Summer Community Public Health
LEARN FROM LATIN AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS
and university researchers through specially designed interdisciplinary courses.
GET IMMERSED IN LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH
and gain an additional perspective through fieldwork.
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
TIME EACH YEAR, MUSEUMS HAVE FREE ADMISSION DURING “LA NOCHE DE LOS MUSEOS”
BOOKSTORES (THE LARGEST PER CAPITA IN THE WORLD)
Founded in 1536, this surprisingly navigable metropolis reveals the influence of Europe and the Middle East in architecture and the steady influx of European immigrants earned Buenos Aires the nickname of the Paris of South America. A vibrant port city, Buenos Aires is also the world’s leading Spanish language publishing center. With a population of 13 million, it offers 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.
EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
Excursions and activities may include:
- Enjoy traditional Argentinian food, and learn the tango and folk dances.
- Join a group that shares your interest – art, sports, culture, community – and connect with Argentine students. You can also join weekly café gatherings to compare school, idioms, and more with Argentine peers while you practice Spanish.
- Enjoy the city like a local by attending festivals, experiencing the passion for soccer, live music, and more.
- Visit museums, art galleries, and cultural centers such as Museo de Bellas Artes, Museo de Arte Decorativo, Museo de Arte Moderno, Centro Cultural Recoleta, and others.
- Get to know the different neighborhoods discovering their history, peculiarities and enjoying their food Explore the Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur and see more than 250 bird species and a wide variety of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and butterflies.
- Take a day trip to explore the city surroundings, enjoy a gaucho day, or visit Colonia in Uruguay.
Volunteering. Share your time and see another slice of Argentine life up close. Options include organizations that work in social policy, community building, and public health.
One of the first experiences students immerse themselves in when they arrive in Buenos Aires is the food. Some are pleasantly surprised, others find it a little more difficult to adapt. However, one thing that no one fails to do is to try everything: sweet, savory, on foot, in a long after-dinner conversation. Food is a central part of Argentine culture. And if we talk about sweets, the famous alfajor is a must. Now, when newcomers ask us what is an alafajor? The answer is not so easy.
What People are Saying
"Everything was very well planned and beneficial to the experience as a whole."
Zoe H., University of Iowa
HOUSING & MEALS
Homestay: experience real, day-to-day life in Buenos Aires by living with a typical Argentine host, such as families with young children, single professionals, young couples with no children, and older couples whose children visit but do not live at home. The typical commute between homestays and CIEE Buenos Aires can range from a 20-minute walk to a 30- to 40-minute public transportation ride. Homestays include a weekly laundry service.
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 it at home or eating in one of the many restaurants and cafés throughout the city.
This intensive eight-week program focuses on community healthcare, public policies, and the challenges and successes of a developing country within the context of the Latin American public health system. All students are required to take: Advanced Spanish Conversation and Grammar, Community Health Practicum, and Pre-Professional Healthcare Issues.
Students are assigned field work in coordination with CIEE Staff based upon their primary public health area of interest and availability.
CIEE Buenos Aires is in one of the most vibrant and student-and offers easy access to some of the city’s loveliest parks, restaurants, cafés, and shops. Instructors have teaching and 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 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 & 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
- MSI Grant
- CIEE Stem Scholarship
To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application.
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.
Fees & Housing
|Program Summer 2024 8 weeks||Start Date||End Date||Fees & Housing $8,450|
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.
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Excursions and/or Study Tours
CIEE iNext travel protection
24/7 emergency on-site support
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