in the warm weather for a little. The public hospital that we visited…

Preserving Culture in La Boca

We started the day off with a lecture about innovation and startups by a software engineer named Ezequiel. He talked about his new developments and technological advancements that help increase efficiency in the healthcare system. He talked a great deal about what his company Codika Solutions does and gave us a few examples of what…

A different side of Tigre

Today we visited a different side of Tigre that we did not really get a chance to see yesterday and was very different from the beautiful private developments alongside the water. We visited a community center called Conin that looks after pregnant women before and after they have had their children, and the children after…

Healthcare in Tigre

Today we visited the Tigre Municipality and two of its public health facilities. It has an interconnected primary care system with an online health record that connects 23 health centers and various hospitals. Tigre has been able to create a successful primary care system and create high-functioning hospitals because it is a generally wealthy municipality….

Estancias, Gauchos & Mate

Today we went to the Don Silvano Estancia, which is an Argentinian gaucho ranches that is used for cattle farming. I really enjoyed today because we got to learn about an important part of Argentinian’s history as the gauchos were previously marginalized people, but also got to experience how peaceful and relaxing living on the…

NYC but in Buenos Aires

Today we walked around Palermo Soho, where we got to look at really cool street art, shop around and eat a delicious meal. When we talked to an Argentinian couple in the airport before we left, the lady recommended this neighborhood to us and said that it was a really cute place to be. After…

The reality of the Ministry of Health

The Argentinian government is a federal system that is a confederation made up of provinces that are almost self-governing but are overseen by the federal government. There are 23 provinces and one “autonomous district” where Buenos Aires is.  These provinces have the authority to make most decisions for themselves regarding their departments, which are then…

A Better Understanding of Palliative Care

We started out the day by listening to a lecture by Dr. Rubenstein at the University of Austral about the financing of the healthcare system in Argentina. After our lecture, we visited two community-based centers that serve as primary care centers in Argentina. While the government provides public health clinics for primary care, the people…

Andrómaco

Today we visited a pharmaceutical company in the city of Buenos Aires that produces various cosmetic products such as lotions and creams and other medical products. The majority of their lotions and other cosmetic products can be found in almost any pharmacy throughout Argentina and can be bought over the counter, whereas all their pills…

Visiting Austral’s Medical Center

We had the opportunity to visit the Austral Medical Center today in order to truly get to see how things function at a private Argentinian hospital. After meeting the nurse manager, we split up into groups to tour the hospital and its facilities. The universities mission statement reads as “the pursuit of truth and a…

College Life at Austral

Today we visited the University of Austral, which was about an hour drive from where we are staying in Recoleta, Buenos Aires. We had three hour-long lectures at the University about different aspects of the University and its hospital. Our first presenter talked about the differences between a private and public colleges in Argentina and…

A Rainy Day One

Today was our first day in Buenos Aires, Argentina after a long journey from Pittsburgh and a delay in Atlanta. While waiting for our flight in Atlanta, we met a sweet couple from Argentina who told us a lot about what we were going to be seeing and about some places that we definitely should…

From one city to another

My name is Sarayu Sivaram and I am a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh. I am currently studying Finance and possibly Business Information Systems in the College of Business Administration. I am also considering a minor in Spanish and also a possible International Business Certificate. At Pitt, I am currently involved in Women in…

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…