Final Blog!!

As I got in the car with my parents to start my venture home, they started with the obvious question which was, “what were your favorite parts of the trip?”. For me this was easy to answer at first because so many moments came to mind, but also hard because I couldn’t choose just a…

Last Days in Argentina :(

Over the past few days our group was able learn a lot about the history of Argentina. On Thursday, we split into two groups to visit different hospitals in a short time. My group visited Hospital Fernandez and the other group saw San Isidro Hospital. These two hospitals varied in their structure’s as mine was…

Day 11: La Boca

Today I had to miss the first half of my day due to still being sick but luckily, I was able to still participate in the second half. I met up with the group for lunch at a really nice restaurant and then hopped on the bus to head over to the neighborhood called La…

Day 10: Tigre pt. 2

Although I was sick today our group visited another community health center in Tigre. After discussing further with my group members, they informed me that this visit was very different from the one we saw the previous day. This was due to the extremely high level of poverty in the area. My colleagues explained that…

Day 9: Tigre

Today we traveled to Tigre, a group of islands on the cost of Argentina. We then got on a ferry to travel down the river to the community health center which was about a 45-minute boat ride. While riding down the river I was shocked to see that the river was the main and, in…

Day 9: Trip to Estancia

Today we went on our cultural excursion which was a trip to the Estancia Don Silvano. It was really nice to get away from the city for a day and see what rural culture is like in Argentina. Not to mention today was a great way to see the history we learned during our culture…

Day 7:

With a slightly later start this morning we started off our day with a trip to Palermo. Palermo is one of the surrounding neighborhoods to Recoleta here in Argentina. It is known for its shopping, street art, and restaurants. Today we took a walking tour to see some of the truly impressive art that paints…

Day 6: Ministry of Health

Today started off with a walk to Austral University downtown campus. The building was super beautiful and reflected French architecture. Our first lecture was incredibly hard to understand because it was given in Spanish with a delayed translation. Although watching the translation happen is amazing, this make the lecture very hard to follow. Mr. William,…

Day 5: Primary Care Visits

Today was my favorite day of the trip so far. After a lecture we went to two different primary care facilities. These facilities were extremely eye opening to a side of medical care that I have been extremely fortunate enough to not have had to experience myself. Although these facilities are an amazing way to…

Day 4: Pharma Site Visit & San Telmo

Today we visited a pharmaceutical company located here in Buenos Aires called Andromaco. I really enjoyed this site visit because unlike many I have been on before I was able to see the creation and pre-distribution of the product firsthand. For me, this is really important as I am a supply chain and marketing double…

Day 3: Austral pt. 2

After a second day at Austral, our group was able to see a lot more of the campus. We started off the morning with a tour of the Medical Center, which was definitely not what I had expected it to be. This turned out to be a positive thing because I was not expecting the…

Day 2 at Austral

To start off the day we visited the University of Austral Pilar Campus, which is about an hour outside of Buenos Aires. This campus was a lot smaller than what I had originally expected it to be. It consisted of about 5-10 buildings, a large open green-space, a gym, and most surprisingly chapels. These small…

Arriving in Argentina

After a few long days of travel, we finally arrived in Buenos Aires! As we hopped from plane to bus, I was excited to finally start the adventure in country. On the bus our CAPA advisor, Mariela, talked about the different things we would be doing throughout the week and some travel tips. While traveling…

Going Abroad with Giulianna

My name is Giulianna Claricurzio and I am a current freshman at the University of Pittsburgh with an intended double major in Marketing & Supply Chain. I am from a small town “right outside of Philly”, Kennett Square, PA. I have always been a very outgoing person and love to be involved in many different…

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…