Global Affairs

Food, Culture and Globalization

This course interrogates current transformations in the food systems and food cultures of New York City and Sydney, Australia under conditions of globalization to examine: role of food in the culture of a city both as a source of soft power (through touristic transactions, youth cultural cache, and consecration); and the dynamic politics of large immigrant populations that have for a long time made a living in the feeding occupations in both cities, and still often live in ethnic enclaves that have recently become tourist attractions. 


NYU Washington Square and Sydney, Australia

Program Dates:

Fall 2017 on Washington Square; travel to Sydney March 9-18, 2018

Application Deadlines:

Applications for 2017-2018 will be sent to eligible students by May 31

Who Can Apply:

Eligibility is listed on website

Course May Count Towards:

  • Cultures and Context CORE
  • Liberal Arts elective
  • Unrestricted elective
  • Counts toward major or minor in Nutrition and Food Studies


Meeting Times: TR 3:30-4:45 pm 

Class Location: Please check Albert for classroom locations.

Course Number: FOOD-UE.8181.001


Krishnendu Ray, Associate Professor, Food Studies; Department Chair


Undergraduate Tuition: Tuition for the 4-credit course are the same as a regular NYU course.

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

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Other Costs:

Participants are responsible for:

  • $400 program fee
  • Daily personal spending money, including most lunches and dinners, snacks, souvenirs, etc.
  • Any pre-departure immunization or medical expenses as required by NYU or recommended by students' personal doctors or the NYU Health Center
  • Visa fees if required
  • Cost of obtaining a passport, if student does not already have one
  • Regular tuition and registration fees


Students will stay in a hotel during the travel component of the seminar.  Rooms are double occupancy.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: NYU Steinhardt will book and pay for roundtrip air travel to Sydney, based on the program travel dates.  Students will be required to travel as a group, and alternative flight plans are not allowed.

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date.

VisaUS citizens require a valid passport and do not require a visa for visits to Australia less than three months of duration.  All other passport holders should check  with their respective visa requirements

Helpful links: US State Department,  Center for Disease Control.