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UF in Greece (Ikaria) - Food & Culture
Ikaria, Greece (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer A
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Program Advisor: Jill Ranaivoson
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Yes Program Type: UF Sponsored
Agricultural and Life Sciences Field of Study: Family, Youth & Community Sciences, Food Science & Human Nutrition
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UF in Greece (Ikaria)

Food & Culture
Summer A: June 24 - June 30, 2018

About the Program

This 3-credit course includes a one-week food, culture/lifestyle, and culinary experience in one of the five “Blue Zones” of the world, Ikaria, Greece, where people live active and productive lives into their 90’s and beyond. During this program you will experience the Ikarian lifestyle and food habits, and discover the unique flora of this beautiful island as you hike through a forest with a trained guide to forage for herbs and other wild foods that grow in plenty – foods that are purported to contribute to the longevity of Ikarians.

About the Location

Ikaria is one of the Greek Isles located about 55 minutes by plane from Athens, Greece. It is a diverse island with rugged mountains and picturesque shorelines lapped by the crystal clear aquamarine water of the Aegean Sea. The home-base for this course is Nas, located on the northern side of the island where the ruins of the Temple of Artemis dating back to the 6th century BC can be seen.


Excursions include touring a local winery; visiting a local honey producer; cooking lessons using locally grown foods; eating delicious meals with the locals; visiting a goat farm and sampling goat cheese; visiting a local village; bathing in thermal waters, and swimming in the Aegean Sea.


You will share lodging with other students in quaint apartments overlooking the Aegean Sea.


Course Information

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Departments of Food Science & Human Nutrition, and Family Youth & Community Sciences

HUN 4936/6936 or FYC 4932/6932: Food and Culture in the Blue Zone of Ikaria Greece (3 UF GPA Credits)


  • open to all graduate students & upper division undergraduates
  • 3.5 GPA or higher
  • interview with course instructors


Financial Aid

Most financial aid that you would receive on campus during the summer can be applied toward the cost of this study abroad program; however, all financial aid eligibility is determined by Student Financial Affairs. You must speak with your financial aid advisor to determine what aid can be applied to the cost of this study abroad program, including scholarships.

2018 Pricing

2018 Undergraduate Program Fee: TBD
2018 Graduate Program Fee: TBD

A $350 nonrefundable deposit toward the total cost of the program is due at the time of application. The remaining fees are due no later than 45 days prior to departure.

What's Included:

Tuition for 3 credits, all in-country transportation, most meals, accommodations, cooking lessons, field trips, guided tours, guest lectures, international health insurance, and emergency medical assistance.

What's Not Included:

Round-trip airfare, one or two meals, additional personal travel, and personal expenses.

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Jill Ranaivoson

Faculty Program Directors
Gail P. A. Kauwell, PhD, RDN, LDN | | 352-294-3717
Karla P. Shelnutt, PhD, RDN | | 352-273-3535


This program is currently not accepting applications.