That’s a Wrap!

Plus3 Argentina: the finale. Two weeks flew by, but the lessons I learned and the knowledge I gained from this trip will stay with me no matter how far I travel from Buenos Aires. Before packing my bags and making the journey to Argentina, I was worried about how my first experience studying abroad would…

La Razón de su Vida

Today, we presented our final group research projects. My team and I focused on the topic of public and private hospitals, and it was great to wrap up the trip by sharing what we’ve learned. It was also a huge stress relief after working hard the past few days to put together our research and…

Keeping Things Colorful

On today’s episode of Plus3 Argentina: Innovation by Codika, tango talk, and a trip to La Boca. We arrived back at Austral’s downtown campus this morning to attend a lecture from a representative of Codika Mobile Solutions, a software development start-up native to Argentina. During the lecture, we discussed the general idea of innovation, what…

Time to Tango

Today, the Plus3 Argentina crew traveled back to the municipal of Tigre. We visited Conin, a community center for women and children that are living in poverty and cannot provide for themselves. Throughout the first half of the day, we spent time helping to cook lunch, clean the house, and entertain the kids. It was…

Rivers Are Roads

Another early morning with Plus3 Argentina! We left our accommodations at 7:40 en route to Tigre, a municipal of Argentina outside of Buenos Aires. Upon our arrival, we hopped on a boat and took a half hour ride to Puesto Sanitario Delta, a primary care center available to the surrounding community. There, we had a…

Home On the Ranch

We visited Estancia Don Salvino today, a ranch that is located about an hour and a half drive from where we are staying in Buenos Aires. Our visit to the ranch was definitely needed. After long days of lectures and cultural activities, a day to relax and enjoy the calm setting was greatly appreciated. We…

Art Everywhere

In my last blog post, I wrote about wishing to experience more of Argentina’s culture firsthand. What better way to do so than through art? We traveled to Palermo today, a neighborhood filled with street art, shops and restaurants. It was great to take things slow, walk around, and simply enjoy the day. We had…

Argentines Descend From The Boat

Today was interesting. We started out with a trip to Austral’s downtown campus to listen to a lecture given by Dr. Guillermo Williams, a former employee for the Ministry of Health. We learned about the federal structure of the Argentinian government and what kind of effects it has on the country and their healthcare system….

A Conclusion, Not An Ending

Today was long, but it was definitely one of the most memorable days so far on Plus3 Argentina. We headed back to Austral where we were lectured on the structure of Argentina’s healthcare system by Dr. Fernando Rubinstein. While we have learned much about this topic on our trip already, I felt that Dr. Rubinstein’s…

Off To Andrómaco

Today, our group had the opportunity to visit an Argentinian pharmaceutical company, explore a bit of the San Telmo area, and learn about an important aspect of Argentina’s history. We started with Andrómaco, a pharmaceutical company that specializes in creating both medications and cosmetic products. After being split into groups, we were led by two…

Hospitals, Legos and Mixers, Oh My!

Today, we visited Austral once again to get a better idea of how their private hospital functions and complete an activity and tour within the business school. While at the hospital, we split into groups and were guided by a few nurses throughout various units and research labs. I was surprised by how much of…

Fall Comes to Austral

Today we traveled a bit outside of the city to visit Austral University. There, we learned a little bit about the university from Dr. Marcelo Villar. I was surprised to hear how young the university is (just 40 years!), as it seems to have accomplished so much in such a short amount of time. With…

So Much Steak

After taking on a 10 hour flight, we have finally made it to our destination! Though we carried the rainy Pittsburgh weather with us all the way over to Buenos Aires, I was ready to hit the ground running and discover the city I have been learning so much about these past several weeks. During…

Next Stop: Buenos Aires

Hola todos! My name is Jenna Clarin and I am incredibly excited to be sharing my upcoming trip to Buenos Aires with you all. I am just about to finish up my freshman year at the University of Pittsburgh’s College of Business Administration where I’m studying marketing, supply chain management and Spanish. I am originally…

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…