This course is designed to provide graduate students in the helping and allied professions with an introduction to multicultural and cross-cultural counseling. We will explore how behavior and experiences are shaped by cultural influences and society in Buenos Aires, a dynamic and cosmopolitan city with a rich multicultural history mirroring the development of the Global South. In the first 10 weeks of the course, the students will learn the fundamental concepts in multicultural counseling through readings, online lectures, and online coursework; we will also meet weekly in an online classroom to discuss the materials and to prepare for the one-week, immersive study abroad experience.
During our one-week stay in Buenos Aires, students will gain experiential knowledge of Argentinian culture, its cultural diversity and social justice challenges, and local models of wellness and human development through guest lectures and field visits with local educators, mental health professionals, and other service providers. The course will offer an in-depth examination of what it means – and what it takes – for counselors, educators, and other helping professionals to develop cultural competence and cultural humility in a globalizing context.
Online and in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Online: Weekly synchronous content on Wednesdays January 8 - March 11, 5:00pm - 6:40pm
Travel Dates: March 14 - 21, 2020
Participation on all dates is required
- Priority Deadline: September 15, 2019
- General Deadline: November 1, 2019*
*Admission continues thereafter on a space-available basis.
- NYU graduate students
- NYU undergraduates who have:
- 96+ earned credits by the program travel dates
- related coursework
- approval from the faculty director as well as their adviser
- Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution
- Applied Psychology
- Counseling Psychology
This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions.
Students register for the spring course number listed below for a total of 3 points:
- APSY-GE.2682.095 (# 5710) Cross-Cultural Counseling: Buenos Aires (3 credits)
Offered through the Applied Psychology Department
Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to determine if and how this course may be applied toward their program requirements and degree completion.
Sumie Okazaki, Professor of Applied Psychology
- Steinhardt Graduate Tuition Fee (3 credits) - $5,385
- Graduate Registration and Services Fees - $651
- Housing Fee - $400
- Activity Fee - $400
- GeoBlue International Health Insurance - Included
- Estimated Direct Cost Total - $6,836
PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for purchase of transportation and airfare to/from program ocation. 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: Kayak, Hipmunk, Vayama, Google 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 2020.
Students will reside in shared-occupancy rooms arranged by Global Affairs.
Your accommodation arrangements are included in your Housing and Activity Fees.
Group accommodation dates correspond with the Buenos Aires program dates listed above.
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 Germany of less than six months in duration. All other passport holders should check with their respective visa requirements.
Helpful links: US State Department , Center for Disease Control , Lonely Planet Guide
Weather: In Buenos Aires, early spring temperatures tend to range between the mid 60°s to mid 70°s (Fahrenheit). Visit BBC Weather to learn more about local weather conditions in Argentina.
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