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The Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest diet patterns in the world. In this course, participants will examine food and nutrition from a cultural, health, historical, political, agricultural, sustainability, and culinary perspective. Participants will also investigate Italy's agriculture, cuisine, and health system through site visits both within Florence and in nearby towns and other regions in Italy.
We will learn from expert guest speakers, food writers, journalists, cookbook authors, chefs, farmers, olive oil experts, sommeliers, food historians, and other leaders in food, nutrition, and health. Participants will also visit farms, markets, wineries, cheese producers, and more.
The goal is to use the host country as a case study for cultural analysis and to provide a window of understanding into our own food and culture.
May 30 - June 14, 2023
- Priority Deadline: February 9, 2023
- Regular Deadline: March 9, 2023*
*Rolling admission continues thereafter on a space-available basis
Who Can Participate:
- NYU graduate students
- NYU undergraduate students who have:
- 96+ earned credits by course start date
- related coursework
- approval from the faculty director as well as their advisor
- Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are both:
- U.S. citizens or permanent residents
- Currently hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.
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.
Students register for a total of 3 credits:
- NUTR-GE 2208, Section 099 (Class #3833) International Studies in Foods and Nutrition (3 credits)
This course is offered through the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies.
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.
Sample Syllabus Forthcoming
Lisa Sasson, Associate Dean for Global Affairs and Experiential Learning and Clinical Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies.
Students stay in shared-occupancy housing arranged by the Office of Global Affairs.
Your accommodation arrangements are included in your Housing and Activity Fees.
Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.
- Steinhardt Graduate Tuition Fee (3 credits) - $6,060
- Steinhardt Graduate Registration and Services Fees - $687
- Housing & Activity Fee - $1,700
- GeoBlue International Health Insurance - Included
Estimated Direct Cost Total - $8,447
View NYU Steinhardt Graduate Study Tuition and Fees set for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Tuition, Housing, and Activity fees will be due based on Bursar's Payment Schedule for the January 2023 term.
PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for purchasing transportation and airfare to/from the program location. All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing.
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: Kayak, Google Flights, and Student Universe for student rates.
Students are encouraged to budget for study abroad programs based on individual needs. You may use online budgeting tools such as Numbeo, Expatistan, and Budget Your Trip to budget for your ideal study abroad experience.
Learn about graduate study abroad scholarships and other funding opportunities.
Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:
Global Affairs will inform participants about pandemic-related travel and entry requirements for their destination. COVID-19 vaccination is required, and testing may also be necessary for departure to and returning from your program destination.
Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. Please keep in mind that flights arriving into Florence typically depart New York a day in advance. All participants are strongly encouraged to purchase refundable flights.
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: US citizens require a valid passport and do not require a visa for visits to Italy of less than 90 days in duration.
All other passport holders should check their visa requirements on the embassy/consulate website respective of their nationality. For further guidance on visas and other non-immigration matters, contact OGS Outbound Student Services at email@example.com.
Helpful links: US Department of State, Center for Disease Control, Lonely Planet Guide, NYU Florence.
Weather: In July, temperatures in Florence typically range from 65°F to 90°F. There is very little chance of rain. Visit BBC Weather to learn more about local weather conditions in Italy.
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