TOPICS: Urban studies, history, politics, and more
DEADLINES: Round 1: Dec. 7 | Round 2: Feb. 8 (priority for Gallatin Dean's Scholarship) | Round 3: March 1
Students are admitted on a rolling basis and programs may fill quickly. Students are encouraged to apply early.
Learn more about the application process and the course!
February 5, 2015 ~ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM ~1 Washington Pl. (Gallatin Building), Rm. 601 February 6, 2015 ~ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ~ 1 Washington Pl. (Gallatin Building), Rm. 801
Meet Prof. Baiocchi and learn more about the course!
February 10, 2015 ~ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM ~ 1 Washington Pl. (Gallatin Building), Rm. 401
Compared to just twenty years ago, most European cities are more diverse and interconnected yet more unequal, more subject to volatile financial investments, and more environmentally vulnerable. Madrid, an important European capital that is struggling to recover from the recent financial crisis, is no exception.
This interdisciplinary urban studies course will introduce students to political and economic changes in Europe while allowing them to explore contemporary history, politics, and urban studies debates. Teachings will draw on a range of approaches, including sociology, anthropology, architecture, and urban planning.
Using case studies from Madrid’s recent history, students will learn about the issues that concern Madrid’s citizens and the ways in which they connect to their city’s broad changes. Students will also learn how Madrid is distinct from as well as typical of the European urban experience.
A significant amount of the course will take place outside the classroom. Site visits will include squatter settlements, immigrant neighborhoods, and the “red belt” of industrial activist suburbs—locations that are not found in tourist guides but are central to understanding Madrid’s recent history.
Weekly reactions, short essays, and a final research paper will allow students to explore their own interests while deepening their knowledge of Madrid. This will serve to provide important contextual knowledge about a city and a country that will likely feature prominently in future partnerships.
Gallatin students: This course fulfills 4 credits of the Interdisciplinary Seminar as well as the Social Sciences requirement.
Undergraduate students of all NYU and non-NYU schools
Must have completed at least one full-time college semester before the course begins
Minimum 3.0 GPA, good academic & disciplinary standing
Must be matriculated at a college or university during the Summer 2015 term
Tuition, 4 credits: $3,225
Program Fee: $750
Housing Fee: $1,250
NYU Registration & Services Fee: usually $300-500, based on past semesters
Other Major Costs to Consider:
Round-trip airfare (students purchase their own tickets and are responsible for their own accommodation for travel beyond the program dates); students will be notified when to book flights
Fees for passport; fees for travel visa, if required
Most meals and local transportation
The Gallatin Dean's Scholarship is available for this program. See our Financial Aid for Study Away page for details on eligibility and additional opportunities.
Important Travel Details
Program Fee: Includes mandatory excursions, some meals, and mandatory international health insurance, which is provided for the program duration.
Housing: Students are required to reside in accommodations arranged by NYU Gallatin.
Travel Documents: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, and certain participants might need a travel visa. These documents should be obtained well in advance of the program start date.