Global Programs

Mexico: Global Issues in Public Health

Spend two weeks in Puebla, Mexico this January examining the impact of migration on health. 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.

Location:

Puebla, Mexico

Program Dates:

January 4 - 17, 2015. 

Application Deadlines:

Round 1: Sunday, September 14, 2014

Round 2: Sunday, October 12, 2014

Round 3: Sunday, November 2, 2014

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:

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

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

Course(s):

PUHE-GE 2317 Section 095 ( Class # 7784 ) - Global Issues in Public Health (3 Points)

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

Draft of 2010 course syllabus: E33.2317.095

2014 Tentative Schedule

Faculty:

Niyati Parekh, PhD, RD

Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Public Health in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health.

Tuition:

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:

2014 Housing Fees: $600

2014 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 StudentUniverse.com for student rates.

Accommodations:

Students will stay in a hotel in downtown Puebla, arranged by our office.

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 book their own travel to coincide with program dates.

Students should purchase round-trip airfare to Mexico City or Puebla. There are direct flights from New York to Puebla (Hermanos Serdan Puebla 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, US State Department, Center for Disease Control, Lonely Planet Guide

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

Helpful Links: BBC Weather