NYU Buenos Aires Reading List

APSY-UE 9010 Survey of Developmental Psychology 
Infants, Children, and Adolescents, Berk & Meyers. Eighth Edition, 2016.
*Both e-version and hard copy are accepted, but note that you will not be able to buy a hard copy in Buenos Aires, so you may want to bring this from home. The Book Collection at NYU Buenos Aires will only have a few copies for consultation.

ECON-UA9231 Money and Banking, Professor Aromi
The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets. Frederic S. Mishkin. Tenth Edition. Prentice Hall, 2012.
SBN-10: 0-13-277024-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-13-277024-8

PUHE-UE 9306 Epidemiology for Global Health, Professor Rubinstein
Epidemiology for Public Health Practice. Robert H. Friis, Thomas Sellers. Fifth Edition. Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2014.

Language books: you will receive them in Buenos Aires and then they will be charged to your NYU account.

If you have any questions, please contact Maria Pirovano Peña: mpp6@nyu.edu

What Should I Be Doing Now? Recap of Deadlines

The following items are required of all students attending NYU Buenos Aires Spring 2017 and are now PAST DUE.  Please click on the links below for more information.

[Past Due] Pre-Departure Make-Up Quiz (if you didn’t attend, this is required!)

[Past Due] Study Away Confirmation Portal

[Past Due] Housing Reservation Payment

[Past Due]  Submit health forms to the NYU Health Center

[Past Due]  Submit your flight details into the Study Away Confirmation Portal AND NYU Traveler

[By December 15]  Visiting Students: Submit a photo to the NYU ID Center (Current NYU Students – do not forget to bring your NYU ID with you!)

[By January 5]  Pay your ebill *

[By January 15] Visiting Students: Complete NYU Health History Questionnaire & Immunization Documentation

[ASAP] It’s mid-December: Where should I be in the visa process?

*Visiting students, if financial aid money from your school is going to transfer to NYU and/or your school pays on your behalf, it is okay if these anticipated payments arrive after the bill becomes due. Only the portion of the bill that you are personally responsible for paying directly to NYU must arrive by the due date.  

NYU ID Cards

Getting your NYU student ID, known around campus as your NYUCard, is now easier than ever.

First-time card holders: visit photoid.nyu.edu to submit a photo online and, once approved by the NYUCard Center team, have your NYUCard created. Visiting students, please submit a photo ASAP so it can be processed and sent to your study away site ahead of your arrival. The final deadline to submit this is Tuesday, December 15.

Note:  If you receive an automated message after submission instructing you to pick your card up at the ID Center, please disregard.  Your ID will be sent directly to NYU Buenos Aires.

Current and returning students:  Please remember to bring your NYU ID card with you to your study away site! Apply for and pick up a replacement card if you need one by visiting the NYUCard Center or respective campus location, depending on your school. For details, please click here.

Pre-Departure Orientation Recap & Make-Up Quiz

For those who could not attend the in-person orientation, we missed you. There were some great questions and discussions with the Global Peer Mentors. 

While there is no way to replicate that experience, we are providing this version of the NYU Buenos Aires Pre-Departure Orientation Spring 2017 presentation for those who could not attend. Please ensure to read through the presentation in its entirety and complete this mandatory quiz to test your knowledge and make sure you know the essential information! This must be completed by Monday, November 28. 

Some key points to remember from the orientation:

  • All students must arrive on January 30. On-site orientation is Mandatory!  
  • Housing is ONLY available during the dates of the program, January 30 – May 20.
  • All class attendance and course related field trips are mandatory.  Do not book personal travel until you have arrived and confirmed your syllabi.
  • Bring all the prescription drugs you will need for your entire stay. Make sure you talk to your doctor about getting a prescription for any medication you take regularly for the full 4 months. Do NOT ship medication overseas.
  • All students must take a Spanish language course. If you are unsure about your level, take the CAS Spanish Placement Exam.

And lastly, here are some links recommended from one of your Global Peer Mentors:

If you have any questions or concerns after you have read through the presentation, feel free to email me.  To be put in touch with an NYU Buenos Aires alum, email global-peer-mentors@nyu.edu.

