Global Affairs

Mexico: Global Public Health and Nutrition

Spend two weeks in Puebla, Mexico this January examining nutritional factors in the context of chronic diseases (diabetes, heart disease). Observe and discuss a variety of issues including major factors affecting Poblano health, traditional health practices, and Mexico’s health care system. Visit various sites such as hospitals, clinics, agencies, and communities, where you’ll meet with key health officials who are driving health initiatives and residents whose communities are being impacted by migration.


Puebla and Oaxaca, Mexico

Program Dates:


Application Deadlines:


Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • NYU undergraduate students 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:

  • Environmental Conservation
  • Food Studies
  • Gallatin School of Individualized Study 
  • International Education
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Global Health Leadership
  • Public Health

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


PUHE-GE.2317.095 (7784) Global Issues in Public Health 




2016 Graduate Tuition: $1,538 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

NYU students: This course counts toward your Spring 2016 course load and tuition.

Tuition will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Spring 2016.

Bursar’s payment deadline dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities

Other Costs:

2016 Housing Fees: $700

2016 Activity Fees: $300

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 will stay in a hotel in downtown Puebla and Oaxaca arranged by the Office of Academic Initiatives and Global Programs.
Your accommodation arrangements are included in your Housing and Activity Fees.
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 a multicity ticket to fly into Mexico City or Puebla, and return from Oaxaca. There are direct flights from New York to Puebla (Hermanos Serdan Pueblab Airport PBC), or students can fly into Mexico City International Airport (MEX) and take a 90 minute bus to Puebla.

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 [ option=displaypage&Itemid=111&op=page&SubMenu%3E=] 
  • US State Department []
  • Center for Disease Control []
  • Lonely Planet Guide []

Weather: Warm, sunny days (70º-80º F, or 21º-26 ºC) and chilly nights (40º-50º F, or 5º-10ºC) mean you'll need layers of clothing. There is almost no precipitation from November through March.

Helpful Links: BBC Weather