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

Reminder: Ebills Due January 5

If you have not yet paid your ebill, please take the necessary steps to do so by the January 5th deadline.  As a reminder, ebills were sent to your NYU email address ONLY.  You can also access your ebill as follows:

  • Log into NYU Home (home.nyu.edu)
  • Click on the Academics tab, then click on Albert Login
  • Click on the “Student Center”
  • Click on the “View Bursar Account” link located under the Finances menu
  • This should link to the secure eSuite website

*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.

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.  

Visiting Students: NYU Email ONLY!

After today, December 1, we’ll be emailing all correspondence, including blog updates, to your NYU Email account ONLY. Please make sure you have activated it so you receive important communications such as your ebill and visa instructions!

It’s easy to do: see here for details, including how to set up mail forwarding so messages sent to your NYU Email address also go directly to the email address of your choice.

E-Bills Received

NYU’s Office of the Bursar has now sent out electronic bills (e-bills) to all registered students for the spring semester. As an NYU Buenos Aires student, you should also have your spring Buenos Aires housing placeholder charge posted – all students must pay this amount by the due date. Once the final housing placement has been made, the e-bill will be adjusted, resulting in either a credit or an additional charge. The final charge will appear on your e-bill within 2-3 weeks following the start of the program.

Bills are due by January 5th! If you have not received an e-bill (remember, this is only sent to your NYU email account), you can still access your e-bill as follows:

  • Log into NYU Home (home.nyu.edu)
  • Click on the Academics tab, then click on Albert Login
  • Click on the “Student Center”
  • Click on the “View Bursar Account” link located under the Finances menu
  • This should link to the secure eSuite website

Please note: Students currently living on campus with meal plans will automatically see a charge on your bursar bill for spring 2017. You can have this charge removed by logging in to the meal plan portal with your Net ID and password and cancelling it.

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.

E-Bills Coming Soon & Setting Up Direct Deposit

The NYU Bursar will send bills via email on November 29.  Please keep an eye on your NYU email account for your NYU Buenos Aires bill. You can also log directly into eSuite to view your billing statements.  These will be due in full by January 5.

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.  

Additionally, if you anticipate receiving any portion of your bill in the form of a refund, we recommend setting up direct deposit with NYU.  Instructions on how to do so can be found on the Bursar’s website here.

Note: you can make your parents an “authorized user” of your e-bill account, if payments are typically made by them. For instructions on how to set this up, please see here. Questions about the e-billing process? View the Contact Us page on the Bursar’s website to reach out.

Understanding the Cost of Living in Buenos Aires

The team at NYU Buenos Aires has put together this handy list for you to prepare your study away budget: Common Goods Prices Buenos Aires 2016.  Do keep in mind that Argentina is going through a period of inflation, which means some of these prices may increase by the time you arrive in Buenos Aires, and as your semester continues. To understand more about inflation in the region, we recommend this article in The Economist, “The Return of an Old Enemy“. Don’t be scared of inflation, but just be prepared for prices to change a bit!

Lastly, the website Numbeo is a great tool to further compare the cost of living in different locations.

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.