Preparing for Course Registration

Please review the following important information and resources in advance of course registration next week:

  • Registering for Courses – The registering for courses page provides instructions on how to register for Study Away courses in Albert, how to find your appointment time, and answers to other registration FAQs.
  • Use the “Shopping Cart” & “Validate” tools in Albert to plan your schedule. Validating your courses now can help you identify any issues with prerequisites and restrictions ahead of time and get assistance BEFORE registration begins. If you are unable to validate one of your courses email global.academics@nyu.edu for assistance. You can review registration guides for step-by-step instructions on how to validate, add, drop, swap and more! (Some days/times, prerequisites and notes have changed since the course search went live so we recommend validating again if you have not done so recently.)
  • Academic Policies and Procedures for Study Away – This page contains important information regarding academic policies including the Attendance Policy, Language Course Requirement, Procedures for declaring pass/fail, etc
  • Course Evaluation Results – Course evaluation results for study away courses are available to students with an active netID.

Visiting students:

  • You will be able to register on the morning of  Wednesday, November 18th by 9:40 am EDT.  You may view your exact appointment time in Albert.  If you see a day or time that is after 9:40 am, please let us know at global.academics@nyu.edu.
  • Validate your courses now and email global.academics@nyu.edu right away to get permission numbers for courses with prerequisites that you cannot validate. You will not be able to register for these courses if you do not take this step.

Complete the Study Away Module: ASAP

All NYU Study Away participants are required to complete the Study Away Module.

It contains information about important requirements, resources and offices you need to be aware of as you prepare to study away. It covers logistical information that is consistent across NYU study away sites so that we are able to focus on NYU Buenos Aires-specific information during the in-person pre-departure orientation.

The module consists of a webinar, a short questionnaire and travel release confirmation. It should only take you about 5-6 minutes to complete from start to finish. When you are ready to begin the module you can access it by clicking on the link below.

Study Away Module                                                                          

Please note that it is mandatory to complete the Study Away Module for all students. Remember that students currently in New York must also attend the in-person orientation.

Welcome Newly Admitted Students

Welcome to the newest NYU Buenos Aires admitted students! As I mentioned in your acceptance email, this blog has been created to keep you on track with your preparations for the fall semester abroad.  For tips on how to best navigate the blog, please watch the short “Start Here! Video.

A good way to get up to speed quickly is to click through the topic headers as well as the October To-Dos  at the top of the blog home page. Please review the Required To-Dos within the header and click on the links for more details. You’ll notice that some of the deadlines may have passed – please do not be overly concerned about this. You should aim to complete these steps ASAP and to carefully review all the previous posts to ensure you are up to date.

Of course, do not hesitate to email me directly if you have any follow up questions.

Spanish Language Placement Exam

Not sure which language course you should take? Read below!
 
  • If you have never learned Spanish, go ahead and sign up for a Beginners-level course.
  • If you have a level of Spanish language skills, but have never taken a college-level Spanish language class, you can take the CAS online Spanish Language Placement Exam to determine your level and appropriate class.

And remember: for students admitted to General (Elementary-Intermediate Spanish) Curriculum, we anticipate you will enroll in English-taught courses in addition to the one Spanish language course that is required.  For those admitted to General (Intermediate-Advanced Spanish) Curriculum, we anticipate you will enroll in at least one Spanish-taught content course in addition to the one Spanish language course that is required.  English-taught courses will be available to you as well, but the expectation is that you will enroll in Spanish-taught courses when possible.

Library and Writing Resources Available While Studying Away

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As you prepare to study away next semester, please know that there are a variety of library and writing resources available throughout the Global Network to ensure your continued academic success.

Students and faculty at NYU Global sites have access to an extensive range of online full-text collections including books, journals, audio, video and images, and a variety of library services including email reference through NYU Libraries’ website.  Become acquainted with the library services here.

Additionally, NYU’s Expository Writing Program in the College of Arts and Sciences has launched two new writing services that students can take advantage of:

  1. Online Tutoring for Global Sites.  The NYU Writing Center now offers a space where any student in NYU’s Global Network can get help with his or her writing.  Via Google’s video chat and document sharing functions, consultants and students work one-on-one, focusing on every stage of the writing process and on any piece of writing (with the exception of exams).  Upon arrival, interested students can sign up online for remote tutoring time slots.  The sign-up link will be shared by Academic staff in Buenos Aires.
  2. Resources for Writing is a series of Writing Guides that focus on the most essential and often challenging rhetorical moves in academic prose. Designed as mini-lessons, they take students through a step-by-step process that offers examples, explanations, and practice.  These sources are now available here.