Gracias Buenos Aires!

After being home for 24 hours, I have to say I really miss being in Argentina. Overall, I think this trip was a once in a lifetime experience and I am so grateful I was able to experience it as well as cross South America off of my bucket list. Between the amazing food, the…

Evita & Final Presentations Already??

Yesterday was our last day of site visits and museums. The group split in half and went to two different public hospitals. My group went to a maternity public hospital just outside of Buenos Aires. I thought this hospital was really cool, and the head nurse who spoke to us had lots of information about…

Innovation & La Boca

Today began with a short walk to the Austral Downtown campus for a lecture from Codika, a technological consulting firm in the healthcare industry. This lecture was one of my favorites so far on the trip. I thought it was really cool how the company uses innovation in the form of an app to produce…

Taco Tuesday? More like Tango Tuesday

Today was a later morning. We were on the bus back to Tigre at 9 am, but this time to a community center that is focused on helping mothers learn how to take care of their children, as well as help feed those children that are underweight. When we arrived, we weren’t fully sure what…

Argentina has Islands??

Today was both an early and a long day, but we were able to see a whole new area of Buenos Aires. We took an hour bus to El Tigre then a 45-minute boat ride to a primary care center for the people who live in the area. The cool part is that El Tigre…

A Ranch With Gauchos!

Today was so much fun, and any high schooler looking at Plus3 should come here. We got to sleep in late today, and then we boarded a bus to the Estoncia ranch. I knew it was going to be a memorable day when our tour guide asked us if we had eaten breakfast and we…

Art on Art on Art

With today being Saturday, we had no lectures or site visits today, so we didn’t have to dress business casual and we got to do some exploring of Buenos Aires. Specifically, we walked around the neighborhood of Palermo, which is filled with street art and a cute market around a park. It was a beautiful…

Federation, Ministry of Health & Immigration

We all woke up happy today since we were able to sleep in! At 9:30 we made our way to the Austral downtown campus for a lecture on the Ministry of Health. In the lecture, we learned that Argentina, similar to the US, is a federation. This means that there is a central government as…

An Emotional Day in Some Dreary Weather

This morning we were up and out of the apartments bright and early at 7:45 on our way to the Austral Pilar campus in some gloomy weather. We all fell asleep on the bus ride and didn’t realize that we sat in traffic for an extra half hour. We were concerned if we would still…

To Andromaco We Go

Today was our first site visit and we visited Andromanco, a local pharmaceutical company. Andromanco mostly produces creams and ointments and actually controls around 30% of the market in Argentina for creams and ointments. However, a challenge they face is still the everyday competition. Although their number one product sold is Hipoglas, a cream that…

The Hospital & Business School & Students, Oh My!

We began today with another trip out to the Pilar campus of Austral. Yesterday, we learned about Austral’s mission statement which includes the “pursuit of truth” and a “culture of life,” both of which the hospital and university strive to achieve in their everyday actions and activities. Upon arriving today, we went right into a…

¡Hello Austral!

Today we spent the beautiful sunny day at the Austral University Pilar campus. We arrived at the hospital and went inside and up the stairs to a hallway of classrooms similar to the way the nursing school is set up at Pitt with Victoria in UPMC Presby. Also, the classroom where we had the lectures…

Day 1 is in the Books!

After an unexpectedly lengthy layover in Atlanta and a pretty easy overnight flight, we finally arrived in Buenos Aires! Today was an exciting day just exploring the area around our apartments, diving into the delicious food, and laying eyes on the Astral downtown campus, where we will be spending parts of our time here in…

¡Vamos a buenos aires!

Hello everyone! My name is Shannon Wischerath and I am currently finishing my freshman year at the University of Pittsburgh. I am in the College of Business Administration with an undecided major, but leaning towards Accounting and possibly Business Information Systems as well. This past year I joined Women in Business. This club gave me…

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…