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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Independent Study (Spring Break 2015)

Buenos Aires Macro

Program Summary:

  • Dates of Courses: March 14 - 21, 2015 (Spring Break)
  • Housing: Double- and single-occupancy studio apartments to be arranged by staff
  • Total Credits: 3 credits per course
  • Available for: Graduate Master's, Undergraduate, and Continuing Education (Social Work, Public Health, Education, Psychology). * Spanish language not required but preferred.

Through this 3-credit independent study working on community based participatory research in Buenos Aires, Argentina, students will have the opportunity to gain direct experience working in poverty impacted communities collecting and analyzing local programs and services.  Students will have the opportunity to collaborate with key stakeholders to design and implement evaluation services for programs initiated by local service-based organizations and gain direct experience working in community based sites to gather information and expand programs and services. No more than 8 students will be accepted.  This opportunity is available to 2nd year students only.  Priority consideration will be given to students enrolled in GLO.

Program Faculty:

  • Program Director: Mary McKay, PhD, Professor and Director of McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research
  • Instructor: Gisselle Pardo, LCSW, MPH, Senior Research Coordinator,  McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research
  • Instructor: Micaela Mercado, PhD, Data Analytics Officer, Research Associate

Program Costs:

  • Tuition and Fees: Graduate tuition: $3,939 (estimated) for 3 graduate credits, paid to the Bursar.  Undergraduate tuition and fees: $4,190 (estimate) for 3 undergraduate credits, paid to the Bursar. Continuing Education non-credit participants pay 2/3 graduate tuition of $2,232, paid to the office of Global and Lifelong Learning.
  • Insurance: $17.34: $6 in-country insurance and $11.34/week abroad with enrollment in HTH insurance is required for all students traveling outside of the United States for an NYU course.  The Office of Global and Lifelong Learning will enroll all students in HTH insurance.
  • Estimated Housing: Double-occupancy: $381.50 (cost based on $54.50/night for double occupancy apartment for 7 nights, includes breakfast).  Single-occupancy: $763.00 (cost based on $109/night for studio apartment for 7 nights, includes breakfast).  All housing to be arranged by program staff.  Students may also look for their own housing arrangements, which must be approved by program staff.
  • Estimated Airfare to Buenos Aires: $1,200 (plus $140 entry mandatory tax, valid 10 years), subject to booking date.
  • Meals: Breakfast included in accommodation price; students responsible for paying for all their other meals on their own.
  • Excursions: Group cultural activities will be scheduled within Argentina. All activities will be an additional fee payable in Buenos Aires. Estimated cost will be available Spring 2014.
  • All personal expenses are additional.

Independent Study Application Process

The application for this program is now closed.


For General Inquiries Contact

Stephanie Kaplan
Conference Coordinator, Office of Global and Lifelong Learning

Eileen Wolkstein, PhD
Director, Office Global and Lifelong Learning

For Course Content Inquiries Contact

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