Lifestyles of the Mediterranean - Winter



Program Syllabus

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The course Lifestyles of the Mediterranean combines theoretical lectures, field trips, excursions and interactive educational activities to cover the fundamental principles and components of the Mediterranean lifestyle, i.e., the adoption of the Mediterranean diet, the promotion of a physically active lifestyle, and other lifestyle habits that have been found beneficial for health.

Term: Winter 2020
Credits:  3
Date: Jan 2-15, 2020 (Note: Program begins Jan 2, 2020 at 7pm in Athens. Please arrange to arrive accordingly) 
Program Cost: $3,399 - Undergraduate/NJ Residents

Application Closed.

For those interested in the  "Service Learning and Sustainable Lifestyle in Greece" course for Winter 2020, please contact Study Abroad Program Manager Saharish Javed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Winter Faculty Director Profile

Dr. Sidossis is a distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Health. He is a native of Greece and has spent the past 25 years researching the role of lifestyle factors i.e. diet and physical activity in the prevention and treatment of various diseases including obesity, insulin resistance and dyslipidemias.

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Quick Facts


Language of Instruction:
Suggested G.P.A.: 2.5
Class Standing: Undergraduate / Graduate
Number of Credits: 3 (Fulfills 3-credit upper level elective for Exercise Science and Sport Management majors. Other majors should check with their Department for any credit equivalency.)
Program Type: Faculty Led
Program Director: Labros Sidossis
Non-Rutgers Students: Yes
Majors: All



Student Reflections 

“I learned not to worry about things I cannot control. I gained skills to help me appreciating“I learned not to worry about things I cannot control. I gained skills to help me appreciating the experience, regardless of my value judgement of it at the time. I learned that my exercise and diet habits at home are extremely stringent and gained a new appreciation for health as opposed to athleticism.”
Samantha Jozwik - Winter 2019

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Take a step beyond New Jersey borders via the blog of some of the students who traveled with us to Greece over the past few semesters!

“We are very happy and honored to be working with  Harvard University's Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece  which will host some of the course activities in Nafplio for another year!"