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Community and Public Health in Japan

people walking across streetInstructor: Elona Casady (elona.casady@pcc.edu)

Dates: July 18 – August 8, 2020 (in Japan). Course starts at PCC prior to dates in country.

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: February 15, 2020

Program Fee: Estimated Expense Sheet HE 251 2020

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
  • 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/drop-off
  • 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