Sustainable Lifestyle and Refugee Crisis in Greece
Use your free time this winter to learn how you can make a positive impact on a major global issue during the two-week course Sustainable Lifestyle and Refugee Crisis in Greece, offered by the Department of Kinesiology and Health.
Students in this course will travel to Greece January 2-15, 2019 to learn about issues surrounding the refugee crisis, including human rights, practicing democracy, and achieving sustainable development.
The service-learning framework of this course combines theoretical lectures, field trips, excursions and interactive educational activities to cover the fundamental principles and components of the Mediterranean lifestyle. The course has two components: a coursework component (training seminars and workshops on social farming, sustainable lifestyle, urban garden, etc.) and a service component (voluntary work like garden activities, cooking food and distribution, engaging with the volunteers/refuges on the ground, etc.).
Instructor for the course, Dr. Sidossis, a native of Greece, has spent the past 25 years researching the role of lifestyle factors in the prevention and treatment of various diseases, including obesity, insulin resistance and dyslipidemias.
The course is open to all students and majors. Students who are interested in this unique opportunity must apply by October 1, 2018. Visit kinesabroad.rutgers.edu to apply.
For general inquiries, please contact:
Department of Kinesiology and Health
70 Lipman Drive
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8525