Spring Break 2020 Study Abroad

Spring Break 2020 - Study Abroad Opportunities


  • GPH-GU 9202 Aging, Health and the Environment: A Global Perspective - NYU Florence (3 credits)
  • GPH-GU 9500 Topics in Public Health: Current Issues in Latino Health - NYU Madrid (3 credits)
  • GPH-GU 9342 Global Issues in Public Health Nutrition: Sustainable Food Systems & Nutrition Transition in a Global NCD Crisis - Costa Rica (3 credits)

HOW TO ENROLL

  1. Complete the Pre-Registration Form. This form closes on Monday, December 16th (it will close on December 2nd for Costa Rica only).
  2. Scan and save a color copy of your passport as LAST NAME_LOCATION (example: Smith_Florence); email it as an attachment (in PDF of JPEG format) by Monday, December 16th to Spring_.e7outkzefk6jvznl@u.box.com. Make sure there is no text included ​in ​body of email​ or subject line.​
  3. Submit non-refundable program fee (each course has a different fee - see below for instructions) by Monday, December 16th*; 
  4. Email gph.registration@nyu.edu confirming you have completed steps 2 & 3;
  5. Receive permission code to register for the course from GPH Registration;
  6. Enroll in the course. 
  7. Receive information on when to book your flights, accommodations, program details, visa information and more!

*To submit your program fee, go into the Student Center in Albert and click "View Bursar Account" link, located under the finances menu; click on "Make a Payment" in Spring; enter in the relevant program fee amount. Be sure to submit the program fee separately from other Spring tuition payments.

NOTE: program fees will be refunded to students who are unable to obtain a visa or the course does not run due to low enrollment. See the FAQs for instructions on how to submit the fee.

DATES TO REMEMBER

  • Friday, November 1st: Pre-Registration form opens
  • Monday, December 2nd: Pre-Registration form for Costa Rica closes
  • Monday, December 16th: Pre-Registration form closes and scanned, color copy of passport due
  • Monday, December 16th: Program fee due (late submissions will not be accepted) 

 Please read Frequently Asked Questions. For further questions, email gph.global@nyu.edu.

REQUIREMENTS

Students MUST have a 3.0 GPA to be enrolled in a study abroad course;
Students must have completed or are currently be enrolled in any pre-requisites for the course;
Students must get approval from their Advisers or Department Chair/Director if a course they want to take is not listed on their course sequencing for their concentration;
Passports must be valid for 6 months AFTER the end of the program date.

GPH-GU 9342 Global Issues in Public Health Nutrition: Sustainable Food Systems & Nutrition Transition in a Global NCD Crisis 

Costa Rica
Dr. Niyati Parekh

Co-created by faculty from New York University and the InterAmerican Center for Global Health (CISG), this unique program will explore some of the pressing challenges in the field of global health and nutrition; the epidemiological transition, with a specific focus on chronic disease, nutrition and their relation to the social determinants of health. Engagement with communities, policymakers, guided site visits, workshop activities, and participatory learning environments will allow the instilment of enhanced critical thinking skills required to provide ethical, sustainable, and just solutions to this issue.

Topics of the course will include:
Burden of disease – now and then
Demographic transition (La Carpio, informal settlement)
Determinants of the Epidemiological transition
Culture and health (indigenous territory)
Early life and chronic diseases (Cen CINAI)
Education System (FAO, School Visit)
Health Systems (EBAIS)
Food Systems (African Palm – Corredores)
Policies and strategies for transitioning countries

Pre-requisites: none

Arrival: Saturday March 14, 2020
Program Dates: March 15-21, 2020
Departure: Saturday, March 21, 2020
Program Fee: $1350
Housing: Shared doubles
Meals: 3 meals a day
Airfare: Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own airfare. Do not book your flights until you are notified to do so.

GPH-GU 9202 Aging, Health and the Environment: A Global Perspective

NYU Florence
Dr. Alexis Merdjanoff

Based in NYU Florence, this course will contrast U.S. and international approaches to aging, health, and environmental risk. The world population is growing older: by 2050 the global population of those over 60 years old will reach nearly 2 billion. Italy, in particular, has the largest proportion (21.4%) of elderly citizens in all of Europe. There are several environmental risk factors that affect the aging process, including disasters, climate change, and pollutants. We will cover theories and principles of gerontology, climate change, disasters, and the built environment with the goal of understanding how environmental risk factors shape the aging process. Lastly, we will consider how Italian approaches to aging and health, including those of policymakers and local stakeholders, differ from the U.S. model.

