In few places in the world is food more defining than in New Orleans. Like its music and architecture, New Orleans’ cuisine – a rich pastiche of Creole, Cajun, Afro-Caribbean, French, Spanish, and other influences – is nearly synonymous with the soul and culture of the city. Through firsthand immersion in the foodways of New Orleans, you’ll spend a week exploring the ways in which culture, ethnicity, race, class, geography, and history mesh – and clash – to forge cultural meaning and identity. You’ll also examine the serious challenges still faced by the people of New Orleans since the devastation of Katrina in 2005, and the economic, ecological, and cultural impact of the 2010 BP oil spill on the Gulf fisheries and seafood industry.


New Orleans, LA

Program Dates:

Spring Break 2019 (Dates TBA)

Application Deadlines:

Applications will be open starting August 1, 2018.

  • Priority Deadline: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
  • Regular Deadline: Tuesday, October 16, 2018*

*Admissions rolling thereafter as space remains available

Who Can Participate:

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

Related Areas of Study:

  • Food Studies
  • Media, Culture, and Communications
  • Nutrition and Dietetics 
  • Sociology 

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 following Spring 2019 course for a total of 3 points. Students should consult their academic adviser for approval. 

  • FOOD-GE 2271.095 (19460)-  Food & Culture: Intensive Graduate Seminar in New Orleans (3 points)

Draft 2014 Course Syllabus


Dr. Meryl Rosofsky,


2019 Graduate Tuition: $1,726 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 2019 course load and tuition

Tuition will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Spring 2019.

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities

Other Costs:

2019 Housing fees: TBA

2019 Activity fees: TBA

Housing and Activity fees are billed through the Bursar and will be due in accordance with the Bursar's Spring 2017 billing schedule.

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.

Studentwillbenotified 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: KayakHipmunkVayamaGoogle Flights and Student Universe for student rates.


Housing will be arranged by the Office of Global Affairs in a centrally-located hotel in New Orleans.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates.

Airport transfers: Students arrange their own transportation to/from the airport. Information on shuttles from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) will be provided prior to the trip.

Admitted Student Resources: click here