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, 2023
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: May 16 – Jul 9, 2023 (8 weeks)*
  • Credit: 10 semester hours / 15 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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If you are 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.  Whether your chosen field is biology, medicine, nursing, education, or political science, you’ll gain international perspective and hands-on experience, and come home with noticeably stronger Spanish skills. Courses are taught in Spanish at CIEE Buenos Aires and complemented with co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

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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.

  • 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

    300
  • • Time Each Year, Museums Have Free Admission During “La Noche De Los Museos”

    1
  • Bookstores (The Largest Per Capita In The World)

    734

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 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.

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Buenos Aires.

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Visit sites of interest that will provide you with a broader understanding of Argentinean culture.
  • See how Argentines live in and out of the city, with day and field trips where you'll sample traditional food, and learn about dressage, gaucho traditions, and folk dancing.
  • Relax 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, community building, and health.

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Homestay: Experience real, day-to-day life in Buenos Aires by living with an Argentine host family.  Host options may be traditional or non-traditional, including families with young children, single professionals, young couples with no children, and older couples whose children visit but do not live at home.  We match as much as possible family hosts to student preferences. Each homestay has at least one person that can speak English.  The typical commute between homestays and CIEE Buenos Aires can range from a 15-minute walk to a 30-minute public transportation ride. Homestays include a weekly laundry service.
     

  • MEALS

    Local homestays include two meals per day: breakfast and either lunch or dinner.  Host families and students arrange their own meal schedules.  Students are responsible for the remaining meal, either preparing them at home or eating in one of many restaurants and cafés throughout the city.
     
    *As long as the local health and safety regulations permit, students will stay in Homestays following new CIEE Health Guidelines. In case students cannot stay in Homestays as usually done, Apartments will be arranged for students. Apartments are located in a safe residential area, close to markets, shops, restaurants, and public transportation. These are furnished for single or double occupancy and are located within walking distance from the CIEE Buenos Aires. Meals are not included in Apartment stays.

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

  • "Everything was very well planned and beneficial to the experience as a whole."

    Zoe H., University of Iowa

Academics

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Academics

This intensive eight-week program focuses on community healthcare, public policies, and the challenges and successes of Latin American public health. All students are required to take: Advanced Spanish Conversation and GrammarCommunity Health Practicum, and Pre-Professional Healthcare Issues.

Students are assigned to a field work in coordination with CIEE Staff based upon their primary public health area of interest and availability.

CIEE Buenos Aires is located in one of the most vibrant and student populated neighborhoods of the city and offers easy access to some of the city’s nicest parks, restaurants, cafés, and shops. 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.

GPA

2.5

Language Prerequisites

4 semesters of college-level Spanish (or equivalent).

Recommendations

College-level coursework in public health and in Latin American history or politics is recommended.

 

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Program Requirements

All students take three courses including one Spanish language course and two CIEE courses taught in Spanish.

Program Credit

Total credit: 10 U.S. semester/15 quarter credits per session

Course Credit

  • CIEE Spanish Language courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
  • CIEE courses: 3-4 U.S. semester/4.5-6 quarter credits; 45-60 contact hours

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

The pace of this intensive program is accelerated, and the workload is demanding.  CIEE courses follow U.S. academic culture and standards.  The class environment typically features a combination of traditional lecture and discussion with co-curricular excursions and activities.  Special focus is paid on experiential learning and outside-classroom activities.  Heavy emphasis is placed on student participation.  During field work, a tutor trained to monitor and advise students in academics and fieldwork will accompany the students.

Class Format

Courses are taught in Spanish by CIEE faculty at the CIEE Center during the first 4 weeks of the program and are for CIEE students only.  Classes are scheduled Monday-Friday.  Attendance is strictly enforced for both classes and required co-curricular activities.  Students should expect an average of two hours of preparation required for each hour in class.  Instruction is supported and augmented online by our Canvas e-learning platform.  During the assigned field courses, students will engage in the academic and social components with a special focus on practical work.

Grading

The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used.  Students’ grades are based on attendance, class participation, homework, project work, presentations, and midterm and final examinations.  Learning outcomes assessment is continuous through personal reflections, evaluation feedback, self-assessment, and requirements as set out in course syllabi.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction

Spanish

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Courses

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Course Information

Course Notes
Students are assigned practical fieldwork experience as part of the program.

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.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

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

  • Wollitzer Merit Scholarships in Area or Comparative Studies
  • 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
  • CIEE Stem Scholarship

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 & Fees

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Dates & 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.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Summer 2023 8 weeks Apr 1, 2023 May 16, 2023* Jul 9, 2023*

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

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What's Included

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What's Included

Tuition
Housing
Meals
Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Orientation
Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city
On-site Staff
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

Our Staff

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