Nutritional Sciences

As a Nutritional Sciences major, you can:

  • Explore a variety of courses that can count towards your major or minor as core requirements, related courses, and electives.
  • Participate in an internship, field study, or research experience abroad to gain real-world experience

Nutritional Sciences students should prioritize speaking with their academic advisor early in their academic career about the best semester for them to go abroad. Flexibility regarding what courses Nutritional Sciences students may be able to take abroad and in what term they can go may vary depending on required course availability, lab-based course sequencing, and their chosen track within the major. Generally, students can take General Education requirements, electives, and courses that may count towards major track requirements.

Nutrition, Health, and Disease Prevention: Courses that may satisfy track or major requirements that may be available abroad are Molecular Cell Biology and Nutritional Science Foreign Study.

Didactic Program in Dietetics: Courses that may satisfy track or major requirements that may be available abroad are Sociology, Molecular Cell Biology, and Nutritional Science Foreign Study.

Pre-Medical Profession: Courses that may satisfy track or major requirements that may be available abroad are Sociology, Molecular Cell Biology, Psychology, Physics, and Nutritional Science Foreign Study Courses.

Graduate Program Requirements: Certain courses (e.g. lab courses) taken abroad may not be accepted by graduate programs as meeting admissions requirements, so it is important to discuss those requirements with your academic advisor. Nutritional Sciences students should keep in mind that courses with laboratory components are typically not available abroad, and will likely have to be taken in residence at UConn.

When planning an experience abroad, be sure to keep in mind your electives, any extra credits you may be able to use to your advantage, as well as current and upcoming terms in your course of study. For students who have a strict course sequence to follow each semester, a summer or winter program might be a good option.

These programs are recommended based on your academic interests but students can explore additional approved program options via the Program Search.

Faculty-Led

Summer Mediterranean Diet and Tuscan Cuisine in Florence
Florence, Italy
On this program, students take one Allied Health Sciences course taught by a UConn faculty member (AH 2330: Italy’s Mediterranean Food and Our Health), and one History course. The Allied Health Sciences course can count as a Content Area 4: Diversity and Multiculturalism – International requirement. Food related tours and workshops are scheduled throughout the program to provide students with a hands-on experience.

Summer Global One Health in Ireland: Irish and US Perspectives
Dublin, Ireland
On this program, students explore the Global One Health concept for one week in the U.S. and for two weeks in Ireland. Students will participate in farm tours and workshops throughout New England and Ireland.

Exchange

National University of Singapore

Republic of Singapore

This program offers approved courses in Molecular Cell Biology and Nutritional Science Foreign Study. Many courses within the natural sciences are offered on this program.

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

This program offers approved courses in Molecular Cell Biology, Psychology, and Sociology. Many courses within the natural sciences are offered on this program.

University of Wollongong

Wollongong, Australia

This program offers approved courses in Molecular Cell Biology and Physics.

Affiliated

Umbra Institute in Perugia – Food & Sustainability Studies Program

Perugia, Italy

The Food & Sustainability Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program with three tracks: Food Studies, Environmental Studies & Sustainability, and a Dual Track. Students take an Italian class and then choose three food or sustainability related courses. All courses include co-curricular field trips.

Finances are an integral part of the program selection and planning process. Students should research scholarships early to meet application deadlines and request essay feedback from advisors and the Writing Center.

 

Featured Scholarships:

McMahon Family Endowment for Global Education

Elizabeth C. Hanson Scholarship

College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources Scholarships

To learn more and discover other financial opportunities to fund your Education Abroad opportunity, visit our scholarships page.

Students are encouraged to gather information through advising and participating in Education Abroad events:

Education Abroad Calendar
Learn about upcoming information sessions and events.

Education Abroad Advisor
Schedule an appointment.

Nutritional Sciences Department
Schedule an appointment with your advisor.

Financial Aid for Education Abroad
Learn how to use your financial aid.

