Located in the Barrio Norte of affluent Recoleta, the NYU-BA Academic Center is a 15-minute walk from student housing, and only a block from the Avenida Santa Fé, a busy avenue lined by shops, restaurants, and banks. The subway system of Buenos Aires, El Subte, is efficient and easy to use, with the closest station only a few blocks away.
The Center is housed in an architecturally stunning, Tudor-style building that was most recently home to the Angolan Embassy. All classrooms and administrative offices are located here, along with a small reading room, a computer lab, a lounge equipped with wireless Internet, and a dining area with a kitchenette.
All classes at NYU-BA are held in the Center. Each of the five classrooms features a computer and a projector. The computer lab contains thirteen Apple iMac computers and a printer, while the library offers you the chance to study silently and comfortably, surrounded by Argentina's most important historical and literary works.
Between classes, you can relax in the lounge, seated on couches facing a beautifully crafted fireplace, and read copies of local publications like La Nación, Clarín, Lugares, and The Rolling Stone. If hungry, you can heat up delicious empanadas in the adjoining kitchenette; if you want to use the Internet to email friends and family, the computer lab is always available.
In the surrounding neighborhood, you will find shops for your every need, inexpensive cafes, and a number of remarkable bookstores like El Ateneo, a Buenos Aires landmark located in a restored 20th century theatre that's just a short bus ride from the Center.
Whether you go to study or just to relax, the sprawling green parks of nearby Palermo offer you the perfect opportunity to enjoy Buenos Aires' pleasant weather.