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CCS300: Costa Rica--Gerontology and Healthcare
Playa Carrillo, Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica (Carroll Courses Program)
Program Terms: Fall
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: Carroll applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Type: Faculty-Led Programs
Total CCE Cost: 3800.00 Deposit Amount: 250.00
Program Description:
What is a Blue Zone?  These are locations around the world where people live longer than would otherwise be expected.  Why?  There are many theories.  Diet and lifestyle are key, but there may be other, less tangible reasons.  The Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica is one of these locations.  On this trip, you will meet and interact with many people 100 years old or older who still lead productive active lives.  You will visit their homes and meet their families, go to the local markets and participate in making local food.  You will visit clinics and hospitals and meet people from the Ministry of Health to find out how the healthcare system supports this population.  You will also explore the local arts and crafts, and take part in the cultural traditions of the area.  And when you are not busy meeting people and learning about the culture, you may be able to find time for a few surfing lessons.  Then you will leave Playa Samara and move on to San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica.  There you will meet with university professors, government officials and hospital staff.  You will have time to see a few sights--such as one of Costa Rica's famous volcanoes--before you return to the US.    

Instructors: Denise Matel Anderson 
Course Term:  Fall 2017 
Course Meeting Times: Class will meet on Wednesdays 4:15-5:50PM
Travel dates:  January 11-20 2018
Estimated cost:  For 12 students, total cost should be no more than 4150.00.  If we get 16-18 students, cost should be 3800.00 per person.  Please note that this is the high season in Costa Rica so prices are higher.  Also, actual airfares for Jan 2018 have not yet been released, so this is still an estimate and, as more airlines release their flights, they might even be cheaper.  We hope. 
Is this course right for you? Gerontology and Healthcare--is this course right for you.docx

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