Examine the main factors affecting food, nutrition, and health practices in Cuba. Students will learn about traditional nutrition and health practices, nutrition programs and the Cuban nutrition and healthcare systems through a combination of lectures, seminars, field trips, fieldwork, and research.


Havana, Cuba

Program Dates:

January 3 - 17, 2019

Application Deadlines:

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:

  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Food Studies
  • Environmental Conservation

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


Students register for a total of 3 points and take the following course:

  • NUTR-GE 2111 Section 095 (Class # 6102) International Issues in Nutrition and Food: Cuba - 3 points
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.

Draft 2018 Syllabus and Schedule


Kristie Lancaster, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, Associate Professor; Director, Graduate Nutrition Program 


2019 Graduate Tuition: $1,726 per point plus registration and services fees

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 and Activity Fees: TBA

Housing and Activity fees are billed through the Bursar and will be due in accordance with the Bursar billing schedule. This fee includes a required international group flight. 


Students will reside in shared-occupancy accommodations arranged by the 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 must travel, enter, and leave Cuba with the faculty director. Group travel to Cuba and within the country will be prearranged and covered by housing/activity fees. 

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: All participants will require visas, arranged by Steinhardt Global Affairs.

Helpful linksUS State DepartmentCenter for Disease ControlLonely Planet Guide: Cuba

Weather: In January the average high is 79°F and the average low is 61°F.

Helpful links: CubaWeather.org