OverviewClick to Open
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. 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 Global Institute – Buenos Aires and complemented with co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.
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 weekend300
time each year, museums have free admission during La Noche de los Museos1
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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.
EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
- See how Argentines live in rural areas with daylong excursions
- Experience culture with personalized guided tours to iconic sites
- Enjoy dance, theater performances and festivals
- Meet new people in group activities
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 LifeClick to Open
Homestays: Students live with host families for maximum immersion in Argentine culture, both in Buenos Aires and during field placements.
Housing includes two meals per day: breakfast and either lunch or dinner. Students are responsible for the other meals. Host families and students will decide meals together.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Where You'll Study
CIEE Global Institute
Students walk and use the public transportation system to get around the city.
AcademicsClick to Open
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 Grammar, Community Health Practicum, and Pre-Professional Healthcare Issues.
Students are assigned to a field work in coordination with Academic Director and Program Coordinator based upon their primary public health area of interest and availability.
CIEE Global Institute – 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.
4 semesters of college-level Spanish (or equivalent).
College-level coursework in public health and in Latin American history or politics is recommended
All students take three courses including one Spanish language course and two CIEE courses taught in Spanish.
Total credit: 10 U.S. semester/15 quarter credits per session
- 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
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 academic and fieldwork will accompany the students.
Courses are taught in Spanish by CIEE faculty at the CIEE Global Institute 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 excursions. 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.
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.
Language of Instruction
CoursesClick to Open
Students are assigned to one of three locations for a fieldwork component.
Summer 2021 CoursesClick to Open
Summer 2021 course offerings and syllabi will available late fall.
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.
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Scholarships & Grants
CIEE offers more than $8 million in 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:
- 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.See more scholarship info
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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.
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