Buenos Aires, Argentina

Summer Community Public Health

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Information for term Summer Community Public Health

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Dates: May 19 – Jul 13, 2019 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 10 semester hours / 15 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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If you’re eager to learn more about the challenges of public health in Latin America and have a flair for Spanish language, Buenos Aires is the place for you next summer. Whether you're chosen field is biology, medicine, nursing, education, or political science, you’ll gain international perspective and experience, and come home with noticeably stronger Spanish skills.

Unique Experiences

  • Learn from Latin American public health experts

    and university researchers, with specially designed interdisciplinary courses.

  • Get immersed in local public health

    and additional perspective with field work beyond Buenos Aires or in Uruguay.

  • Benefit from a unique, collaborative approach

    that brings public health specialists and Spanish language instructors together to prepare for and teach classes.

  • plays performed every weekend

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  • time each year, museums have free admission during La Noche de los Museos

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  • bookstores

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Location & Culture

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Stately architecture and a steady influx of European immigrants earned Buenos Aires the nickname, the Paris of South America. Founded in 1536, this surprisingly navigable metropolis reveals influence of Europe and the Middle East in architecture and café life. A vibrant port city, Buenos Aires is also the world’s leading Spanish language publishing center. With a population of 13 million, it has the cultural intrigue found only in cities of this size and prestige.

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • See how Argentines live in rural areas with day or overnight excursions.
  • Unwind Buenos Aires style at a festival or soccer game.
  • Experience culture in motion with dance and theater performances.

PROJECTS

Volunteering. Share your time, and see another slice of Argentine life up close as you help promote social policy, human rights, community building, and health.

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Homestays:  Students live with host families for maximum immersion in Argentine culture, both in Buenos Aires and during field placements.

  • MEALS

    Hosts provides two meals day. Students can prepare other meals at home or eat in restaurants and cafés.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE Global Institute

    Buenos Aires

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    Getting Around

    Students walk and use the public transportation system to get around the city.

What People are Saying

  • The relationships developed with my fellow students, professors and host families. As well as the personal excursions that we took during our free time.

    Nicholas, University of Missouri, Summer 16

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What you need to know

The program details

This intensive program focuses on social determinants of health, community health care, and public policies, and examines the challenges and successes of Latin American public health. Specially-designed courses are taught by professors at the  CIEE Global Institute in Buenos Aires, with a team-teaching approach.

Instructors have teaching and/or research experience in different areas of public health and bring extensive practical experience in epidemiology, qualitative and quantitative research methods, pediatric health, gender, social and health public policy, rights and health, bioethics, and health promotion.

Students are assigned to one of three locations for a fieldwork component:

  • Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza Province (15 hours from Buenos Aires on the Chilean border). Focus: Inter-governmental department cooperation and health care delivery.
  • Universidad Nacional de Entre Rios, Entre Rios Province (2 hours from Buenos Aires). Focus: Health care delivery in rural regions.
  • Instituto Interamericano sobre Discapacidad y Desarrollo Inclusivo, Montevideo, Uruguay (30-minute flight, 3-hour boat ride). Focus: Youth health and inclusive approaches for people with disabilities.

 

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    Students take CIEE classes with CIEE students only.

  • GRADING

    Students are graded on the basis of quizzes, exams, papers, fieldwork observations, projects.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    During field work, there is a tutor at each site, trained to monitor and advise students in academic and field work.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.

  • PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    4 semesters of college-level Spanish (or equivalent). College-level coursework in public health and in Latin American history or politics is recommended

Curriculum

Program Credit

  • Total credit: 10 semester/15 quarter credits
  • Required Courses:
    • Advanced Spanish Conversation and Grammar: 45 contact hours, 3 semester/4.5 quarter credits
    • Community Health Practicum: 45 contact hours, 3 semester/4.5 quarter credits
    • Pre-Professional Healthcare Issues: 60 contact hours, 4 semester/6 quarter credits

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

Last year, we awarded more than 1,000 scholarships per term for a total of $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • McDermott Health Sciences, Nursing, and Public Health Merit Scholarships
  • Stohl International Undergraduate Research Scholarships
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

YOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Most meals
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Orientation – an introduction to Argentine culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

No Hidden Fees

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Summer 2019 8 weeks Apr 1, 2019 May 19, 2019 Jul 13, 2019
$8,250
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $5,723 **

Housing = $2,060 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $8,250

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $625

International Airfare = $1,300

Local Transportation = $150

Books & Supplies = $100

Local government registration/entrance fees = $160

Personal expenses = $1,000

Total Estimated Costs = $3,335

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes two meals per day

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

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