Global Programs

Hong Kong: Global Food Cultures

Spend two weeks in Hong Kong this January examining both the global city’s uniquely diverse food cultures within the larger context of the Chinese diaspora, as well as the social and cultural roles of non-Chinese food cultures and foodways in post-colonial Hong Kong (e.g., British, French, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese/Macanese, Turkish).

Location:

Hong Kong, China

Program Dates:

January 1 -14, 2015 Dates are tentative 

Application Deadlines:

Round 1: Sunday, September 15, 2013

Round 2: Sunday, October 13, 2013

Round 3: Sunday, November 3, 2013

More about deadlines and how to apply

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • NYU undergraduate seniors who have:

○       96+ earned credits

○       related course work

○       approval from the faculty director as well as their advisor

  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution

Suggested Majors/Professions:

  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Food Studies
  • Public Health
  • Media, Culture, and Communication
  • East Asian Studies

This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions.

Course(s):

FOOD-GE 2251 Section 095 (Class number 3211) - Global Food Cultures (4 Points)

Offered through the Program in Food Studies.

MCC-GE 2351 Section 095 (Class number 3412) - Global Food Cultures (4 Points)

Offered through the Department of Media, Culture and Communication.

2014 Sample Syllabus and Sample Schedule.

Faculty:

For further information (e.g., academic requirements, sample syllabus, trip schedule), interested students are strongly encouraged to promptly contact Shima Gorgani, Student Services Advisor,  (212) 992-9493, sg3065@nyu.edu

Tuition:

2014 Graduate Tuition: $1,422 per point plus registration and services fees

Undergraduate Tuition: if enrolling in an undergraduate course number, your tuition will reflect the current undergraduate cost per point

NYU students: this course counts toward your Spring 2014 course load and tuition

Tuition will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Spring 2014.

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates 

Learn about Scholarship Opportunities

Other Costs:

2014 Housing Fees: $650

2014 Activity Fees: $400

Housing and Activity fees are billed through the Bursar and will be due in accordance with the Bursar billing schedule. 

International Airfare is not included. Students must purchase their own tickets. Recommended Airfare Search Engines: Vayama, Kayak, Bing

Accommodations:

Students stay in a safe and comfortable hotel in downtown Kowloon in Hong Kong.

Your double-occupancy accommodation in a downtown international hotel is included in your Housing and Activity Fees, which also covers several group meals, a pre-paid and rechargeable mass transit card, cultural venue group admissions, and a number of guided academic and cultural field trips with at least one bilingual guide. 

Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. A set of recommended flight itineraries will be provided early in the orientation process.

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

Visa: No visa is required of holders of the passport from the U.S. and the British Commonwealth (e.g., Canada, the UK) to enter Hong Kong for this program. To confirm visa requirements and application instructions, visit the "Hong Kong Visitor Visa" link below. All other passport holders should check with their respective visa requirements.

Visiting elsewhere in China: Students who plan to visit anywhere in Mainland China after this program in Hong Kong-SAR must have a valid tourist visa to enter China.  For visa requirements and application instructions, visit the People's Republic of China visa link.

Helpful links: US State Department, Hong Kong Visitor Visa, Center for Disease Control, Lonely Planet Guide, Discover Hong Kong, China Visitor Visa

Weather: Temperatures during January in Hong Kong range from an average low of 47ºF to an average high of 64ºF. The weather is typically cool with low humidity, and occasional chilly spells make layering important.

Helpful links: BBC Weather, Hong Kong Observatory