SIT Study Abroad: Argentina - Public Health in Urban Environments

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Examine urban epidemiology and the challenges and inequities in public health policy in Buenos Aires.More than 30 percent of Argentina’s population lives in greater Buenos Aires. Living here, you’ll see marked contrasts of wealth and poverty and r... read more

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I learned to be confident in navigating throughout a city on my own. I learned to be more confident in my spanish speaking skills. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I greatly improved my Spanish, and with the public health courses/activities my passion and future career goals were reaffirmed. I also learned a lot about myself living alone in a new city, as well as about relationships between friends, family at home, and my host family. - Rice University View Entire Review
I think living in a new country for a period of time is without a doubt a worthwhile experience as it forces you out of your comfort zone and forces you to interact and meet new people and new lifestyles. For me this is so important as you gain a bigger understanding into the diversity that exists in the world, which is somethin... - Gettysburg College View Entire Review
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I gained a lot of experience within the profession I want to pursue, but also within the culture of Argentina. This has really made me want to explore other countries and get to know them as well. - Denison University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about living in a big city, as well as improved my Spanish significantly. I believe that the program was worthwhile - DePauw University View Entire Review
I learned how to navigate daily life in Spanish and how to adapt to another culture. I also learned a lot about health systems (since I had not studied public health before) and how to talk about them comparatively and evaluate them. - Tulane University View Entire Review
This was a great program to improve my Spanish, learn about public health, and explore Argentina. - Bowdoin College View Entire Review
Language fluency, appreciation for other cultures, perspective on the United States in terms of world relations - Occidental College View Entire Review
I gained knowledge in research skills, improved my Spanish and grew my understanding of the local culture. It was very worthwhile. - University of Iowa View Entire Review
Prior to the program I didn't have any knowledge of public health (I'm a Biology major), but by the end of it I felt like I had a decent grasp on the field of Public Health and I could have an intelligent conversation with someone about the healthcare system in Argentina and talk about all its pros and cons. - Franklin & Marshall College View Entire Review
Yes, I greatly improved my speaking skills and I loved the ISP project. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I gained fluency in Spanish, I learned so much about the Argentinian healthcare system, especially the value of primary care. I was able to intimately experience another culture. Very worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
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I learned to be a lot more responsible and individual. It was absolutely worthwhile - Tulane University View Entire Review
In addition to the tangible class knowledge, living and figuring out a city on my own proved to be a great learning experience. Budgeting, figuring out public transit, and exploring a new place is a form of learning on its own. - Duke University View Entire Review
I would recommend this program because I loved how intimacy and specificity of the program. The small group was great because we were able to all get to know one another really well and the program staff were able to be attentive to our unique needs. The small program also allowed us to go on many excursions and visits that woul... - Claremont McKenna College View Entire Review
SIT’s Public Health in Urban Environments Program was an incredible experience. Thanks to its emphasis on immersion, my Spanish improved dramatically. Their well-planned travel trips helped me see various, authentic sides of Argentina from public schools in rural areas to the Minister of Health in Buenos Aires. The staff were in... - Claremont McKenna College View Entire Review
I learned so much Spanish, a lot about navigating big cities, and developed a lot of personal confidence. - Scripps College View Entire Review
Yes, i learned to research a countries key indicators of a lot of things before going. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
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I learned so much Spanish, a great amount about Argentina's health system, and lots about Argentine and Latin American culture. It was extremely worthwhile. - George Mason University View Entire Review
Past Review Life Changing!
I gained perspective, inspiration, practical public health knowledge, experience interning abroad, international family and friends, and more. It was absolutely worthwhile. - Spelman College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about going with the flow. It was hard as a bit of a control freak to come to the terms with the fact that most everything was not going to be 100% on my terms and that there was going to be some form of compromise involved. The friendships I made with fellow students on my program, laughing at these uncontrollab... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned so much. Not only about myself but also about the Argentine healthcare system. I improved my Spanish immensely through classes and speaking with my host mom and other Argentinians. I also made lifelong friends! - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: Argentina - Public Health in Urban Environments
I learned that it's ok to be outside of your comfort zone because you'll always find your way around with the right people to help you! - Wesleyan University View Entire Review
-my Spanish language skills improved -I took all my courses in Spanish -conducted field research in Spanish -traveled throughout Argentina and Uruguay -immersed myself in the culture of Argentina. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Not only did I learn about myself, I was able to learn how to stick up for myself (in Spanish) in difficult situations. The director and advisors of the program want you to feel like you have no control over the circumstances you are in if you do not agree with the way they are running things. It is important that as hardworking... - Westminster College, UT View Entire Review

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Examine urban epidemiology and the challenges and inequities in public health policy in Buenos Aires.

More than 30 percent of Argentina’s population lives in greater Buenos Aires. Living here, you’ll see marked contrasts of wealth and poverty and related disparities in health. You’ll benefit from SIT’s close partnership with ISALUD, the nation’s top health university and think tank. You’ll also have access to senior public officials and other health professionals and advocates.


Excursions will provide opportunities to compare health services and systems in different areas. In Buenos Aires, you will explore how health systems organize by dialoguing with people and experts and visiting various services from small community centers to the country’s largest and most complex pediatric hospital. In Mendoza, you will learn about using primary healthcare to improve access to health services. In Tucumán, one of the country’s most impoverished provinces, you will learn about the role of civil society in promoting health. By volunteering with a Red Cross community project, you will experience how NGOs work together with governmental institutions to improve community health and living conditions.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literature
  • Health Professions
  • Health Sciences General
  • Public Health
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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SIT Study Abroad is committed to increasing access to international education and to ensuring you have the information you need to successfully access funding for your study abroad program with us. SIT has awarded an average of over $1.3 million in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students in the past three years. We encourage all qualified students to apply for our need-based scholarships. SIT scholarships are not available for online courses or virtual internships. Your scholarship application is created when you select your interest in SIT need-based scholarships when asked in the drop-down section of your SIT Study Abroad program application. Your application is then reviewed separately, on a rolling basis, when complete. For a list of available scholarships and grants, click here.

$500 - $5000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application. After ticking the scholarship box in the program application, please complete the following steps: 1) Once your scholarship application is started, you will be asked to provide SIT with the name and email address of a financial aid counselor at your home institution, or the general email address of your financial aid office. This is very important as it allows SIT to consider any financial aid that may be available from your home institution when reviewing your scholarship application. 2) Add SIT’s school code (008860) to your FAFSA form. 3) Your scholarship application is complete and ready for review when SIT has your FAFSA and the financial aid information from your home institution. Confirm receipt of all required financial aid information with the SIT Study Abroad Scholarship Office (studyabroad.scholarships@sit.edu or 802.258.3503). 4) If you do not receive an award decision notification from SIT before the billing due date, please know that your scholarship application was not complete.

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