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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July 15, 2024 Awesome Program!!
This is an excellent program if you are passionate about public health topics and are looking to improve your Spanish. It is language intensive and can be intimidating at first, the academics are intense, especially if you are not confident with your Spanish skills, but the professors are patient and understanding and will accom... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
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
June 28, 2023 Amazing Time Abroad
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
I learned a lot about social work and the structure of the healthcare system in Argentina. - Bates College 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
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: Argentina - Public Health in Urban Environments
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

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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 Scholarships

Students who are Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) Scholars will receive a $2,000 award for SIT Study Abroad semester or summer programs.

$2,000

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.

To recognize and support alumni of EIL summer high school programs who also participate in SIT Study Abroad programs. $1,000 for semester programs and $500 for summer. A $400 scholarship is also available to students who indicate that they have an immediate family member who has participated in an EIL or its College Semester Abroad program.

$400 - $1,000

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.

For students enrolled at Hispanic-serving institutions, including member institutions of HACU who demonstrate financial need, SIT will award a $3,000 scholarship for participation in a semester program and $2,000 for a summer program.

$2,000 - $3,000

Deadlines:
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.

For students enrolled at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and who demonstrate financial need, SIT will award a $2,000 scholarship for participation in a semester program or $1,500 for a summer program.

$1,500 - $2,000

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.

To recognize students participating in this community service program. Upon receipt of confirmation from a student’s Bonner mentor, SIT will award $2,500 for semester programs and $1,000 for summer programs.

$1,000 - $2,500

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.

To recognize students participating in the National Security Education Program (NSEP) funded award, which focuses on study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to US interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Upon receipt of the student’s Boren confirmation letter, SIT will award a $1,000 scholarship.

$1,000

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.

For students enrolled at Big 10 Academic Alliance universities. Eligible students demonstrating financial need will receive a $1,500 scholarship for semester programs and a $750 scholarship for summer programs.

$750 - $1,500

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.

This is an automatic scholarship to recognize and support students who participate in two or more SIT Study Abroad programs, including alumni of short-term summer programs. The scholarship will be applied to a student’s second full term of study with SIT. The scholarship is $1,000 for a fall or spring semester program or $500 for a full-term, international summer program.

$500 - $1,000

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.

An average of $4,500 (amount varies) is awarded to one female student, 22 years of age or younger, who demonstrates international awareness and a desire to create a more peaceful world through international exchange. This scholarship is available for summer programs only.

$4,500

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.

These scholarships ($30,000 divided between several students annually, with an average award of $3,750 per student) are for students who wish to study in Latin America or East Africa and focus primarily on women’s reproductive health and/or other topics such as girls’ education, poverty, social justice, ecology, or regional integration. Preferred SIT East Africa programs are those based in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, or Tanzania.

$3,750

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.

This $10,000 scholarship opportunity is for one student per year. The student must demonstrate extreme financial need, attend an HBCU (or other minority-serving institution), be a first-generation college student, and have never previously traveled abroad.

$10,000

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.

SIT matches Federal Pell Grant funding up to $2,500 for semester students who use their Pell Grant to help pay the cost of their SIT program. Students utilizing their Federal Pell Grant for SIT Study Abroad summer terms receive up to a $1000 match.

$1,000 - $2,500

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.

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