Academic

As a Nutritional Sciences major, you can:

  • Explore a variety of courses that can count towards your major or minor as core requirements, related courses, and electives.
  • Participate in an internship, field study, or research experience abroad to gain real-world experience

Nutritional Sciences students should prioritize speaking with their academic advisor early in their academic career about the best semester for them to go abroad. Flexibility regarding what courses Nutritional Sciences students may be able to take abroad and in what term they can go may vary depending on required course availability, lab-based course sequencing, and their chosen track within the major. Generally, students can take General Education requirements, electives, and courses that may count towards major track requirements.

Nutrition, Health, and Disease Prevention: Courses that may satisfy track or major requirements that may be available abroad are Molecular Cell Biology and Nutritional Science Foreign Study.

Didactic Program in Dietetics: Courses that may satisfy track or major requirements that may be available abroad are Sociology, Molecular Cell Biology, and Nutritional Science Foreign Study.

Pre-Medical Profession: Courses that may satisfy track or major requirements that may be available abroad are Sociology, Molecular Cell Biology, Psychology, Physics, and Nutritional Science Foreign Study Courses.

Graduate Program Requirements: Certain courses (e.g. lab courses) taken abroad may not be accepted by graduate programs as meeting admissions requirements, so it is important to discuss those requirements with your academic advisor. Nutritional Sciences students should keep in mind that courses with laboratory components are typically not available abroad, and will likely have to be taken in residence at UConn.

When planning an experience abroad, be sure to keep in mind your electives, any extra credits you may be able to use to your advantage, as well as current and upcoming terms in your course of study. For students who have a strict course sequence to follow each semester, a summer or winter program might be a good option.

Programs

These programs are recommended based on your academic interests but students can explore additional approved program options via the Program Search.

Faculty-Led

Summer Mediterranean Diet and Tuscan Cuisine in Florence
Florence, Italy
On this program, students take one Allied Health Sciences course taught by a UConn faculty member (AH 2330: Italy’s Mediterranean Food and Our Health), and one History course. The Allied Health Sciences course can count as a Content Area 4: Diversity and Multiculturalism – International requirement. Food related tours and workshops are scheduled throughout the program to provide students with a hands-on experience.

Summer Global One Health in Ireland: Irish and US Perspectives
Dublin, Ireland
On this program, students explore the Global One Health concept for one week in the U.S. and for two weeks in Ireland. Students will participate in farm tours and workshops throughout New England and Ireland.

Exchange

National University of Singapore

Republic of Singapore

This program offers approved courses in Molecular Cell Biology and Nutritional Science Foreign Study. Many courses within the natural sciences are offered on this program.

University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

This program offers approved courses in Molecular Cell Biology, Psychology, and Sociology. Many courses within the natural sciences are offered on this program.

University of Wollongong

Wollongong, Australia

This program offers approved courses in Molecular Cell Biology and Physics.

Affiliated

Umbra Institute in Perugia – Food & Sustainability Studies Program

Perugia, Italy

The Food & Sustainability Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program with three tracks: Food Studies, Environmental Studies & Sustainability, and a Dual Track. Students take an Italian class and then choose three food or sustainability related courses. All courses include co-curricular field trips.

Finances

Finances are an integral part of the program selection and planning process. Students should research scholarships early to meet application deadlines and request essay feedback from advisors and the Writing Center.

 

Featured Scholarships:

McMahon Family Endowment for Global Education

Elizabeth C. Hanson Scholarship

College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources Scholarships

To learn more and discover other financial opportunities to fund your Education Abroad opportunity, visit our scholarships page.

Resources & Contacts

Students are encouraged to gather information through advising and participating in Education Abroad events:

Education Abroad Calendar
Learn about upcoming information sessions and events.

Education Abroad Advisor
Schedule an appointment.

Nutritional Sciences Department
Schedule an appointment with your advisor.

Financial Aid for Education Abroad
Learn how to use your financial aid.

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