Program Details

The IFP is a platform for emerging practitioners and researchers to gain experience in the field within an academic environment.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Program Type:
Study Abroad
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Program Overview

Program Description:

The Argentina IFP focuses on social policy, urban poverty, and inequality in the context of metropolitan Buenos Aires, the third-largest metropolitan area in Latin America, which produces 46 percent of Argentina’s GDP. The academic partner and host organization of the IFP is the Centro de Estudios de Ciudad (CEC), a research center at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) focusing on urban issues. In the past, students have researched a variety of topics, including the emergence of social movements (e.g., the movement to legalize abortion in 2018), the effects of regional trade policies, and the role of community participation in relocation projects. 

One of the placement organizations and projects in 2020 will be Buenos Aires’ housing institute and its citywide slum upgrading initiative. Patterns of social exclusion and inequality are perhaps most visible in Buenos Aires’ informal settlements, where living conditions are dire and poverty is widespread. Students will conduct fieldwork and interviews with residents in informal settlements affected by the upgrading project and produce a research report on topics related to housing, social inclusion, community participation, and migration. 

You can read more about the International Field Program on our website.

Setting Description:
The IFP is designed to extend learning beyond the classroom. Students get firsthand field exposure to a multiplicity of perspectives, ideas, and people through orientation, field trips, guest speakers, professional internships, faculty-supervised projects and research, and day-to-day interactions.
$5,130 USD. Tuition, 3 or 6 credits: The cost per credit depends on your program within The New School. For students outside of The New School, tuition is based on the International Affairs per-credit cost. Please email with questions about specific program costs.

Additional Program Information

The IFP is open to Master's and Ph.D. students, undergraduates (rising juniors and seniors), and continuing education professionals from all fields and areas of study. The program is open to both New School and non-New School applicants.
Scholarships Description:
Many study-abroad scholarships are available through various external organizations. It is worthwhile researching and applying for scholarships on your own

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