Plus3 Nursing

Plus3 is your first chance to study abroad at Pitt. This two-week, three-credit interdisciplinary experience is a partnership between the School of Nursing and Pitt Business. Your travels to Buenos Aires, Argentina will give you a firsthand glimpse of globalization through industry-specific company tours, Q&A sessions with executives, and academic lectures that provide cultural and political perspective.

Argentina: Healthcare Management
This program will provide you with first-hand knowledge of the impacts of globalization on healthcare in a middle-income country. You will focus first on understanding major themes in global healthcare, such as global burden of disease, determinants of health, food security, and health and economic inequality. Background on Argentina's history and politics with provide you with a foundation to use during your site visits within the healthcare industry and Q&A sessions with industry stakeholders. By the end of this you will have an understanding of the mechanisms of delivering, financing, and managing healthcare in Argentina. 

  • Site visits may include: Universidad Austral, Hospital Universitario Austral, a healthcare related NGO, and both public and private hospitals
  • Cultural activities may include: Hop-on hop-off tour of Buenos Aires, a tango show, visit to an Estancia, Plaza de Mayo, and ESMA museum.
  • Locations will include Buenos Aires

 
Student Blogs
Want to learn more? Check out the Pitt Plus3 Argentina blog for past participant experiences.

Explore the vibrant culture of this energetic port city, the gateway to Argentina and home to people from all over the world, from Europe to Latin America. Learn to tango like the locals, appreciate Latin American art at the MALBA, cheer on the soccer team, and navigate the cobblestone pedestrian streets in search of the perfect cafe. Discover what the city has to offer, from each unique neighborhood to the thriving business culture of Buenos Aires.

Where You'll Live

Students will be housed in shared, furnished apartments within the city of Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires. This area is close to major attractions of the city and near many shops, banks, restaurants, and more. Each apartment will be equipped with cable TV, air conditioning, internet connection (wireless included), and safety box and weekly cleaning services.  Additionally, each apartment has a kitchen, living space, and shared bathroom.

What You'll Study

You will receive three academic-credits for Plus3. For School of Nursing students, you should check with your department advisors for confirmation on what Plus3 could fulfill towards your degree.

Plus3 Academics
Plus3 is a 3-part program that occurs during the spring term with international travel the first two-weeks in May.

  • Pre-Departure Orientations and Workshops – Three-five cohort meetings with your faculty leader and program assistant in the spring term will help to prepare you for your time abroad.
  • Field Study – Company visits, guest lectures lectures, and a reflection blog comprise the academic portion of your two weeks in-country.
  • Post-Program Project – You will complete a project (details determined by the faculty member) that acts as a summary for your experience. 

 

Plus 3 Program in Argentina (BUSSPP0045)

Each site has a designated faculty member and program assistant that will lead workshops, oversee academics and logistics, and travel with you in-country. The facutly member and program assistants for 2020 are:
 
Faculty Member: Dr. Grant R. Martsolf
Dr. Martsolf is a professor in the School of Nursing and a Policy Researcher at the RAND Corporation. He is a health services researcher and public policy expert. His research  and teaching focuses on a wide variety of healthcare policy issues. He has many years working in international healthcare settings particularly in Haiti and Iraq. For more information on Dr. Martsolf, please visit his bio.
Program Assistant: Program Assistant Information Coming Soon! 
 

Your Pitt Study Abroad Contacts

Rick Moslen

Hola! I’m Rick, and I’m an International Programs Manager at Pitt Business. I have managed study abroad programming and advised & taught international students for almost seven years. My interest in all things international began as an undergrad and since then I’ve explored over 25 countries and have experienced things like presenting on a panel at a music festival in Spain, studying traditional dance music in Peru, getting chased by monkeys in Malaysia (not recommended), hiking to the top of Table Mountain in South Africa, and much more. In my free time I’m a musician and a DJ, a freelance writer, and a proud dog dad. Fun fact: I love turbulence on planes (it’s like getting rocked to sleep).

I’m excited to work with students to plan life-changing international experiences! Feel free to contact me at rickmoslen@business.pitt.edu or 412-383-5476.

 

Your In-Country Contacts

Dr. Grant R. Martsolf

Dr. Martsolf is a professor in the School of Nursing and a Policy Researcher at the RAND Corporation. He is a health services researcher and public policy expert. His research  and teaching focuses on a wide variety of healthcare policy issues. He has many years working in international healthcare settings particularly in Haiti and Iraq. For more information on Dr. Martsolf, please visit his bio.

 

Items Billed by Pitt

Program Fee & Tuition $4,800 $5,000
Study Abroad Fee $300 $300
Total Billed by Pitt $5,100 $5,300

Estimated Additional Out-of-Pocket Costs

Additional Spending Money ~$300-$500

 

What's Included
  • Lodging for orientation in Pittsburgh and time abroad
  • Tuition for three credits
  • Round-trip international airfare*
  • In-country transportation
  • Excursions
  • Most meals
  • Visa (where applicable)
  • International Health Insurance

While your program fee will cover most of your expenses, keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Study Abroad Fee ($300)
  • Additional spending money (~$300-$500)**

*Students who choose a return destination other than Pittsburgh will be charged the flight fee difference.
**Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad. Visit our budgeting page for more information.
 

Scholarships 

For scholarship opportunities, be sure to check out the Pitt Study Abroad page.  

 

What Else You Need to Know

 
Admission Requirements: 

  • First year, first semester students from the School of Nursing and Pitt Business  
  • Must have applied for a passport or already hold a valid passport by the application deadline. A valid passport means that it will not expire prior to the 6 month mark post program.  Need to apply? We suggest you apply during Thanksgiving break or apply in Pittsburgh by reviewing the instructions here.
  • Must have a clean judicial record
  • Minimum of a 2.75 GPA at the end of the first semester

 
Passports
If you don't have a passport or need to renew yours, get started right away. Applications will not be accepted without a passport that is valid at least six months past the program end date.

  • You can apply at the Allegheny County of Dept. of Court Records
    City County Building
    414 Grant Street
    Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 4pm, Wednesdays until 7pm. 
    Application: www.us-passport-service-guide.com
  • ​​​Check out our helpful Passport Guide for more information.

 
Admission Requirements: 

  • First year, first semester students from the Swanson School of Engineering and Pitt Business  
  • Must have applied for a passport or already hold a valid passport by the application deadline. A valid passport means that it will not expire prior to the 6 month mark post program.  Need to apply? We suggest you apply during Thanksgiving break or apply in Pittsburgh by reviewing the instructions here.
  • Must have a clean judicial record
  • Minimum of a 2.75 GPA at the end of the first semester