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Urban — Global Public Health

Study Abroad Opportunities: Summer 2020

Course Desctiptions:

Food and Mediterranean Culture
Dates: June 11 to June 27, 2020
Athens and Kalamata, Greece


Shauna Downs, PhD
Assistant Professor, Urban-Global Public Health
Rutgers School of Public Health

Antonia Matalas, PhD
Professor, Nutritional Anthropology
Harokopio University

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 and culinary aspects of food production and consumption in the Mediterranean region.

Estimated Costs

Estimated Course Fee: $3,600 (approximate)

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

Other Costs
Tuition: $2,604 (NJ Resident) or $3,903 (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

January 25, 2020 Statement of intent to enroll (non-binding)
February 1, 2020 Letter of intent due
March 1, 2020 Rutgers Global Application due
March 15, 2020 Non-refundable deposit due to Rutgers Global ($500)
April, 2020 Pre-departure information session
June 11, 2020 Depart for Athens, Greece
June 27, 2020 Return to New Jersey