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  • Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Restrictions: Longwood applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: Spanish Class Status: 2 - Sophomore, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior
Program Type: Field study, Study abroad Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing: Homestay, Hotel Academic Partner: School for International Training (SIT)
Program Description:

 

SIT Study Abroad Argentina: Public Health in Urban Environments

NOTE: SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, SIT may have to modify programs.

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

WHY STUDY PUBLIC HEALTH IN ARGENTINA?

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’ll visit Garrahan Hospital,  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
 
You will also develop Spanish language skills related to public health issues and practice through daily interactions with lecturers, healthcare practitioners, and host families.

Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program highlights and details of coursework, educational excursions, and housing.

KEY TOPICS

  • Health system organization
  • The political process of defining a public health agenda
  • Social determinants of health
  • Intercultural barriers to quality care
  • Chronic disease in urban environments
  • Health needs specific to urban environments

MONEY MATTERS

SIT is an all-inclusively priced study abroad program – including academics costs, excursions, accommodations and meals, airport transfers, and health insurance. Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor and read the website for more specific information.  

SCHOLARSHIPS

CONTACT SIT STUDY ABROAD



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 09/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2025 02/15/2025 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.