Gracias Argentina

Although I went into the trip with a couple of concerns, I loved being in Buenos Aires. I haven’t been out of the country that many times, but I imagine it’s one of the coolest places that I’ll ever see. I am extremely glad that I decided to go on the trip and that my…

Long Live Evita

The 12th day here was very long. We had the opportunity to split into two groups and each group went to a different public hospital. I was in the Fernandez hospital group and we were there for roughly three hours touring and learning about their hospital. I learned some interesting new things such as them…

La Boca

This morning started out in business casual at the downtown Austral campus. There we had a guest speaker who is a software engineer here in Argentina and developed his own business. He talked to us about what innovation is and why he thinks that it is important. He also talked to us about his success…

Kids and Tango

Today was a long but very good day. We went to a community center for mothers and children where we were able to play with the children which was a lot of fun. After that we went to lunch and walked around the neighborhood for a little bit, before heading to our tango lesson which…

Tigre Islands

The Tigre Municipality system works because of its main focus on primary healthcare. One of the speakers we heard from last week told us at the end of his presentation that he believes the solution to the Argentinian healthcare problem is more focus on primary care, and today I was able to see the impact…

Estancia Tursitica

Before I even started my freshman year at Pitt I knew I was going to apply for Plus3 Study Abroad. In my admitted student’s day presentations, it sounded like the perfect fit for me especially because I was on the swim team at Pitt and wouldn’t be able to take more than two weeks off…

Palermo Soho and Malba

It’s finally the weekend and today we got to explore the beautiful neighborhood of Palermo and the Soho area. There was a nice market where tables were set up all around with individual venders selling mostly handmade products. In addition to this there were cute stores and restaurants all around which is quite dangerous for…

12 in Argentina?

Our sixth day in Recoleta felt quite long. We began the morning slightly later than the past few days, but with a two-hour lecture from a retired employee of the Ministry of Health. My group is the Ministry of Health and the questions I had for the speaker weren’t clearly answered and I honestly left…

Buen Samaritan

Today was quite different and much more emotional of a day than all of the others. After a lecture at Austral University, we traveled to two different community health based clinics. One was much smaller where we learned about how their system works and how they provide free healthcare to people in need, with a…

A little bit of everything

Today was an interesting day as it was a mix of both business and culture in Argentina. In the morning we traveled to Andromaco, a pharmaceutical and cosmetic company. After that we went to San Telemo, which is one of the oldest regions in Argentina, to eat lunch and walk around for a little bit….

Pilar Part 2

The third full day of our trip began with a tour of the Austral Hospital. We were able to see the newborn intensive care unit (NICU), the pediatric side, and the trauma/emergency center. During this tour of the hospital, we observed many different staff members and were able to speak and hear from a few….

La introducción

Today we made our first trip to Austral University, Pilar campus. First we had two different lectures that were both about Austral and some of the history behind the teaching hospital and how it runs. In our third lecture we learned more about Austral’s business model and their aims for improvement. During the day we…

Arriving in Argentina!

Today kicked off day 1 of plus 3 Argentina! We traveled from Pittsburgh to Atlanta, where we ended up waiting from about four thirty in the afternoon until past midnight to board our flight to Buenos Aires, after some flight complications delayed our flight. Once we arrived to Argentina, we were able to see a…

¡Vamos a Argentina!

Hi everyone! My name is Daria Hatter and I am currently finishing up my freshman year here at the University of Pittsburgh. I am in the College of Business Administration double majoring in Finance and Marketing, and minoring in Africana Studies. I lived in Texas my whole life up until college, being born in Austin…

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…