Argentina Medicine and Spanish

  • Who?Groups of at least 5
  • When? Projects have flexible dates and run all year round
  • Where? Cordoba, Argentina
Volunteer Medical placements in Argentina

Group trips to Argentina offer an excellent opportunity for groups to observe the medical profession first hand, while also taking part in intensive Spanish lessons. The modern medical facilities and techniques within the hospitals here make Argentina a perfect choice for those considering studying medicine.

In the hospital, volunteers have the chance to experience all aspects of the medical profession. You will rotate through various departments and observe different medical and surgical procedures. In some cases you will be able to take part in ward rounds. Groups will also be able to attend medical lectures with local students.

Every weekday, groups will take part in two-hour interactive Spanish lessons. Your lessons are especially tailored to include medical vocabulary that you can then utilize in the rest of your working day. Teaching is also adapted to incorporate your level of Spanish whether it is basic or at a more advanced level.

You will live in an apartment or hostel while in Argentina. This experience will allow you are able to immerse yourself fully into the Argentinian life and culture. Your daily Spanish lessons will be backed up by your time with your host family where you are encouraged to develop your language skills within the home and local community.

Argentina is a beautiful country, and will provide an inspiring backdrop to your time here. On time off, your group will have the opportunity to explore the area through some organized excursions. Cordoba is a beautiful city with a mix of traditional colonial building with more modern architecture. There is a vibrant culture here with many festivals and parades that you may be lucky to experience.

 

Sample Itinerary

  • First week (Click for details)

    Day No. Weekday Time Activity
    1 Sunday Depending on Time of Arrival Arrival. A member of Projects Abroad will pick you up and take you to your accommodation.

    2

    Monday

    09:00-13:00 Induction. Office and downtown.
    13:00-14:00 Lunch.
    14:00-16:00 City Tour in a double deck tour bus in downtown Córdoba.
    16:00-17:00 Return to accommodation by bus. Around 40 minutes.
    17:00-21:00 Rest of the afternoon off. Rest and Relax.
    21:00-22:00 Dinner.

    3

    Tuesday

    07:00 Pick up at accommodation and journey to Jesus Maria.
    08:30-12:30 First day of work at Hospital Vicente Agüero.
    12:30-14:30 Journey back to accommodation for lunch.
    15:00-17:00 Spanish Class at the office.
    17:00-20:30 Visit the city center with their coordinators.
    21:30 Dinner.

    4

    Wednesday

    9:00 -12:00 Medicine workshop with Dr. Mieres at Projects Abroad’s office.
    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch at accommodation.
    15:00 - 17:00 Spanish Class at the office.
    21:00-22:00 Dinner at accommodation.

    5

    Thursday

    07:30-12:00 Work at Hospital de Niños.
    13:30-14:00 Lunch at accommodation.
    15:00-17:00 Spanish class at the office.
    18:30-20:30 Time to rest and relax.
    20:00-23:30 Social event. Tango class and dinner.

    6

    Friday

    07:00 Pick up at accommodation and journey to Cosquin.
    9:00-12:30 Work at Hospital Domingo Funes.
    12:00-13:00 Journey back to accommodation.
    13:00-14:30 Lunch at accommodation.
    15:00 - 17:00 Spanish class at the office-movie.
    20:00-22:00 Dinner.

    7

    Saturday

    9:30 at the office 10:00 leaves the bus Day trip to Alta Gracia to visit Che Guevara´s museum and other tourist sites.
    17:00 approx Back in Cordoba.
    17:00-20:30 Visit the city center with their coordinators.
    21:00-22:00 Dinner.
  • Second week (Click for details)

    Day No. Weekday Time Activity

    8

    Sunday

    9:00 at the office Visit to La Cumbrecita. Day at theme park “Peñon del Aguila” .
    10:30 Arrival in La Cumbrecita.
    10:30-13:00 Walk around area and take the train to entrance of park.

    Beginning of activities, zip lining, etc.

    13:00-14:00 Lunch at theme park.
    14:00 – 17:00 Activities at the theme park.
    18.30 approx Back in Córdoba
    21:00-22:00 Dinner.

    9

    Monday

    09:30-12:00 Outreach activities at Ricardo Nassif School.
    12:30 - 13:30 Lunch at accommodation.
    15:00-17:00 Spanish class at the office.
    20:00-22:00 Dinner at accommodation.

    10

    Tuesday

    08:00 - 12:00 Anatomy museum and dissection class.
    12:30 – 14:00 Lunch at accommodation.
    15:00-17:00 Spanish class at the office.
    18:00-20:30 Time to rest and relax
    20:30-23:00 Social event: Bowling and pizza.

    11

    Wednesday

    8:00 Pick up at the accommodation and travel to La Calera.
    9:00-12:00 Work at Dispensario de La Calera.
    12:30-13:30 Lunch at accommodation.
    15:00-17:00 Spanish class at the office.
    18:00-20:00 Time to rest and relax.
    20:00-22:00 Dinner at accommodation.

    12

    Thursday

    07:00-09:30 Pick up at accommodation and journey to Jesus Maria.
    09:30-12:30 Day of work at Hospital Vicente Agüero.
    12:30 – 14:30 Journey back and lunch.
    15:00 – 17:00 Spanish class at the office.
    17:30-20:30 Visit the city center with their coordinators.
    21:00-22:00 Dinner at accommodation.

    13

    Friday

    7:00 - Pick up at the accommodation and travel to Cosquín.
    9:00-12:30 Work at Hospital Domingo Funes.
    13:00-14:00 Lunch at accommodation.
    15:00-17:00 Spanish class at the office.
    19:00-21:00 Rest and relax.
    21:00 Farewell dinner. Barbecue.
    14 Saturday departure

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