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Puerto Rico: Theatre Practices

Explore broad questions about theatre and its practice in aesthetic and applied settings. Radical approaches to culturally-responsive and devised work will be considered, especially those shaped by Freire and Boal. You’ll hone a variety of artistic skills that deepen explorations in both formal and applied-theatre settings, particularly in the areas of physical theatre, mask-making, and puppetry. You’ll also explore ways in which these practices enhance the social imagination and catalyze constituents.

Amy Cordileone

Clinical Assistant Professor in Educational Theatre

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Program Dates:

January 6-20, 2020

Application Deadlines:

As of December 6th, this program is closed and no longer accepting applications.


Who Can Participate:
  • NYU graduate students
  • NYU undergraduate seniors who have:
    • 96+ earned credits by course start date
    • 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
Related Areas of Study:
  • Childhood Education
  • Drama Therapy
  • Educational Theatre
  • International Education
  • Performing Arts Administration

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 below Spring 2020 course for 3 points:

  • MPAET-GE.2194 Section 095 (Class #19748) Drama in Education II (3 points)

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.

Offered through Music and Performing Arts Professions

Sample Syllabus 


Amy Cordileone, Clinical Assistant Professor in Educational Theatre

  • Steinhardt Graduate Tuition Fee (3 credits) - $5,385      
  • Graduate Registration and Services Fees - $651
  • Housing Fee - $900         
  • Activity Fee - $350          
  • GeoBlue International Health Insurance - Included

Estimated Direct Cost Total - $7,286

PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for purchase of transportation and airfare to/from 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 2020.

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities.


Students will reside in shared-occupancy accommodations arranged by 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 once notified by Steinhardt Global Affairs to moved forward with their purchase.

Passport: Passports are not required for travel from New York to Puerto Rico. Those originating travel outside the United States will be required to use a passport to enter Puerto Rico.

Visa: US citizens do not require a visa for visits to Puerto Rico. All other passport holders should consult the Office of Global Services for travel requirements.

Helpful links: US State DepartmentCenter for Disease ControlLonely Planet Guide

Weather: The annual average temperature in San Juan is to 70° to 80º F, slightly warmer during the day and cooler overnight. Rainy season is from November to April. Visit BBC Weather for more information on local weather conditions in Puerto Rico.

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