Tandon Short-Term Programs | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Tandon Short-Term Programs

January, Spring Break, and Summer Term Programs

The following opportunities have been developed by Tandon specifically for Tandon students. The staff at Tandon Global, are continuously working to develop global opportunities for upperclassmen during J-term, spring break, and summer. The following courses provide students an opportunity to immerse themselves in a focused academic topic taught by NYU Tandon faculty members with a required travel component.

We are constantly updating our offerings so please be sure to check back frequently!



  • Some programs may exclude students who have not completed at least two university semesters (Freshmen are still encouraged to apply)
  • Course will be open to students of all NYU schools (Tandon, Gallatin, CAS, Tisch, Stern, Global Liberal Studies, Wagner, etc.).
  • Students should consult their academic advisers during this process to find out what the course(s) will count as.
  • Non-NYU students are not eligible to apply for these short-term study away programs.

Buenos Aires: Argentina and the Scientific Imagination

Department: Technology, Culture and Society

Drawing upon science, theory, sociology, urbanism, and development, this course explores how identity has been invented, claimed, and contested in Argentina. More broadly, we will investigate how societies construct identities for nation building, expansion, and citizenship. 

In conjunction with the course, students will travel together to Buenos Aires for 1 week (either during J-term or Spring Break depending on the semester). While there, students will be expected to complete a rigorous program of site visits, discussion, and research.

Students must submit an application and be accepted in order to enroll in this course.

A mandatory Zoom meeting will be held following acceptance.

What will your time in Buenos Aires look like? Check out the Buenos Aires: Argentina and the Scientific Imagination Spring 2020 Travel Itinerary to get a better idea!

Application Information

Application: Will open up sometime in March
Deadline: TBD


Additional Information

Course Information

STS-UY 3904 (4 credits)
Counts towards Tandon HUSS requirement


Tuition and Fees

This course is a full semester course with a week long abroad component. Students are also responsible for paying tuition and registration/service fees to the university as they normally would during the spring. All financial aid is transferrable.


Other Costs

Housing Fee: ~$1000
per single room with single occupancy (to allow for social distancing)
Activity Fee: $700
Flight: Booked on your own ~$1000


Students will be housed in a hotel near the NYU Buenos Aires site.


Flight, Travel and Visa

Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates and arrival as mandated by the TCS department. It is recommended that students travel together on the same flight(s) but as flights are booked separately, students must just arrive by the required date/time.

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

Upon admission, a member from the Office of Global Services will reach out to you regarding any additional required immigration documents you may need to procure. A majority of students will only need a passport to travel to Argentina.