Global Affairs

Israel: Food, Culture, and Nutrition

Through study & travel, this course explores how agriculture, food cuisine, nutrition, & health affect & are affected by the unique culture, history, climate, geography, & economic & political systems of selected countries. The course draws on local academic & professional experts, food producers, & food service providers to investigate these interrelationships through field trips, site visits, interviews, lectures, seminars, & demonstrations, with an emphasis on cross-cultural perspectives.


Tel Aviv, Israel

Travel Dates:

May 27 - June 11, 2018

Application Deadlines:

Priority Deadline: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 

Regular Deadline 1: Tuesday February 13, 2018

Regular Deadline 2: Tuesday March 22, 2018 

Admissions rolling thereafter as space remains available  

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • NYU Undergraduates who have:
    • 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:
  • Cultural Anthropology and Social Geography
  • Food Studies
  • International Education
  • Media, Culture, and Communication
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Tourism and Hospitality


Students register for the summer 2018 course number listed below for a total of 4 points:

  • NUTR-GE.2208.098 (class #1789): International Study in Food and Nutrition

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.


Lisa Sasson, Clinical Assistant Professor, Nutrition; Director, Dietetic Internship 


 2018 Graduate Tuition: $1,660 per point plus registration and services fees.

NYU students: this course counts toward your Summer 2018 course load and tuition

Tuition will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Summer 2018.

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities

Other Costs:

2018 Housing Fees: $1200 

2018 Activity Fees: $700

Housing and Activity fees are billed through the Bursar and will be due in accordance with the Bursar's Summer 2018 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 meals while abroad.

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 reside in shared-occupancy accommodations arranged by Global Affairs.

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. 

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 for U.S. citizens.  All other passport holders should check visa requirements. To explore visa requirements and application instructions for other nationalities please visit the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Helpful linksUS State Department,  Center for Disease Control, Lonely Planet Guide.

Admitted Student Resources: click here