Global Programs

India: Global Food Cultures



India (multiple locations)

Program Dates:

January 1 - 14, 2016

Application Deadlines:

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Admissions for 2016 intersession programs will open in August, 2015.

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

Related Areas of Study:

  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Food Studies
  • Public Health
  • Media, Culture, and Communication
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Urban Studies and Policy
  • Cultural Anthropology and Social Geography
  • South Asian Studies
  • International Education

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


Students register for a total of 4 points and may choose from the following courses. Students should consult with their academic advisor for approval.

FOOD-GE 2251 Section 095 (Class # 6643)- Global Food Cultures (4 Points)



Krishnendu Ray, Associate Professor of Nutrition and Food Studies


2015 Graduate Tuition: $1,479 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 2015 course load and tuition

Tuition will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Spring 2015.

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities

Other Costs:

2015 Housing Fees: $650

2015 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 to and from the program location is not included in the program fee. Students must purchase their own round-trip tickets and are responsible for their own accommodation for travel beyond the program dates.

Student will be notified when to book flights. We recommend comparing tickets on multiple sites to ensure the best fare. Past participants have used the following flight search engines: KayakHipmunkVayama Google Flights and for student rates.


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.  

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: US citizens require a valid passport and valid Indian visa to enter and exit India for any purpose.  All other passport holders should check with their respective visa requirements.

Helpful linksUS State DepartmentCenter for Disease ControlIndia Visa CenterLonely Planet Guide

Weather:  Participants should be prepared for great variations in weather.  The average high is 95°F in South India, while temperatures in the North can drop to 45°F.

Helpful links:Indian Meteorological Department