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Argentina: Art Therapy

The University is continuing to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on future travel. In the event that travel is not possible, Steinhardt Global Affairs will work with faculty on a case-by-case basis to explore alternatives. Global course options will be kept current on the Steinhardt Global Affairs website. Please watch for further announcements regarding the application process for January, spring break, and summer 2021 global courses.

Forge connections with local communities in Buenos Aires this January 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.

Ikuko Acosta

Clinical Associate Professor

Nisha Sajnani

Associate Professor and Director, Drama Therapy Program

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Program Dates:

Summer 2021, exact dates TBA.

Application Deadlines:

Priority Deadline: October 1, 2021
Regular Deadline: November 1, 2021*

*Admission continues thereafter on a space-available basis

Who Can Participate:
  • NYU graduate students who have taken ARTT-GE 2010 Introduction to Art Therapy
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution with a background in art therapy.
Related Areas of Study:
  • Art Therapy

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


Students register for a total of 3 points and may choose from the following courses:

  • ARTT-GE.2302.098 (Class # XXXX) Internship in Art Therapy - 3 points
  • ARTT-GE.2300.098 (Class # XXXX) Independent Study -3 points

Offered through the Department of Art and Art Professions.

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


Ikuko Acosta, Clinical Associate Professor, Art and Art Professions

Nisha Sajnani, Associate Professor and Director, Drama Therapy Program, Music and Performing Arts Professions


Estimated Direct Cost Total - TBD

PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for the purchase of transportation and airfare to/from the program location. All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing. Students are responsible for their own accommodations for travel beyond the program dates. 

Students 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: KayakHipmunkVayamaGoogle Flights, and Student Universe for student rates.

Students are encouraged to budget for study abroad programs based on individual needs using available online resources. Tuition, Housing, and Activity fees will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Spring 2021.

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities.



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

Your accommodation arrangements are included in your Housing and Activity Fees.

Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. Please keep in mind that flights arriving into Buenos Aires typically depart New York a day in advance.

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 90 days in duration. All other passport holders should check with their respective visa requirements.

Helpful links: US Department of StateCenter for Disease ControlLonely Planet Guide

Weather: In Buenos Aires, early summer temperatures tend to range between the upper 60°s to upper 70°s (Fahrenheit). Visit BBC Weather to learn more about local weather conditions in Argentina.

Student Resources:

Visit the Steinhardt Study Abroad Resources website and get a head start on preparing for your study abroad program experience.


Visit the Office of Global Affairs Short-Term Graduate Courses Policies page.

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