GLOBAL HEALTH INTERNSHIP
Discover the Mediterranean way of eating, cooking, and living first-hand 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. 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. Take in the splendor of Athen’s ancient historical/architectural sites and the natural beauty of Meteora and other great destinations. Program destinations include: Athens, Meteora, Thessaloniki, Crete, Santorini, and Naxos. Take courses focusing on the Mediterranean diet. mind/body health, or a readings course focusing on learning skills in the areas of culinary and lifestyle medicine. This program is open to students in all majors. The program will satisfy those with interests in healthy eating and wellness lifestyle, Greek culture and cuisine, culinary and lifestyle medicine, culinary skills development, and experiential travel. Students must be prepared/able to: walk/hike 4-10 miles a day; navigate and ride public transportation; pack light (as we will be on the go during the entire program); interact with locals; eat and sample a wide variety of foods (including sea food); have an openness to trying new foods not previously eaten. This program is not recommend for those with gluten or dairy issues, or those who are ”picky” eaters. This boutique travel experience is limited to only 14 participants.
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