Living in NYU Buenos Aires housing is mandatory and a condition of enrollment.
Housing Process and Availability
NYU Buenos Aires housing staff will work with students prior to arrival to gauge housing preferences and make the best possible matches based on study habits, lifestyle, and personal goals. While NYU Buenos Aires housing staff will always endeavor to accommodate student preferences due to space limitations students may be placed in any of the housing possibilities regardless of submitted preferences. The majority of students enrolled at NYU Buenos Aires live in homestays.
Homestays allow students to live as a guest in an Argentine household and have become increasingly popular with NYU students. Homestays for NYU Buenos Aires are provided by a third party homestay provider that NYU has worked with since 2008.
There is no "typical" kind of homestay. Some homestay hosts are traditional families with children, while others are single individuals or couples. Some families have pets, some host more than one student, and others host just one student at a time. The amount of contact between the family and the student also varies.
Homestays are an excellent way to become fully immersed in Argentine culture. Most Argentine families speak some English and make an effort to understand and be understood. Students who live in homestays tend to learn Spanish very quickly and experience Buenos Aires in more meaningful ways. NYU's host families are accustomed to hosting students and are receptive to cultural differences.
Rooms and Amenities in Homestays
- Single bedrooms
- A single is defined as a private bedroom within a homestay. Other NYU students or students from other programs may reside in the same homestay
- Bathrooms are generally shared
- Breakfast (Monday to Sunday) and dinner (Monday to Friday and Sunday) are included
- Students have access to kitchen facilities (not the stove)
- All housing options have internet connections, however students should be aware that internet is slower and less reliable than in the US
- Bed sheets and towels are provided and changed once a week
While eating new foods may be part of your cultural transition, the same can be said for how you eat. Argentine breakfasts are light. A typical breakfast may include toast, fruit, and tea/coffee. Argentines eat dinner late. Dinner is rarely served before 8pm, but it's an important communal meal shared between student and host family.
- Breakfast provided Monday to Sunday
- Dinner provided Monday to Friday and Sunday
Things to Know
- Students can only reside in their assigned housing starting the first day of the program until the last day of the program
- Students wishing to have a visitor need to get permission from their host family. Visiting hours vary according to the host family. No overnight guests allowed.
- Due to privacy laws roommate information cannot be released prior to arrival
- Almost all housing is non-smoking
Rules for the Accommodation of Foreign Students with Host Families
Accommodating foreign students implies flexibility and tolerance both from the host provider and from the student. The main objective is to provide a comfortable stay for the international student, integrate him/her into the family and encourage him/her to learn the Argentine language and culture.
During his/her stay in Buenos Aires, the student will be provided with a room with adequate lighting (natural or artificial), a table for studying and adequate hanging and drawer space for clothes and books, as well as internet service. Important definitions to keep in mind:
- SINGLE ROOM: Student has its own private room, but unless requested, a student may be placed in the same household of another NYU student or a student from another program. Single room means that the room is a private room.
- DOUBLE ROOM: Students share a room with another student from NYU only if a double room was requested and available. NYU students will never be placed in a double room with a non-NYU student, although they might share the same household with other students.
Should the student leave the room for personal reasons, it cannot be occupied by any other person, since his/her personal belongings will remain in the room.
It is not mandatory to offer a private bathroom for the student.
No student can be rejected based on political, religious, gender or ethnic issues. If an issue of this kind happens to appear, the student must inform the university at once.
There are some rules to be followed in order to make the coexistence easier.
- Breakfast is included every morning from 7 to 10 am. The student will be provided with dinner every night, except on Saturdays. He/she should have a place in the kitchen for his/her food. Lunch and tea are not included. The student should also have a place in the refrigerator and in the cupboard to put his/her food. In the case he/she wishes to use the kitchen, he/she should ask permission from the family, as this is not included in the homestay package, and must leave the place as he/she found it. Although students may have a glass of wine with their meals if the family offers it as part of a cultural experience once in a while, students are not allowed to bring alcohol nor drink alcohol in their homestays.
- The student will be provided with sheets and towels, which will be replaced once a week. The student must keep the room tidy and allow the person in charge of the cleaning, to clean the room frequently.
