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Community and Public Health in Japan

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  • Instructor: Elona Casady (elona.casady@pcc.edu)
  • Dates in Japan: Course starts prior to dates in country. Departure from U.S. would be August 3. Dates in Japan August 4-August 17.
  • Location(s): Kyoto, Japan
  • Course: HE 251
  • Credits: 4
  • Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores
  • Program Type: Split Course (course starts at PCC in Portland prior to dates in country)
  • Application Deadline: Application deadline extended to February 19, 2023
  • Deposit Deadline: February 22, 2023
  • Program Fee: Estimated Expense Sheet HE 251 2023

Program Description

Compare urban and rural community health issues and programs while visiting health clinics and meeting with practitioners.

Program Highlights

  • Attend an Acupuncture and Eastern therapy session to learn forms and technique of Eastern therapy from a professional, licensed practitioner
  • Visit a Nursing facility for the elderly to learn more about how Japanese care for their aging patients (If COVID protocols allow)
  • Based in Kyoto, visiting the Kyoto National Museum and the Kyoto City Sports Center for people with disabilities
  • Excursions to Hiroshima and Osaka
  • Accommodations include both hotel and homestays (no Japanese language required)

Included in Program

  • Housing for entirety of program
  • Co-curricular/cultural activities
  • Select meals
  • Airport pickup
  • In-country transportation related to program
  • Entry fees
  • On-site orientation
  • International insurance
  • On-site support services
  • 24/7 emergency support throughout program

Not Included in Program

  • Round-trip airfare to Japan
  • Non-programmed meals
  • Personal spending money
  • New or renewal of passport if needed

Apply Now!

Application is not currently available. Check back in September 2023.
Questions? Use this step by step application instructions or watch the First Steps video explaining the online application. Deadline to submit application is February 15, 2023.

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