Child Family Health International (CFHI): Global Perspectives in Nursing

0 recent reviews
  • Location(s): Cordoba, Argentina
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Internship, Volunteer, Research

Request Info

(For American Students)


A Program Rep. will contact you shortly after
For non-American students, please contact the program directly.

Or Register With Facebook

It will help you track your requests and only takes a second.

In 2001 Argentina experienced the worst economic collapse of its history, yet since then, the country has been on a path to economic growth and social inclusion. Over the last several years, there has been a concerted effort to pro... read more

All Reviews

This program is lonely. If you went on this program leave a review!

About


In
2001 Argentina experienced the worst economic collapse of its history, yet
since then, the country has been on a path to economic growth and social
inclusion. Over the last several years, there has been a concerted effort to
provide care to those without insurance through a decentralized network of
primary and secondary clinics and hospitals. Travel to Argentina and
experience this changing landscape and the central role nurses play in
providing health care and patient support. Join nurse preceptors and others
while comparing and contrasting the differences in nursing globally in some
of the oldest and most renowned teaching hospitals in Latin America.



Experience the university town of Cordoba, the second largest city in
Argentina. Under the supervision of nurse preceptors rotate within a variety
of specialties including pediatrics, surgical care, oncology, dermatology,
and intensive care. Depending on education and experience, participants may
administer medications, triage, take vital signs, dress wounds, administer
IVs, etc. under the supervision of local preceptors. Join healthcare teams
comprised of nurses, physicians, nursing and medical students, and residents,
working together to provide patient care. Take part in lectures and
discussions on case studies. In addition,participants may partake in
activities through the local nurses’ association, such as workshops,
lectures, and social gatherings.



Beyond clinical rotations, students may choose to visit with patients
without families or volunteer with handicapped children at the pediatric
hospital. By the end of the program, participants will have an understanding
of the role played by nurses in South America and the special
patient-provider relationship unique to Latin American medicine.



Become immersed in Argentinean culture and language through conversational
and medical Spanish classes while living with local students or families in
Cordoba. CFHI participants may also organize weekend trips to destinations
such as Villa Carlos Paz lake region, La Cumbre and other hill towns for
hiking and outdoor activities. Within Cordoba city, enjoy the lively
nightlife and vibrant cultural scene including museums, theaters and cafes.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Volunteer
Research
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Spring Break
  • Custom
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs
  • Public Health
Website
Take me there!

Statistics

Child Family Health International (CFHI) Scholarships

Child Family Health International is pleased to offer partial scholarships for select 2015 and 2016 program dates. Since 2007, we have provided CFHI Global Health Scholars with more than $100,000 in scholarship funding. CFHI is committed to working globally and addressing inequities. In line with this global lens, it is our policy to actively seek a diverse pool of candidates from a variety of backgrounds who are committed to the mission and vision of CFHI.

$500-$1000

Deadlines:
For those wanting to participate in a CFHI Global Health Education program from August-December, the application submission deadline is June 17. Scholarship recipients will be notified by July 17. For participants aiming to go on a program between January-April, the application submission deadline is November 12. Scholarship recipients will be notified by December 10.

Guidelines/Requirements:
CFHI is committed to working globally and addressing inequities. In line with this global lens, it is the policy of CFHI to actively seek a diverse pool of candidates from a variety of backgrounds who are committed to the mission and vision of CFHI. Scholarships will be given to students who demonstrate a commitment to their communities as well as financial need and an interest in exchanging ideas and sharing experiences with people in Bolivia, Ecuador, India, Mexico and South Africa. Priority will be given to people of ethnicities under-represented in CFHI programs, as well as those who have had limited opportunity to travel abroad. All interested in attending a CFHI program during the specified program months/year and who are financially able to pay the remaining program fees along with their own airfare are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those who apply for scholarship consideration as well as submit an application to a CFHI program online. Scholarship applicants wishing to attend any CFHI program in Latin America (Mexico, Bolivia, Ecuador) must meet the language eligibility requirements listed for that program. Recipients of CFHI scholarships will be required to pay their own airfare, the balance of their CFHI program fees, and any personal expenses as outlined on the program description pages. Recipients must keep a clinical and cultural immersion journal to be used as part of their scholarship report submitted at the end of their program. They must take photographs while abroad that may be used on the CFHI website and in CFHI publications and materials. Recipients may also be required to write an article about their experience for CFHI newsletters or other publications. They must also be willing to report their perspective on diversity in the host country with particular focus in medical and social contexts. CFHI will ask recipients to act as Campus Representatives or Alumni Ambassadors for prospective CFHI participants, and may be asked to attend study abroad fairs in their local area.

Videos

Social Media