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NYU Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

NYU Buenos Aires offers students the exceptional opportunity to learn about the people, history, culture, politics, and economy of Argentina and the region while living in one of South America's most vibrant cities. Courses are taught in Spanish and English by some of Argentina's most talented scholars, journalists, public health professionals, as well as renowned writers and musicians. The curriculum provides a cultural frame to coursework offered in subjects ranging from art history, cinema studies, and creative writing to politics, sociology, and economics. All students at NYU Buenos Aires take a Spanish language course at their appropriate level upon arrival or, if advanced, an elective in the language.

A place of renewed growth and prosperity, Buenos Aires is one of the most important financial and cultural centers in Latin America. The NYU academic center is located in the handsome Recoleta district, near vibrant Avenida Santa Fe. Staff members organize and offer a myriad of activities for students to take part in. Ranging from regional travel to destinations such as Iguazu Falls, Rosario, and Tigre to taking tango lessons throughout the semester. Volunteer opportunities at local NGOs and media offices open doors for students to engage in the community and practice Spanish. Museums, class fieldtrips, and concerts offer opportunities to go beyond day-to-day cultural experiences and better understand the dynamic past and present of the Argentine capital. Homestays bring the everyday Argentine way of living to life as students share meals, ideas and activities with their host parents.

A lecture series on topics such as human rights, vanguard art and literature, youth and political engagement, political economics and multicultural identity add precise perspectives to the expansive experience of this dynamic region.

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Fast Facts

Academic Calendar: Full year/fall/spring

Faculty: 20+ instructors

Student Body: 80-200 students

Course Language: English and Spanish

Housing: Homestays

Meals: Breakfast and dinner provided by homestay

Currency: Argentine peso

Population of Buenos Aires: 13 million

Official Language: Spanish 

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The following NYU departments are key contributors to the NYU Buenos Aires curriculum. Partnerships indicate departments with a significant curricular stake. Affiliations indicate the offering or development of at least one course.


Faculty of Arts & Science
    Latin American Studies




    Media, Culture and Communication

College of Global Public Health


Faculty of Arts & Science
    Art History
    College Core Curriculum
    Creative Writing
    Social and Cultural Analysis (Latino and Metropolitan Studies)

Liberal Studies

    Applied Psychology

Social Work


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