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Italy: Italian Cuisine and the Mediterranean Diet

This multidisciplinary course will explore the complexity of a wide range of issues related to food, nutrition, culture, health, and agriculture in Italy. The course draws from the knowledge of academic and professional experts, food producers and locals to investigate these interrelationships through field trips, site visits, interviews, and lectures.

Location:

Rome and Florence, Italy

Program Dates:

Summer 2020; Dates TBD

Application Deadlines
  • Priority Deadline: December 1, 2019
  • Regular Deadline: February 1, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2020*
    *Admission continues thereafter on a space-available basis.
Who Can Participate:
  • NYU graduate students
  • NYU undergraduates
    • 96+ earned credits by course start date
    • 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:
  • Cultural Anthropology and Social Geography
  • Food Studies
  • International Education
  • Media, Culture, and Communication
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Tourism and Hospitality

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

Course(s):

Students register for the Summer 2020 course number listed below:

  • NUTR-GE.2208.098 (Class # TBD) International Study in Food and Nutrition (4 credits)

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

A draft course syllabus and itinerary for this program are available upon request to steinhardt.global@nyu.edu.

Faculty:

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

Tuition:

2020 Graduate Tuition: $1,795 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 Summer 2020 course load and tuition

Tuition will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Summer 2020.

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities

Other Costs:

2020 Housing and Activity Fees have yet to be finalized.  Participants can expect costs to be similar to 2017;

2017 Housing Fee: $1100

2017 Activity Fee: $1000 

Housing and Activity fees are billed through the Bursar and will be due in accordance with the Bursar's Summer 2020 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.

Students 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: KayakHipmunkVayamaGoogle Flights and Student Universe for student rates.

Accommodations:

Students will reside in shared-occupancy accommodations arranged by Global Affairs.

The cost of your accommodation is 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. Please keep in mind that flights from New York to Florence typically depart a day in advance. 

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 visiting.  All other passport holders should check visa requirements. To explore visa requirements and application instructions for other nationalities please visit the Consulate General of Italy.

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