Graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to explore study away options in the region organized across the university.
NYU Buenos Aires
NYU Buenos Aires is a multidisciplinary program, ranging from Cultural Studies to Economics, from Epidemiology to Film and Photography. Yet, across these disciplines, a core concern with social justice drives the exploration and analysis. Social justice in free speech, in the recognition of diverse social identities, in the extraordinary expansiveness of Argentina’s free healthcare and free education (including university), and in its restitution and protection of Human Rights.
Recife: NYU Summer in Brazil
Summer in Brazil students benefit from all the advantages of the program host city, Recife, one of Brazil's most innovative artistic and cultural hubs. Located in the northeast of the country, it is well known for its cultural diversity and vibrant art scene, especially independent cinema. Offering a unique perspective outside of the more visited cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Recife also boasts a world-renowned contemporary music scene, including popular musical forms such as forró, maracatu, and frevo. In co-curricular programming, students will have the opportunity to experience the aquatic natural resources of Porto de Galinhas, to undertake museum visits, to explore the cultural roots of Brazil, and to visit other historic sites in the Northeast, including Recife's sister city, Olinda, a UNESCO world heritage site.
Faculty: Michele Kettner, Clinical Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures
Brazil: Emerging Models and Markets for Music
A survey of emerging business paradigms and international markets that will undergird the production and distribution of music and related cultural goods and services over the next decade. The course lays out several cultural, technological, and socio-economic threads linking today’s popular music industry and networked communications platforms and media, with an emphasis on key geographic and diasporic markets.
Faculty: Sam Howard-Spink, Clinical Associate Professor of Music Business, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions.
Brazil: Advanced Techniques of Theatre of The Oppressed
Over Spring Break, students will travel to Rio de Janeiro to study the work of legendary political theatre activist Augusto Boal with his son, theorist and practitioner Julian Boal, his collaborator, Geo Britto, and members of the Escola de Teatro Popular (ETP).
This course is an introduction to the sociopolitical activist forms that make up the arsenal of the Theatre of the Oppressed (TO): a collection of games, techniques, and exercises for using theatre as a vehicle for personal and social change.
Faculty: Nancy Smithner, Clinical Associate Professor of Educational Theatre, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions.
Nisha Sajnani, Associate Professor and Director, Drama Therapy Program, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions.
Dominican Republic: Culture & Language Learning in Real-Time
This January, gain a deeper understanding of the meaning of culture and its relationship to language. Study how values, norms, manners of thinking, and ways of interpreting the world are shaped by cultural experiences while exploring the process of language learning. This immersive experience will give participants the opportunity to interact with locals and experts in the Dominican Republic and students will come away with a better understanding of themselves and others
Faculty: Shondel Nero, Professor of Language Education, Department of Teaching and Learning.