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Study Abroad Opportunities: Summer 2022

Food and Mediterranean Culture
Dates: Friday, May 20 to Saturday, June 4, 2022
Location: Athens and Kalamata, Greece

This course will provide in-depth knowledge and analysis of food production and consumption in the Mediterranean region using a food systems approach. Students will learn about the various components of the Mediterranean Diet pattern, its health, economic, social, and environmental considerations and trade-offs, as well as how to measure its adherence. Through a combination of in-class lectures and experiential learning, students will gain a deep understanding of the historical, cultural culinary aspects of food production and consumption in the Mediterranean region.

Migration in the European Context: Challenges for Public Health
Dates: Friday, June 3 to Saturday, June 18, 2022
Locations: Athens, Greece

This course provides a broad spectrum of theoretical knowledge on issues related to migrants’ health and the related policies in a European context – having as a background “scene” the 2015 migration crisis in Greece. In addition, it provides an opportunity for students to be on the field and interact with those who provide health care to newly arrived migrants/refugees in the island of Chios, one of the entry points in Greece. Thus, students can build a comprehensive multi-sectorial approach in issues related to migrant/refugee health.


Ohemaa A. Boahemaa
Coordinator, Practice and Global Affairs
Rutgers School of Public Health

Estimated Costs

Estimated Course Fee: $3,600 (approximate)

  • Flight
  • Accomodations
  • Local transportation
  • All cultural and immersion activities
  • Breakfast and lunch

Other Costs
Tuition: $2,778 (NJ Resident) or $4,161 (out-of-state)
Visa fees: $0 US Citizens, varied for other nationals

Financial Aid opportunities: There will be opportunities for financial assistant for Rutgers SPH students sponsored by Rutgers SPH. Students will have the opportunity to apply for these opportunities in spring 2020 and will be selected based on a combination of need and merit.

Additional scholarship opportunities for all students, through Rutgers Global, can be found here.

Important Dates

February 15, 2022 State of intent to enroll (non-binding) due
March 1, 2022 Rutgers Global Application due
March 15, 2022 Non-refundable deposit due to Rutgers Global ($500)
April 2022 Pre-departure information sessions
May 20 to June 4, 2022 Food and Mediterranean Course in Athens, Greece
June 3 to June 18, 2022 June 3 to June 18, 2022