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Argentina (Semester Program)

NYU Silver's Semester Abroad in Buenos Aires Program

Fall Semester Courses

  • Students will take the following required courses while in Buenos Aires:
  • Social Work Practice III
  • Social Work Research II
  • Human Behavior III
  • Field Instruction III
  • Elective (TBD)*
  • Several courses will be taught by local Argentine faculty and will include local guest speakers and site visits.

Frequenty Asked Questions

Do I need to be Fluent in Spanish?
Students do not need to be fluent in Spanish however at least an advance beginner level Spanish is needed.  Students with an intermediate or higher level of Spanish will have a broader range of Field Placement options. For those students who do not speak Spanish a Spanish for Social Workers Course will be offered in BA. We encourage students to use other resources to develop their Spanish language ability prior to the start of the semester. All students will be required to take a language placement test prior to the start of  the program.
Where will my field placement be while studying Buenos Aires?
The following are some examples of current field placement sites for Fall 2016, Additional placement sites are being developed.
  • ADRA Argentina (English/ Spanish) ADRA works with people in poverty and distress.
  • Centro de Vida (Fluent in Spanish only) This is a medical outpatient facility where health assessments are carried out.
  • Fundación Comisión Católica Argentina de Migraciones (English/ Spanish) Interdisciplinary services for immigrant and refugees, case management and program evaluation.
  • Fundación Grano de Mostaza (Fluent in Spanish only) Educational organization focused on ameliorating inequalities.
  • Fundación Zambrano (Spanish only) Health foundation providing free eye care and eye surgery to low-income adults and children. Placement involves a team of physicians and social workers doing case-management pre- and post-surgery and providing community health education around eye care in public and rural schools, and free eye exams and glasses to children.
  • Hogar de Niñas del Pilar (Fluent in Spanish only) Interdisciplinary team at a group Home for adolescent girls.
  • Valle Grande (English/ Spanish)
Where will my field placement be when I return in January?
Upon returning to New York students will be placed with the McSilver Institute and other McSilver partner organization.
Are there any scholarships available?
Information is forthcoming.
Where will I live while in Buenos Aires?
Students will be able to arrange for their own housing for the semester.  A list of vetted apartment rental companies will be provided.  Students have also used Airbnb. Program staff are available to provide guidance on finding housing.
How do I apply for the semester abroad in Buenos Aires?
Interested students should complete the online application available on this page.  After the application has been reviewed, you will be contacted for a brief in-person interview.  The application deadline is February 1, 2016.  The online application will be available shortly.
How many students will be accepted into the program?
20 students will be accepted for Fall 2016.
I have questions not listed here, how can I receive more information?
In early November there will be an online information session with students and faculty currently in Buenos Aires. Details to follow shortly.  You can also directly contact Gisselle Pardo, LCSW with any questions at


We regret to announce that this program will not run in Fall 2018. Please check back for updates about future offerings.

For Program Content Inquries Contact

Gisselle Pardo, LCSW, MPH
Senior Research Coordinator, McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research

For general questions contact

Stephanie Kaplan
Assistant Director, Office of Global and Lifelong Learning