Global Programs

France: Global Food Cultures

Examine how the French think about food, and how their history of gastronomic discourse serves to “perform Frenchness.” In Paris, we will explore markets, bakeries, producers, immigration, colonial history, and restaurant culture. The final four days include a trip to a farm in Normandy, investigating the rural/urban and economic and racial divides.


Paris, France

Program Dates:

June 16 - June 30, 2014

Application Deadlines:

Round 1: Sunday, February 9, 2014

Round 2: Sunday, March 16, 2014

More about deadlines and how to apply

Who Can Participate:

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

Suggested Majors/Professions:

  • Nutrition
  • Public Health

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


FOOD-GE 2253 Section 099 (Class Number 7144) - Global Food Cultures: Paris (4 Points).

Sample Course Syllabus and Schedule: Forthcoming

Offered through Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health

Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion



Amy Bentley, PhD, Associate Professor, Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health

Christy Shields-Argeles, American University in Paris



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

Bursar’s payment deadline dates

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Other Costs:

2014 Housing Fees: $700

2014 Activity Fees: $700

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


Students will stay at NYU Paris dormitories while in Paris. Hotel accommodations will be arranged for the field trip to the Jura region. Most rooms are shared occupancy.

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: No visa is required of US citizens. All other passport holders should check with their respective visa requirements.

Helpful Links: Consulate General of France, US State Department, Center for Disease Control, Lonely Planet Guide

Weather: Helpful Links: BBC Weather