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


Havana, Cuba

Program Dates:

January 7 - 21, 2020

Application Deadlines

As of September 16th, this program is closed and no longer accepting applications.

Who Can Participate:
  • NYU graduate students
  • NYU undergraduates who have:
    • 96+ earned credits by the program travel dates
    • related coursework
    • 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:
  • 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 # 5643) International Issues in Nutrition and Food: Cuba - 3 points

Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.

Sample Syllabus


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

  • Steinhardt Graduate Tuition Fee (3 credits) - $5,385        
  • Graduate Registration and Services Fees - $651
  • Housing & Activity Fee - $2,200           
  • GeoBlue International Health Insurance - Included

Estimated Direct Cost Total - $8,236

PLEASE NOTE: Roundtrip airfare is included in the Housing & Activity Fee for this program. All participants of the program fly together on one group flight. Students are responsible for transportation to/from the designated New York airport. All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing.

Students are encouraged to budget for study abroad programs based on individual needs using available online resources. Tuition, Housing, and Activity fees will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Spring 2020.

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities.


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. Visit Cuba Weather to learn more about local weather conditions in Cuba.

Student Resources:

Visit the Steinhardt Study Abroad Student Resources website and get a head start on preparing for your study abroad program experience.


Visit the Office of Global Affairs Short-Term Graduate Courses Policies page.

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