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  • Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2024 11/01/2023
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Rolling Admission 02/21/2024 06/04/2024
Fall 2024 04/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2025 11/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Bumpers College: Madison Barnes, College of Architecture & Design: Brian Poepsel, College of Education & Health Professions: Madison Barnes, College of Engineering: Madison Barnes, Fulbright College: Katie Sabo, Walton College: Kat Stoddard Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Credit Hours Available: Between 12-18 Credit Hours Area of Study: American Studies, Anthropology, Architecture, Community Health Promotion, Education, Gender Studies, Health Science, Humanities, International Relations, Latin Amer. and Latino Studies, Political Science, Public Policy, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish
Program Duration: Semester Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Language Courses Offered: Yes Language of Instruction: Spanish
Open to non-U of A students?: No Open to Graduate Students?: No
Click here for a definition of this term Automatic Discounts: $1,500/semester, $1,500/summer Housing Options: Homestay, Hotel/Hostel
COVID-19 Vaccination: Vendor requires (SIT); https://studyabroad.uark.edu/pandemic-studyabroad/
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.  

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