Global Affairs

Mexico: Global Food Cultures

Spend two weeks this January exploring the food system of the culturally and historically rich culinary landscape of Mexico – and in particular the city of Puebla, considered the birthplace of modern Mexican cuisine, and Oaxaca. You’ll be fully immersed in traditional and contemporary Mexican food culture through classroom instruction, guest lectures, and a wide variety of field visits to markets, local farms, restaurants, and food manufacturers. Examine the implications of the forces of globalization on contemporary diet and culture in Mexico.


Mexico City, Puebla, and Oaxaca, Mexico

Program Dates:

January 2 - 16, 2017

Application Deadlines:

Round 1: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Round 2: Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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:

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

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


Students register for the Spring 2017 course listed below for 4 points. Students should consult with their academic advisor for approval.

FOOD-GE 2252 Section 095 ( Class # 19217) - Global Food Cultures: Mexico (4 Points)

Offered through Department of Nutrition and Food Studies

2013 Course Itinerary


Carolyn Dimitri, Associate Professor of Food Studies 


2017 Graduate Tuition: $1,596 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 2017 course load and tuition

Tuition will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Spring 2017.

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities

Other Costs:

2017 Housing Fees: $600

2017 Activity Fees: $300

Housing and Activity fees are billed through the Bursar and will be due in accordance with the Bursar's Spring 2017 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 shared-occupancy hotel accommodations.

Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: Students must book their travel to Mexico to coincide with program dates. Students should purchase multi-city ticket to fly into Mexico City and return from Oaxaca.

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 US citizens. All other passport holders should check with their respective visa requirements.

Helpful links: Mexican Embassy,US State Department, Center for Disease Control,Lonely Planet Guide

Weather: Warm, sunny days (70º-80º F, or 21º-26ºC) and chilly nights (40º-50º F, or5º-10ºC) mean you'll need layers of clothing. There is almost no precipitation from November through March.

Admitted Student Resources: click here