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!


NYU Buenos Aires: Argentina, Identity, and City Building

Department: Technology, Culture and Society

Drawing upon science, theory, sociology, urbanism and development, this course explores how identity has been invented, shaped, claimed, and contested in Argentina. More broadly, it will investigate how many societies construct identities for nation-building, expansion, and citizenship. We will examine a wide variety of social structures, including religion, class, gender, imperialism, and colonialism. Throughout the semester we will discuss how cultural ideas about nationalism influence knowledge and its production. We will also consider the ways in which scientific claims and technological developments affect cultural understandings of national identity. This course will require a trip to Buenos Aires during NYU's January Term of 2023.

There, students will be expected to complete a rigorous program of site visits, discussion, and research.

Students will travel together to Buenos Aires where 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 Sample Itinerary to get a better idea!

Click here for photos from this past year's program



Meet your Professor

David Holzman teaches at NYU Tandon School of Engineering in the department of Technology Culture and Society. He is trained as a landscape architect and teaches courses related to urban design and sustainability. An Argentine-American, David has deep roots in both countries with years of profession and personal history in both New York City and Buenos Aires. He is excited for students to learn and be challenged by the cross-cultural experiences and perspectives made possible by this unique course offering. He is also enthusiastic for the group to taste test many dulce de leche ice creams.



Application/Deadline Information for J-Term 2024

Deadline: September 24th, 2023

Additional Information

Course Information

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



  • 4 credits added to Spring 2024 semester's course load; program primarily runs during J-term but course will display on Spring semester.
  • Students will have a few required sessions prior to traveling to Buenos Aires during the end of the Fall semester based on students' schedules.
  • Once accepted, you will be enrolled in the course




  • $2000 USD (Paid to NYU through Albert, covers housing, intl. health insurance, activities)
  • ~$900 roundtrip airfare (Paid by students)



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 program. 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.


  • 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.