Eating, Cooking, and Living in the Mediterranean Way: Greek Islands
Application Deadline: 1 December 2022
Discover firsthand the Mediterranean way of eating, cooking, and living in Greece, and how this way of life benefits health. Experience the Mediterranean diet the way locals do through cooking classes, market visits, food tours, eating home-cooked meals with families, and other culinary activities. Learn to apply this knowledge to the practice of culinary medicine, which blends the art of food and cooking with the science of medicine and health. Explore the concepts of wellness and mind/body health within the Mediterranean context. Interact with local Greeks to gain insight into culture and their way of life. Enjoy walks and hikes along beautiful landscapes such as the walk from Fira to Oia, overlooking Santorini’s famous caldera and Crete’s famous Samariá Gorge. Take in the splendor of Athens’ ancient historical/architectural sites, and the natural beauty of Meteora and other great destinations. Take courses focusing on the Mediterranean diet and mind/body health, or a readings course focusing on learning skills in the areas of culinary and lifestyle medicine.
This program is perfect for students preparing for careers in medicine, nursing, allied health, nutrition, psychology, and public health. Those interested in doing health or wellness coaching, health promotion, lifestyle medicine, health teaching, patient education, or health/nutrition counseling in their future will develop skills that will enhance their professional skillset. Students must be prepared/able to walk/hike 4–10 miles a day, navigate and ride public transportation, and pack light as we will be on the go during the entire program.
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