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Argentina: Artistic Activism, Social Justice, and Radical Education in a Third Space

Graduate Study Abroad

Today, some of the most interesting, dynamic and relevant learning spaces in education understood broadly are generative in-between spaces or what we are calling “third spaces” that allow us to imagine new ways of learning and working together, relating to each other, and imagining an alternative humane and just world. These in-between spaces are counter-hegemonic, holding great promise for democratizing social institutions and developing a radical imaginary for social change that some theorists call post-capitalism. These third spaces are heterogeneous and span a range of sites, such as art activist collectives, workers collectives, memory spaces, environmental organizations, high school student activist groups, and human rights organizations.

This course will explore these in-between/third spaces through a multi-sensory and interdisciplinary way of learning in order to capture their embodied nature: readings, creative workshops, field trips, art projects, and lectures. Some questions we will address are: What can we learn from these “third spaces”? How do these spaces conceptualize pedagogy, even if they do not see themselves as educational? What might collective pedagogical practice look, feel, and sound like? This course is designed to be a living syllabus; one, which is tentative, fluid, and evolving so that it can accommodate student’s interests and shift as new questions emerge. 


Buenos Aires, Argentina

Program Dates:

January 3-17, 2025 (tentative; subject to change)


Dipti Desai, Professor of Art and Art Education in the Department of Art and Art Professions & Carol Anne Spreen, Associate Professor of International Education in the Department of Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities

Application Deadlines:

  • Priority Deadline: Tuesday, September 17, 2024
  • Regular Deadline: Thursday, October 17, 2024 (admissions continue thereafter on a space-available basis)

Find the application link and instructions on the "How to Apply" page

Who can participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • NYU undergraduate students who have:
    • 96+ earned credits by course start date
    • related coursework
    • approval from the faculty director as well as their advisor
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who both:
    • Are U.S. citizens or permanent residents
    • Currently hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States

Related areas of study:

  • International Education
  • Art Education
  • Sociology of Education
  • Teaching and Learning

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

How to apply:

The application link and instructions, as well as the deadlines and notification timelines, can be found on the "How to Apply" page

This is a credit-bearing graduate Global course. Students self-register in Albert and choose one of the following courses for a total of 3 credits:

  • ARTED-GE 2231, Section 095 (Class #TBA) - Artistic Activism & Radical Education in Third Spaces: Argentina (3 Credits)
  • INTE-GE 2296, Section 095 (Class #TBA) - Artistic Activism & Radical Education in Third Spaces: Argentina (3 Credits)

This program is offered through the Department of Art and Art Professions and the Department of Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities.

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

Direct Costs Billed by NYU

Participants will be billed for the cost of the graduate course following the standard per-credit rate for NYU Steinhardt Graduate Study Tuition and Fees. In addition, study abroad courses have a supplemental Program Fee that covers the cost of housing abroad, program activities and visits, group transportation in-country, and international health insurance. Students can expect to be billed:

  • Steinhardt Graduate Tuition (3 credits) - $6,555
  • Steinhardt Graduate Registration and Services Fees - $0 (these standard NYU fees are not charged for January term courses)
  • Program Fee - $1,700
  • GeoBlue International Health Insurance - Included

Estimated Direct Cost Total - $8,255

Tuition, Registration, and Housing & Activity fees will be due based on Bursar's Payment Schedule for the January term.

Out-of-Pocket Costs

Students are responsible for purchasing flights to and from the program location. 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: KayakGoogle Flights, and Student Universe

In addition to airfare, participants should budget for other out-of-pocket costs, including daily meals (except for included welcome and farewell meals); transportation to and from the airport; passport and/or visa fees (if applicable); vaccination costs (if applicable); and other personal incidentals. These costs will vary depending on individual students' budgets, preferences, and choices. Students are encouraged to research potential costs by using online budgeting tools such as Numbeo, Expatistan, and Budget Your Trip.


NYU Steinhardt offers several graduate study abroad scholarships and maintains a list of additional external funding opportunities.

Study Abroad Budget Worksheet

Download and use this Study Abroad Budget Worksheet to estimate the cost of your study abroad experience. 

PLEASE NOTE: This spreadsheet lists possible expenses and may not be all-inclusive of program costs. In addition, your costs may fluctuate based on changes in currency exchange rates, airfare, varying personal lifestyles, etc. While this is a good tool for reviewing study abroad expenses, the results should be considered to be an estimate of the total cost of participation.


Students stay in shared-occupancy housing arranged by the Office of Global Affairs. Your housing is included in your Program Fee. 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. 

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

Visa: US Citizens do not need a visa for visits shorter than 90 days. All other passport holders should check their visa requirements on the embassy/consulate website respective of their nationality. For further guidance on visas and other non-immigration matters, contact OGS Outbound Student Services at

Helpful links: US Department of StateCenter for Disease ControlNYU Buenos Aires

Pre-Departure Resources

Visit our online Steinhardt Study Abroad Resources Guide and get a head start on preparing for your study abroad program experience.


All applicants should review the Office of Global Affairs Short-Term Graduate Courses Policies page prior to applying to study abroad.

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