One Last Ciao

After nearly 12 hours in the air, the wheels of the Boeing jetliner struck asphalt at DTW International Airport. My trip to Argentina had finally come to an end. As I sit here in my suburban bedroom, I can’t say theres not a little bit of me still wishing I was in my bustling, downtown…

Inevitable Evita

These last two weeks have been some of the most insightful two weeks of my life. Argentina is a country full of intrigue and opportunity. Our visit to the Evita museum yesterday truly did a good job of culminating all that we had learned about what it means to be an Argentine. While Evita truly…

Fake Paris

This morning we received a talk about innovation given by Ezequiel Banga, cofounder of Codika Solutions. Innovation is the method by which firms adapt and survive, and there is no clear way to achieve it. Often times it is even mere luck. In the afternoon, we took a walking tour of La Boca, a formerly…

Con-in(equality)

Today we took our visit to Conin, a center for struggling mothers to take their kids 3 times a week for academic stimulation, nutritious food, and all around general support. The center also works to educate the mothers, many of whom are very young, with basic child care skills and trying to establish a good…

Tigre(at) Day

For today’s excursion, our class traveled out to the municipality of Tigre, located north of Buenos Aires. The first facility we visited was a primary care center on an island tucked away between over a half hour of twisting canals and small rivers. What separates Tigre from most other municipalities is that they have been…

Hidden Valley Ranch

I’d like to start off this blog post by giving thanks to someone who loves new cultural experiences just as much as I do, my mom. Thank you so much for everything you have done for me and instilling in me such an appreciation for art and culture. It is my hope someday we can…

La Rosa de Palermo

Today was our first fully cultural day, which took us wandering through the mural painted streets of Palermo SOHO and to the MALMO museum of modern art. The vibrancy of the area, shown both through the bright colors painted over all of the walls and the bustling tent shops that had been set up for…

Feds and Beds

Today we took our first visit to Austral’s downtown location on the July 9th Avenue. It is a large French inspired building that truly was breath taking. Our first speaker was recently retired after having worked at the Ministry of Health for over 20 years, but he still comes out to speak because according to…

Ho-spice of Life

Wow, I can’t believe it is already day five here on my journey through Buenos Aires. Today we visited a local posta sanitaria and a palliative care center in the municipality of Pilar, not far from the capital city. The posta sanitaria is essentially a primary care center that is free to the community; this…

Farma-see the future

Today was the Andromaco factory site visit, which let us see the inner workings of an Argentine pharmacy company. It was very interesting to be able to see the entire process from raw material to packaged, finished product. Andromaco is responsible for roughly 30% of the pharmaceutical cream market in Argentina, and their capacity to…

La Verdad

Today we went on our in-hospital tour of the Hospital Universitario Austral, which carried us through the different departments of the center, from triage to neonatal. Everything was well organized and the technology was quite advanced. One of the key themes of their mission statement is the “pursuit of truth and a culture of life”….

Hola sol

Today marked our first interaction with our biggest guest of the trip, Universidad Austral. Austral is one of the few private universities in Argentina, enrolling over 6.000 students and home to the Hospital Universitario Austral. The university is only roughly 40 years old, and the buildings have all been very well kept. The campus has…

El Principio

After a long day of traveling, it was a relief to finally feel the jolt of rubber tires on the tarmac in Buenos Aires. Day one has been overcast with spotty showers, not unlike many of the days I’ve become accustomed to in Pittsburgh. The city doesn’t have the imposing skyline of a city like…

Ready for Some Good Airs

┬íHola a todos! My name is Dominic Haight, I’m currently a first year student here at the University of Pittsburgh pursuing majors in Finance and Accounting with minors in Economics and Spanish. After graduation, I plan on going into either public accounting or corporate finance and accounting. I love looking at the differences between representation…

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…