Lifestyles of the Mediterranean - Winter

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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 2022 CANCELLED
Credits:  3
Date: Jan 2-16, 2022 (Note: Program begins Jan 2, 2022 at 7pm in Athens. Please arrange to arrive accordingly) 
Program Cost: $3,562* - Undergraduate/NJ Residents *Estimate

For those interested in the  "Service Learning and Sustainable Lifestyle in Greece" course for Winter 2022, please contact Study Abroad Program Manager Kristin Osborn 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 in 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: English
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 feel like I have gained some valuable knowledge and skills over the past two weeks. I knew it was going to be fun but at the same time a great deal of work. I think that I learned more than I thought I was going to. I didn’t anticipate the course being this amount of work. I enjoyed this class immensely and I will probably talk about it for years to come.”
Rachel Goodman - Summer 2017

Read More

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!"