Global Affairs

Argentina: Art Therapy

Forge connections with local communities in Buenos Aires this summer as you practice hands-on art therapy training. Through your work in schools, rehabilitation facilities, orphanages, and other service organizations, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the skills needed as an art therapist.


Buenos Aires, Argentina

Program Dates:

July 2 - July 22, 2017

Application Deadlines:

This program is no longer accepting applications. Students are encouraged to contact to discuss alternative programs.

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution

Related Areas of Study:

  • Art Education
  • Art Therapy
  • Global Health
  • Health Education
  • International Education

This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions.


Students register for one of the following summer 2017 courses for a total of 1 to 3 points:

ARTT-GE 2302 Section 099 (Course #1867)  - Internship in Art Therapy (1 to 3 points, variable)

ARTT-GE 2300 Section 099 (Course #1895)  - Independent Study (1 to 3 points, variable)

Offered through the Department of Art and Art Professions

Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion

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Ikuko Acosta, PhD, MA

Clinical Assistant Professor of Art and Art Education, New York University


2017 Graduate Tuition: $1,596 per point plus registration and services fees, to be billed as part of your summer 2017 Bursar Bill. 

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities

Other Costs:

2017 Housing Fees: $1100

2017 Activity Fees: $300

Housing and Activity fees are billed through the Bursar and will be due in accordance with the Bursar's Summer 2017 billing schedule.

International airfare to and from the program location is not included in the program fee. Students must purchase their own round-trip tickets and are responsible for their own accommodation for travel beyond the program dates.

Student will be notified when to book flights. We recommend comparing tickets on multiple sites to ensure the best fare. Past participants have used the following flight search engines: KayakHipmunkVayama Google Flights and for student rates.


Students stay in shared-occupancy housing arranged by the Office of Global Affairs.

Travel, Visa, and Other Information:

Flight: Students are responsible for purchasing flights to and from Buenos Aires that correspond to program dates.

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date. 

Visa: US citizens require a valid passport and do not require a visa for visits to Argentina of less than three months in duration. Prior to arrival in Argentina at any entry point, U.S. citizen tourist and business travelers must pay a $160 reciprocity fee by credit card online at the Provincia Pagos website

Helpful linksU.S. State Department, Center For Diseas ControlLonely Planet 

Weather:  In August, Buenos Aires tends to be cooler than New York ranging from 50° to 60° Fahrenheit. 

Helpful Links: BBC Weather

Admitted Student Resources: click here.