- The student is not allowed to do laundry at home. There are many laundromats in the city of Buenos Aires that the student can use.
- The student can use the family telephone only for receiving calls. If he/she wants to make international calls, he/she will need to use telephone cards. On the other hand, students should not use the family telephone for long periods of time without asking the host family previously. It’s highly recommendable for the student to buy a cell phone as soon as he/she arrives to Buenos Aires.
- The student will have the key of the apartment and the building for both main entrance and service door. He/She should be free to go into all the rooms of the house, just like the other members of the family. In case he/she looses the keys, he/she must immediately inform the family and is responsible for the cost of changing the lock. Please be sure to get all keys to the building including back doors and that you get keys for all locks – always try them the first day to make sure they work.
- LOCK OUTS: If student is locked out of the homestay and there is no way of getting the student inside the homestay, the student will be placed at a hotel for that night. Should the lock out be the student´s fault, the student will be required to reimburse the university for the cost. Should the lock out be the family´s fault, the family will cover the cost. NYU BA staff will evaluate the lock out situation.
- The student is not allowed to invite anyone to the house without having asked the host family in advance. In addition, the student is not allowed to have anyone sleepover. The family is not obligated to allow guests.
- The language employed among the family and with the student should be, whenever possible, Spanish.
- If the student needs to leave, even if it is only for a night, (this includes: knowing you will not have dinner at the homestay, sleepover somewhere else for that night, going away for a trip) he/she must previously inform the host family.
- Quiet and courtesy hours: Monday through Sunday from 11PM to 7AM. Please respect your neighbors and avoid noise such as loud music, skype conversations and showers.
- Once a month has passed, and with a week in advance, the family can ask EnjoyBA to swap the student, if they consider it necessary. The family will be asked to explain the reasons of the request. Likewise, the student will be able to ask NYU BA to be moved to another home, if he/she wishes so, once a month has passed. The student should inform NYU BA about the change at least with one week notice to avoid the penalty fee. Only one change per semester is allowed. It is critical that the student inform NYU BA Student Life Staff immediately of any issues or concerns. If students are not being served their meals, sheets are not being changed, etc. please do see the staff otherwise it cannot be fixed.
- NYU HOUSING POLICY at NYU BA: NYU's program in Buenos Aires requires participants to live in University provided housing as indicated in the marketing and admissions communications. Exemptions to the policy would weaken the integrity of the program and result in a loss of resources that support the academic enterprise and student programming efforts. Should the host families, Enjoy BA, or NYU BA Staff be made aware that the student is not complying (e.g.: renting an apartment with friends or significant other or by themselves) students may be held accountable under the student code of conduct and their stay in the program will be evaluate
- EnjoyBA nor the homestay family is responsible for lost or stolen items should a break in occur or should something go missing. All students are recommended to leave their valuables inside their luggage with a lock or if the homestay provides a safe, use it. It is recommended that students purchase the NYU Personal Property insurance.
PLEASE NOTE: These housing regulations apply only to NYU students. EnjoyBA has the right to offer different agreements to any of its tenants according to the rules and regulations of each university and or corporation. It also takes into account whether tenants are residents, tourists, students, etc.
Residence (extremely limited availability)
A limited number of NYU Buenos Aires students reside in Concord Callao, an apartment building located in the Recoleta district. Metro and bus lines are within walking distances and there are many shops and restaurants in the area.
Students live in double bedrooms and share a kitchenette. WIFI and safes will be provided, as well as a weekly linen and towel change. The front desk is staffed 24 hours. There is a limited guest policy and quiet hours in the building.
Residence hall exterior
Beds in a double
Double beds and window
Rooms and Amenities in the Residence
All units are two people in a shared bedroom, with kitchen, bathroom and living area.
Units have WIFI Internet connection. The password will be given to each student when they check in.
Students may prepare meals in the shared kitchen or eat out at one of the many local restuarants and cafes.
Things to Know
NYU students will live in units on different floors on the building with neighbors on the floor who are local families, professionals, and retirees.
The building facilities are open everyday from 8AM to 8PM.
Swimming pool is available from 9am to 8pm.
Check out time 10AM.
