Global Affairs

Ireland: Global Food Cultures

Spend two weeks exploring the culturally and historically rich culinary landscape and food systems of Ireland, with a focus on the cities of Dublin and Cork.

Through guest lectures and field trips to markets, local farms, restaurants, and food manufacturers, we will examine the multi-faceted historical legacy on contemporary diet, health and culture in Ireland.  Topics include: early agricultural societies, colonization and independence, food and famine in the nineteenth century, the Celtic Tiger era of globalization, and the New Irish Cuisine.


Dublin, Ireland

Program Dates:

 July 3 - 16, 2016

Application Deadlines:

Round 1: Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Round 2: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Round 3: Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • NYU undergraduate seniors who:
    • 96+ earned credits
    • related course work
    • approval from the faculty director as well as their adviser
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution

Related Areas of Study:

  • European Studies 
  • Health 
  • Nutrition 

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


FOOD-GE 2256 Section 099 (Class Number: 5515) - Global Food Cultures: Ireland (4 points).

Sample Course Syllabus and Schedule: Forthcoming

Offered through Department of Nutrition and Food Studies

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


Amy Bentley

Associate Professor, Food Studies


2016 Graduate Tuition: $1,538 per point plus registration and services fees

Bursar’s payment deadline dates

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Other Costs:

2016 Housing Fees: $700

2016 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 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.


TBD. Rooms are shared occupancy.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. Please keep in mind that flights arriving into Dublin typically depart New York a day in advance.

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 do not require a visa for visits to Ireland of less than three months in duration. All other passport holders should check with their respective visa requirements.

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Weather:  In June and July, temperatures in Dublin tend to be cooler than New York, usually between 60° and 70° Fahrenheit. 

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