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Introduction to Global Issues in Nutrition

This course introduces students to current nutrition and malnutrition issues from a global perspective. It integrates basic information about food intake and nutrition into discussions of nutrition-related issues around the world including evaluations, policies, and programs designed to improve the nutritional status of populations and to overcome barriers to their implementation.

Domingo Piñero

Clinical Associate Professor, Nutrition; Director, Undergraduate Program

NYU Washington Square and Accra, Ghana

Program Dates:

Spring 2020 in Washington Square; Travel to Accra Friday, March 13 - Sunday, March 22, 2020

Application Deadlines:

Applications for 2019-2020 will be sent to eligible students by May 30, 2019.


Eligible candidates for global honors seminars are Steinhardt students enrolled in their freshman or sophomore year during 2019-2020. You must have a Steinhardt cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and demonstrate a record of leadership, community engagement, and service. 

Students may participate in only one global honors seminar during their degree.

Course May Count Towards:

Cultures & Context CORE
Liberal Arts elective
Unrestricted elective
Major or minor in Nutrition and Food Studies


Meeting Times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30am - 10:45am
Class Location: TBD
Course Number: NUTR-UE 8187.800


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 2020.

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
Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: NYU Steinhardt will book and pay for roundtrip air travel to Accra, 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.

A visa is required for all US citizens, which requires a copy of a valid yellow fever vaccination card. Learn more through the Ghana Consulate in New York. Further details and instructions for obtaining a visa to Ghana will be provided during program orientation.

Helpful links: US State DepartmentCenters for Disease Control.