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SIT Study Abroad Argentina: Public Health in Urban Environments
Buenos Aires, Argentina (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
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Restrictions: Luther applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Lang. of Instruction: Spanish Minimum GPA: 2.5
Class Standing: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior Housing: Homestay, Hostel
Program Type: Off-Campus Study Areas of Study: Anthropology, Culture, Education, Gender Studies, Government, Health & Human Services, Health Science, Human Rights, International Studies, Internships, Latin American Studies, Liberal Arts, Minority Studies, Political Science, Politics, Pre-Health, Public Health, Social Policy & Administration, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Urban Studies, Women's Studies
Program Description:
SIT Study Abroad Argentina: Public Health in Urban Environments

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

Program Highlights

  • Study in Buenos Aires, home to renowned health institutions and highly engaged professionals working on health policy, research, delivery, and advocacy.
  • Examine significant social and economic disparities in health.
  • Benefit from SIT’s close partnership with ISALUD, the nation’s top health university.
  • Learn Spanish with a focus on public health.
  • Use your new research skills to conduct a final Independent Study Project or enhance your skills with an internship.
  • Work side by side with Red Cross volunteers on a community project in Tucumán, one of poorest provinces in the country.
Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.
 

Internships

  • During an internship on this program you will join the work of a local organization to gain on-the-job experience that applies to your career. SIT internships are hands on and reflective, offering opportunities to integrate what you’ve learned while performing service in a professional field. In addition to completing the internship, you will submit a paper processing your learning experience on the job and analyzing an issue important to the organization you worked with and/or you will write a report of a concrete project you were assigned by the organization.
Internship in Buenos Aires, Tucuman, or Mendoza provinces
  • Internships may be completed with a social organization, research center, health community center, or hospital service. Institutions that host SIT interns are part of the extensive institutional network of this program, which includes prestigious public health organizations. You will complete work assigned by the organization and/or shadow the work of professionals within the organization. A person from their staff will be designated to make sure your experience is relevant to you, and to give you the training and advice you need to perform your duties.
  • Internship placements and topics may include the following:*
  • Working in different community projects with Red Cross in Tucumán province
  • Collaborating with health programs teams at primary healthcare centers in Buenos Aires; San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán; and Maipú, Mendoza
  • Assisting the work of different hospital services at public hospitals in Buenos Aires, Mendoza, and Tucumán province
  • Working in health promotion and directing educational and recreational activities at daycare centers for elders in Buenos Aires
  • Supporting social organizations promoting access to social and health rights in Buenos Aires and the surrounding area
  • Supporting families with hospitalized children
*Topics and placements may vary according to the availability of each institution.
 

Key Topics of Study

  • Present-day factors prompting migration from Africa
  • The vibrancy and entrepreneurial nature of many African diaspora communities, particularly those living in the US, and Italy
  • Religion and West African Islam, Islamic banking, remittances, contemporary forms of racism, issues of human rights
  • The contemporary African migrant experience and the economic vitality of African diaspora communities, using the Senegalese Murid brotherhood as the primary case study.

Money Matters

Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor.  
SIT tuition and room and board fees include the following:
  • All educational costs, including educational excursions
  • All accommodations and meals for the full program duration
  • Transportation to and from the airport, and on all educational excursions
  • Health and accident insurance
Scholarships:
  • SIT awards nearly $1.6 million in scholarships and grants annually.
  • All scholarships and grants are need-based.
  • Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.  
  • The SIT Pell Grant Match provides matching grants to all students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding when it is applied to an SIT Study Abroad semester program. 
  • Contact the financial aid and/or study abroad office(s) at your college or university to learn if your school’s scholarships and grants and federal and state aid programs can be applied to an SIT Study Abroad program.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 01-MAR-2018 31-MAR-2018 29-AUG-2018 11-DEC-2018
Spring 2019 01-MAR-2018 31-MAR-2018 TBA TBA