Language Immersion
Service Learning

Embedded Spring: Global Health Practicum in Argentina - Issues and Trends of Healthcare

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Embedded Spring 2020
Mar 13, 2020
Mar 21, 2020
Dec 15, 2019
Language(s) of Instruction
Class Standing
First semester Sophomore
Rising Junior
Rising Sophomore
Second semester Sophomore

This program is only open to undergraduate students.



Program Advisor

The Program

Explore Argentina's health care system, challenges and the role of nurses.

Learn and explore Argentina’s health-care system and some of the most relevant issues facing Argentina and South America. Through a series of lectures and visits, you will come to understand fully the biological, psychological issues that shape the way healthcare is delivered.  The program will focus on access to health care, the challenges in promoting improvements in the system, and the role of nurses. 

Buenos Aires

Program Locations

Tango argentino


Buenos Aires

The capital of Argentina and largest city, located by the Rio de la Plata. It is known for its preserved Eclectic European architecture and rich cultural life.


This course is open to undergraduates across the university with faculty permission.  This 3-credit elective course with an additional one (1) study abroad credit is a guided experience in which the student will explore health care delivery in a global setting. Accompanied by a standing faculty member in the School of Nursing, students will spend a minimum of 1 week in a global setting and experience health care delivery in host country facilities such as clinics and hospitals. Depending on the setting, students may live together as a group in supervised housing and take additional culture classes.  Students will have periods for reflection on their course readings and post-conferences following their experiences working in the local community.
A typical itinerary would include a daily session on the culture and health of the host country.  Students will spend 3-4 hours daily in a clinical setting, such as a hospital or clinic, in addition to daily pre and post conference sessions. Each week ends with a seminar where students will reflect on their experiences. Weekends may include excursions to cultural sites, time with fellow students and opportunities to explore the local area. 
Global Health (705:652) elective course and Epidemiology (705:698 or a similar course) are recommended. This course is open to graduate students and senior undergraduate students in nursing or other health professions.

Housing and Meals

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All students
Program Cost $3,210
*Program cost for Nursing students only with the $1500 scholarship $1,710
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Some meals
•    Excursions
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

*Nursing students will receive a $1,500 scholarship that will be applied to their spring term bill. This will result in the program cost to be $1,710. 

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,400
Additional Meals $150
Personal Expenses $200
Total $1,750.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Faculty Leaders

Sue Willard

Suzanne Willard, PhD, APN-c, FAAN, is the inaugural associate dean of global health in the School of Nursing. She holds a PhD in educational leadership and is an advanced practice nurse specializing in the care of individuals living with HIV. She maintains a clinical practice at Zufall Health Center.

Willard has worked globally for the past 15 years, focusing on HIV programming related to the prevention of transmission of HIV from mother to child as well as quality improvement efforts.

Her work at Rutgers has focused on establishing new programming. In the global health division, she has established study abroad programs; designed educational programs related to trauma systems and long-term care for nurses from China, Latin America, and Africa; and encouraged global research efforts among the faculty and students.