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Discover the Mediterranean way of eating, cooking, and living first-hand in Greece, and how this way of life benefits health.  Experience the Mediterranean diet the way locals do through cooking classes, market visits, food tours, eating home-cooked meals with families, and other culinary activities.  Learn to apply this knowledge to the practice of culinary medicine, which blends the art of food and cooking with the science of medicine and health. Explore the concepts of wellness and mind/body health within the Mediterranean context.  Enjoy walks and hikes along beautiful landscapes and in historic areas.  Interact with local Greeks to gain insight into culture and their way of life, including a homestay with an Italian family.

Who should go?
This program is perfect for students preparing for careers in medicine, nursing, allied health, nutrition, psychology, and public health.  Those interested in doing health or wellness coaching, health promotion, lifestyle medicine, health teaching, patient education, or health/nutrition counseling in their future will develop skills that will enhance their professional skillset.  Students must be prepared/able to walk/hike 4-10 miles a day, navigate and ride public transportation, and pack light as we will be on the go during the entire program. 

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