International Quality of Life Awards Study Tour

The International Quality of Life Study Tour is an educational enrichment opportunity for students in the College of Human Sciences to experience the vibrant metropolis that is New York City -- a mecca of cultural diversity, the arts, fashion, and finance -- like no tourist can. Whether students are studying Nutrition and Dietetics, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Apparel Design, Merchandising, and Production Management, Interior Design, Human Development and Family Studies, or Global Studies, a tour of one of the world's most culturally diverse cities will leave them with experiences that are invaluable for their professional development and in their future careers.

Preparation for the study tour will occur throughout Fall semester in special lectures, workshops and assignments on the AU campus designed to enhance the culminating experience in New York. From December 1 - 5, 2017, students will have the opportunity to visit exciting venues in Manhattan related to art, design, food, families and culture, as well as to serve as student ambassadors at the International Quality of Life Awards held at the United Nations on Monday, December 4, 2017.

To be eligible to enroll in this course, a student must:

  • be a senior or junior in the College of Human Sciences;
  • have an overall 3.0 ungapped GPA;
  • complete and submit the application no later than 4:45 pm, Monday, March 27, 2017;
  • participate in a competitive interview selection process; and
  • understand that the tour is scheduled during final examweek; therefore, students must be willing to work with their instructors to reschedule some or all of their final exams. (Permission to reschedule will be provided by the Dean's office.) Enrollment is limited.


Students are expected to cover the cost of an on-campus etiquette dinner, as well as airfare, ground transportation and some meals in New York. Hotel accommodations, transportation related to the tour, entrance fees to New York sites, and other selected meals will be provided.

For additional information and to submit an application, please Click here to apply.
Fall Semester, 2017 Course Number: HUSC 5940, 1 Credit Hour, Class Time: Monday 1:00 - 1:50 PM.

Cultural Diversity Through Cuisine

Posted on December 12, 2014 by tnu0001

New York City is arguably one of the most diverse cities in the country, if not the world. Known as the city that never sleeps, you can always count on finding new places and things to do at any given moment, including restaurants of all different ethnicities and cultures. What I love most about the city is the wide variety of food options that not only satisfy my appetite, but bring to life the true diversity and melting pot that is New York. Here is a glimpse at the numerous restaurants I spotted: ...

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