Rules for Accommodations in the Residence
- All students will be asked to sign a Room Inventory Form when they arrive at the apartment. The students are responsible for keeping the room itself, all objects and furniture intact in their room and in the same condition as on moving in, within reasonable limits of normal wear-and-tear. All students must respect the building facilities and solely use them with the purpose for which they were created. Residents are held responsible for damage done not only to their room but also to the common spaces. All the students who share a room are equally responsible for damage done to the apartment and/or furniture inside it.
- Students must obey all the housing rules and be respectful of the staff as well. Any inconveniences should be reported to the NYU Buenos Aires Assistant Director for Student Life and/or NYU Buenos Aires Housing Coordinator for an immediate solution. Housekeepers will not clean the rooms if there are students sleeping or showering inside them, nor will they do so if the rooms are excessively untidy. The housekeepers will proceed to change towels (residents should leave them on the bathroom floor) and bed linens once a week. General cleaning will be done once a week.
- Residents are responsible for the behavior of their guests. Students may invite classmates to study. Visitors that are not enrolled at NYU Buenos Aires are not allowed in the residence. Masking is required of all occupants when there is a visitor in the room or residence common space.
- Each and every Residence facility or property must be left in the condition in which the Residence was presented at time of check in (i.e. clean and tidy) so that other students find them in equally good condition. In case of loss of the key, a fine of 20 USD will be charged to the Resident. It is extremely important to keep common spaces and objects clean and tidy.
- Students must report to NYU Buenos Aires Assistant Director of Student Life, NYU Buenos Aires Housing Coordinator and/or Concord Callao maintenance contact number as soon as they notice that something in the room is broken or not working.
- Residents cannot paste pictures, draws, etc on the walls. Students will be responsible for the cost of the painting which is damaged by paste, glue, tape, etc.
- The Concord Callao is not responsible for the loss of objects or personal belongings. Residents must take full responsibility for caring for them. A safe box is provided by Concord Callao to hold valuable items
- The possession and/or use of illegal drugs and alcohol is absolutely forbidden in the Residence, neither in common spaces nor in rooms. Any kind of action that disturbs the neighborhood or might cause trouble to the Residence because it violates the norms is strictly forbidden.
- Residents must have a responsible attitude towards studying, be respectful of their own work and the work of others, and promote a peaceful and quiet atmosphere.
- Accidents or extremely serious situations must be reported at Reception and the NYU BA Staff on call phone (+54 9 11 3180 8290) immediately.
- The Concord Callao has established quiet and courtesy hours. From Monday through Friday from 10PM to 8AM and weekends after 11PM students must be quiet. Any kind of noise (music, screams, quarrels, etc.) that may disturb other residents should be avoided.
- The Concord Callao has established a 200USD fine for smoking inside the room or in common spaces (even in outdoor spaces).
Pool regulations. These regulations have been established by the Concord Callao and any violation of them will result in a 200USD fine to be paid to the Concord Callao by the resident.
- No guests are allowed in the pool area
- The use of the showers before entering the pool is requested.
- The use of elements of any type of material for games in the water will not be allowed.
- The use of audio equipment is prohibited in the area of the pool and adjacent common areas.
- Animals are not allowed.
- Smoking is not allowed.
- Food is not allowed. You cannot enter with drinks of any kind.
Any violation to this Code of Conduct will result in a corresponding sanction determined by NYU Buenos Aires, being the maximum penalty the expulsion of the resident who has committed the infraction. In this case the student will take full responsibility for breaking the rules and regulations stated in this document.
Housing Charges and Payment
Housing will be billed directly to students' NYU Bursar account. Students will first receive an estimated housing charge, which has no bearing on your final assignment. Once known, actual housing charges will be placed on the account and the estimate will be removed. This typically occurs shortly after the start of the program.
Costs - Fall 2023/Spring 2024 Rates*:
- Single bedroom in a homestay - $4,759
- Double in the residence - $5,600 (extremely limited availability)
* Above are the proposed fall 2023 and spring 2024 semester rates for the Buenos Aires study away site. Final rates are pending board of trustees approval in summer 2023. Room rates are site specific and are generally determined by room type, rental costs, and associated support services. The figures cited in NYU's Cost of Attendance are based on annual room and board rates at NYU's location in New York.