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SIT Study Abroad Argentina: Public Health in Urban Environments

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Terms offered: 
Fall
Spring
Program Type: 
Credit Type: 
Minimum GPA: 
2.5
EA Advisor: 
Language of Instruction: 
Spanish

Latin America study abroadSIT 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.

Contact SIT Study Abroad

 
 
 

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 MattersBe 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 insuranceScholarships:
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.

Contact SIT Study Abroad

Visit our website: studyabroad.sit.edu
Request more information or email us: studyabroad@sit.edu
Call an admission counselor: 888-272-7881
Contact a former student.
Apply to SIT. 
 
 

To apply to this program, you must complete two main steps:

  1. Submit a UMD approval application - start by clicking “apply now” at the top of this page. This application allows UMD Education Abroad to approve your study abroad program selection so you may earn credit in a program outside of UMD.
    This application will require you to meet with your EA advisor, who will communicate important details related to participating in this program. If you do not complete this application by the stated deadline, you may not receive credit for your study abroad program and will lose your student status for the time you are not studying at UMD.
  2. Apply directly to the program provider. After receiving UMD approval, you should submit the program application directly to the program sponsor by their deadline. Your program sponsor will determine your official acceptance to a program. You must adhere to the provider's timeline, eligibility standards, and application requirements.

After being accepted to your program, your EA advisor will guide you through the course pre-approval process where you will determine which credits you will fulfill abroad.

UMD partners with SIT to offer affiliate program options to UMD students across the globe. You will maintain your UMD student status while abroad and you will work directly with SIT program staff as a participant on their program. Your EA advisor will assist you with this process and can answer questions you may have about the application process.

Academics on an SIT program
All SIT courses are considered for transfer credit. However, UMD cannot yet approve transfer credit for SIT’s ISP or internship courses.

Costs & Billing for an SIT program
The affiliate program costs apply to this program.  Once accepted into a program by SIT, you will pay a $400 deposit to SIT directly to confirm your participation. The remaining SIT fees, including housing, will be billed directly to your UMD student account. You will be able to apply any financial aid you receive from UMD towards these charges. 

All UMD students studying abroad with SIT are automatically eligible for the $1,500 Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) scholarship. Please see below for additional information about scholarship opportunities.

Scholarships
Scholarships for this program are available through the UMD Education Abroad Fund and for up to a maximum of $6,000 in SIT Scholarships & Grants, including need-based awards, and automatic SIT scholarships and awards for UMD students.

  • *Guaranteed* $1,500 SIT-UMD scholarship - no application needed. Scholarship will reflect as a discount on the program fee charged to your UMD account. 
  • SIT Pell Grant Match Award- For students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding for the term of study abroad with SIT, SIT will match this funding amount dollar for dollar and apply this as a discount to your program fee. You must complete the scholarship/financial aid portion of the SIT program application to receive this award. For more information, review the SIT scholarships and financial aid web page.
  • $3,000 SIT-UMD scholarships - must submit the UMD Education Abroad Fund form in your program application in MyEA.
    • Applies to non-Europe semester-length programs only.
    • Students must have a completed FAFSA on file.
    • Awards based on financial need. Preference given to students traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, specifically first generation college students and minorities.
  • Additional SIT scholarships - students with unmet financial need can be considered for additional SIT scholarships.  You must complete the scholarship/financial aid portion of the SIT program application to receive this award. For more information, review the SIT scholarships and financial aid web page
Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Fall 2018 03/15/2018 01/01/2018 08/28/2018 12/10/2018
Dates reflect information that is available on the program sponsor website. Please confirm with program sponsor/host university before making your travel plans.
Spring 2019 10/15/2018 06/01/2018