Pre-requisites: GPH-GU 2140 or 5140

Arrival: Saturday, March 14, 2020
Program Dates: March 15-20, 2020
Departure: Saturday, March 21, 2020
Program Fee: $450
Housing: Students are responsible for finding their own accommodations while studying in Florence.
Meals: No Meal Plan
Airfare: Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own airfare. Do not book your flights until you are notified to do so.

GPH-GU 9500 Current Issues in Latino Health

NYU Madrid
Dr. Ana F. Abraído-Lanza

This course provides an overview of selected topics concerning the health of Latino populations in the United States. Topics addressed include: the heterogeneity of Latino groups; conceptual, methodological, and research issues related to Latino health; immigration; and acculturation. Emphasis is also placed on historical and cultural contexts, including an overview of historical forces and issues relevant to Spain.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to: (1) describe the health status and major sociodemographic profiles of Latino groups in the United States, (2) discuss health issues affecting these populations, and identify gaps in the literature, (3) explain the significance of social, behavioral, cultural, and historical factors contributing to the health of Latino populations.

Arrival: Sunday, March 15, 2020
Program Dates: March 16-21, 2020
Departure: Saturday, March 21, 2020
Program Fee: $500
Housing: Students are responsible for finding their own accommodations while studying in Madrid.
Meals: No Meal Plan
Airfare: Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own airfare. Do not book your flights until you are notified to do so.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Can I select more than one study abroad course? No - you can only select one course to enroll in during the specified term. If you have questions about the course, you should attend the Information Session or contact the faculty member. 
  • When can I book my flight? Students should not book their flights until they are told to do so from GPH administrators. Each course must meet minimum enrollment in order to run a course.
  • How do I send in my passport? Passports should be submitted using the link listed in the "how to enroll" section at the top of this page. You do not need to include a subject line or text in the email body. Passports should be saved in a PDF or JPEG format as LAST NAME LOCATION. Upon submission, you will receive an email letting you know that it has been submitted properly.
  • When can I register? Once you have completed the "how to enroll" tasks, you will receive an access code and can register.
  • Do J-Term courses count as part of my Spring course load? Yes.
  • What does the program fee cover? In general, a program fee covers housing and activities (including local transportation), but it depends on the course. Please scroll to the course you are interested in for specific details on what the fee covers. In some locations, housing and the activity fee are separate since housing at the NYU site is optional and students are billed directly from the site.
  • How do I submit the program fee? Go into the Student Center in Albert and click "View Bursar Account" link, located under the finances menu; click on "Make a Payment" in Spring; enter in the relevant program fee amount. Be sure to submit the program fee separately from other Spring tuition payments.
  • Does financial aid cover the program fee? Yes, though you must contact the Office of Financial Aid (212-998-4444 or financial.aid@nyu.edu) to discuss this with them; it is not automatically covered. 
  • Is airfare included? No, airfare is not included in the program fee unless otherwise noted.
  • Will I need a visa? Depending on your nationality and the country you are visiting, you may need a visa. Please review the course details for more information. 
  • Can I arrive early? Yes, but you are responsible for finding your own accommodations. Students must check in and check out on the listed dates per program. If you require a visa, you will need to check with the Office of Global Services as to whether you can arrive early or depart after the program dates.
  • Can I travel on the weekend? Yes, if your coursework allows you the time to travel outside of your host city, but you must notify the site administrators and gph.global@nyu.edu in advance of confirming your plans, and enter your information here.

Other Important Information


  • Late confirmation fee payments will not be accepted. Students that do not deposit on time risk losing their spot in the course.  
  • Program day-to-day schedules and syllabus content are subject to change and will be distributed in advance of departure. Some courses may require online modules or advanced readings to be completed prior to travel.
  • Students should make sure they are up to date with their immunizations and contact NYU Travel Medicine to see if any vaccinations are required before travel. 
  • Students cannot miss class due to their flight schedules. Make sure you do not book your flight to arrive after the course starts, or before the end of the last class. 
  • If you need a housing or academic accommodation, please contact the Moses Center as soon as you are admitted.
  • Students are responsible for obtaining their visas, if needed, but will be provided guidance from GPH and the Office of Global Services (OGS).
  • All international students should contact the Office of Global Services regarding their status and to obtain a travel signature. 
  • NYU Traveler/Egencia is the preferred methods for students to book their flights since your information will automatically be uploaded to NYU Public Safety. The following student travel websites are also popular, though not endorsed or necessarily recommended by NYU:

Submitting your confirmation fee

This confirmation should be submitted as a preemptive payment into your student account via eSuite. Note that you will not be billed for the fee and you should not expect to see the charge on your student account. Please submit it separately from other spring semester payments.  

Instructions for submitting a payment to your student account can be found on the website of the Office of the Bursar.