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Buenos Aires

WINTER AND SUMMER 2014 COURSES

Buenos Aires Macro

Program Summary:

  • Dates of Courses:
    • Winter Term:  2 courses options, January 6 - 17, 2014
    • Summer Term: 2 course options, July 26 - August 13, 2014
  • Location: NYU Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Housing: In double occupancy studio apartments to be arranged by staff.
  • Total Credits: 3 credits per course
  • Available for: Graduate Master's, Undergraduate and Alumni (Social Work, Public Health, Education, Psychology). * Spanish language not required

Winter Term Academic Details/Program Curriculum

Macro Practice, Policy, and Social Movements from a Global Perspective with a Focus on Argentina and the United States

This course will use concepts from the disciplines of history, anthropology, political science, public health and social work to provide students with an overview of social movements both in Argentina and the United States. The course will emphasize the role of social workers in the movements and students will be able to develop an understanding of community organizing. Students will leave the course understanding how to engage in community change processes.

Cultural, Social, Clinical and Organizational Perspectives on Trauma: Argentina

This course provides students with a multi-dimensional conceptual framework to examine psychological, socio-cultural, and political trauma from global, national, local community, individual, family, and organizational perspectives. The course will focus on trauma with attention to the root causes, prevalence, consequences and evidence-informed interventions designed to ameliorate the impact of trauma on physical and mental health, substance use and community functioning.

Summer Term Academic Detail/Program Curriculum

Macro Practice, Policy, and Social Movements from a Global Perspective with a Focus on Argentina and the United States

This course will use concepts from the disciplines of history, anthropology, political science, public health and social work to provide students with an overview of social movements both in Argentina and the United States. The course will emphasize the role of social workers in the movements and students will be able to develop an understanding of community organizing. Students will leave the course understanding how to engage in community change processes.

Global Health Mental Health Care Practice

This course will examine key issues in global mental health (How is mental health defined, why it is a critical issue globally, and the social determinants of mental health). We will explore current health systems responses to mental health in Argentina (a middle-income country) and discuss how that compares to US (high income country). Through lectures and site visits the course will examine direct practice issues related to providing mental health and psychosocial support to vulnerable populations in diverse settings in Buenos Aires.

Program Faculty:

  • Program Director: Mary McKay, PhD, Professor and Director of McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research
  • Instructor: Diane Mirabito, DSW, MA, Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work
  • Instructor: Anthony Salerno, PhD, Practice and Policy Scholar, McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research
  • Instructor: Gary Parker, MSW, Deputy Director, McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research
  • Instructor: Gisselle Pardo, LCSW, MPH, Senior Research Coordinator,  McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research
  • Instructor: Andres Hoyos, MS. LCSW, Adjunct Professor of Social Work

Program Costs

  • Graduate tuition: $3,674 (estimated) for 3 graduate credits. $4,190 (estimate) for 3 undergraduate credits. **Continuing Education non-credit participants pay 2/3 graduate tuition of $2,462 (estimate).
  • Estimated Housing: $1,210 (cost based on $59/night for studio double occupancy studio apartment, includes breakfast). All housing to be arranged by program staff.
  • Estimated Airfare to Buenos Aires: $1,500 (plus $131 entry mandatory tax, valid 10 years)
  • 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 Fall 2013.
  • All personal expenses are additional.