Global Affairs

Argentina: Advocacy and Education

Argentina’s 2001 economic collapse spurred civil disobedience actions and cooperative movements that later served as models for Occupy Wall Street. Invest two weeks this August in Buenos Aires, the country’s epicenter for community organizing and educational reform. You’ll visit a range of local advocacy organizations and schools, forging connections with and learning firsthand from people who are driving social change from below.


Buenos Aires, Argentina

Program Dates:

August 6 - 20, 2016

Application Deadlines:

Round 1: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Round 2: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Round 3: Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • NYU undergraduate seniors who have:
    • 96+ earned credits
    • related coursework
    • approval from the faculty director as well as their advisor
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution

Related Areas of Study:

  • Educational leadership
  • Higher Education
  • International Education
  • School-Building Leadership
  • Sociology of 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 course numbers listed below for a total of 3 points. Students should consult with their academic advisor for approval.

EDLED-GE 2205 Section 099 (Class #2035) - Advocacy and Education (3 points).

EDLED-GE 2300 Section 099 (Class #2045) - Independent Study (3 points).

Offered through the Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology

Sample 2014 Syllabus

Sample 2014 Itinerary


Gary Anderson, Professor

Department of Administration Leadership and Technology


2016 Graduate Tuition: $1,538 per point plus registration and services fees

Undergraduate Tuition: if enrolling in an undergraduate course number, your tuition will reflect the current undergraduate cost per point

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities

Other Costs:

2016 Housing Fees: $500

2016 Activity Fees: $350

Housing and Activity fees are billed through the Bursar and will be due in accordance with the Bursar 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: Kayak, Hipmunk, Vayama, Google Flights, and for student rates.


Study Abroad participants will stay in shared occupancy accommodations in a safe mid-range hotel. 

Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Flight, Travel, and Visa 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 links: U.S. State Department, Center For Diseas Control, Lonely Planet 

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

Helpful Links: BBC Weather