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Nutrition and Food Studies

Undergraduate Semester Abroad

Study at NYU ACCRA

Nutrition and the Life Cycle is offered in Accra during the fall semester and Introduction to Global Issues: The African Perspective is offered during the spring semester.  Both courses offer students a valuable experience as they are tailored to the local culture and local challenges.

Students in Accra may also enhance their coursework by taking classes at the University of Ghana-Legon, studying alongside West Africa’s top students.

Students in Nutrition and Food Studies are encouraged to study away in Accra and enroll in major-related courses that will allow them to be integrated into the city and local culture, while completing courses towards their degree.

How to Apply

Visit the NYU Office of Global Programs website for a complete list of current course offerings and application guidelines. Financial aid and scholarships are available to NYU students.

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Student Life

Our on-site staff will provide support for you during your time abroad. We’ll help you connect with your host culture throughout your stay with orientation, trips, student clubs, and language exchanges. Housing is guaranteed to all students and will vary by location.

Further Opportunities

Students may also consider the Food, Culture and Globalization course (2 credits) currently being offered in the fall and spring in London and Florence.  This course investigates current transformations in the food systems and cultures of the local city under conditions of globalization.

We offer many core, liberal arts, and content elective courses abroad that allow you to explore your interests across continents and cultures.

You can also gain professional experience through part-time internship opportunities. Each global location has unique professional opportunities tailored to diverse student interests. You can participate in internships for credit or not for credit, depending on your needs.

No matter where you choose to spend a semester abroad, you’ll gain new experiences and exposure to a wider world.

Please talk with your academic adviser about making our global locations work with your program of study.

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Admissions Process 

Office of Global Programs
383 Lafayette Street, 4th Floor 
New York, NY 10003-7011