Global Affairs

Cuba: International Issues in Nutrition and Food

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 health care systems through a combination of lectures, seminars, field trips, fieldwork, and research.


Havana, Cuba

Program Dates:

January 2 - 16, 2018

Application Deadlines:

Effective October 20, this program is closed and no longer accepting applications.

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 #21071) 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 


2018 Graduate Tuition: $ 1,660 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 2018 course load and tuition

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

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities

Other Costs:

2018 Housing and Activity Fees : $2200

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 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.

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