NYU today announced that it will develop a study abroad site in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The program is expected to open in 2008 with 50 students, and it is projected to grow to 150 students per semester.

The campus, to be located in central Buenos Aires, will offer classes in the politics, economics, history, literature, and culture of Latin America as well as language skills and possibly the full compliment of subjects in the social sciences and humanities. There are currently no NYU study abroad sites in Latin America.

For more information about this and other NYU study abroad sites, please visit http://www.nyu.edu/studyabroad/.

NYU’s global presence is among the largest and most significant in higher education. NYU sends more students to study abroad than any other U.S. college or university, and it attracts one of the largest contingents of international students and scholars. This will be the University’s tenth study abroad site; existing NYU sites include: London, Prague, Paris, Florence, Madrid, Shanghai, Berlin and Accra, Ghana. NYU also recently announced the intention to develop a study abroad site in Israel.

“Buenos Aires is considered to be one of the most culturally diverse cities in all of Latin America,” said Yaw Nyarko, Vice Provost for Globalization and Multicultural Affairs. “We are thrilled to be going to a city with such a rich history and know that both our faculty and our students have a keen interest in taking full advantage of the multitudes of scholarly opportunities the city has to offer.”

It is hoped that “NYU in Buenos Aires” will also offer research opportunities for graduate students and faculty.

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