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Center for International Education
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CofC in Spain, Portugal, Morocco, and Greece 2017: Health Communication

Term To Study: Summer 2017
Application Deadline: Jan 23, 2017
Program Starts: May 30, 2017
Program Ends: Jun 23, 2017
Program Category: Multi-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $4,515
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Program Locations:

Greece Athens
Morocco Marrakesh
Portugal Lisbon
Spain Barcelona
Contact Phone: 843-953-7661
Contact Name: Center For International Education
Contact Email:
What is Included: - Lodging
- Some meals
- Ground transportation
- Entrances into sites
- Overseas medical insurance
- $50 non-refundable application fee (will only be reimbursed if a student is not accepted into the program or if the program is cancelled)

* Program fee subject to change
What is not Included: - Tuition for six credits and associated fees
- Round-trip international airfare to/from Europe
- Some meals
- Passport fees
- Personal expenses
Estimated Costs: In addition to the program fee, students will be charged for tuition and fees as follows:
* 2016-17 in-state tuition rate for six credits is $2,844 (plus Library, Technology and Part Time Fees)
* 2016-17 out-of-state tuition rate for six credits is $3,696 (plus Library, Technology and Part Time Fees). The out of state tuition for classes associated with travel are discounted from the Fall and Spring rates.

Students should also estimate the following out-of-pocket expenses (depending on their spending habits):
- Round-trip airfare: $1,200 from U.S. to Europe
- Meals: $25/day
Program Description

**Program is full; not accepting any new applications for Summer 2017**


Students choose two courses from the following selection:

COMM 315: Ethiics in Global Health - 3 credits
COMM 336: Addressing Problems in Context - Health Communication - 3 credits


This will be a hands-on academic experience for students who are ready to learn beyond the classroom walls. First we will embark on a series of public health case studies to address questions of who has access to health and who does not. We will visit parks, market places, and health care facilities to speak with locals about healthcare beliefs and practices. We will also learn about health communication through Mediterranean diet and lifestyle. We will learn from food growers and chefs, prepare foods, and create health education materials. Cultural immersion opportunities are abound in the markets and plazas as well as the opportunity to see classic sites like the Parthenon, Sagrada Familia Cathedral, and Royal Residences and Gardens dating to the 1500s.

Note: you will have some free days to travel if you choose. Also, because your flight is not included in the price, you may travel before or after the program


Dr. Merissa Ferrara
Department of Communication

Dr. Ferrara has traveled to 35 countries spanning 5 continents. In 2013, she sailed - and taught - around the world, experiencing 13 countries through the Semester at Sea program. In 2015 she was co-director for the College of Charleston Communication program in Prague, Czech Republic, and in 2016 she led two programs: a Communication Capstone to India, Morocco, and Spain; and a Health Communication program to Italy, Greece, and Hungary with Ms. Wright. She is a member of the Women's Health Research Team at CofC. She investigates topics of weight management, contraception, skin cancer, bystander intervention, and other health campaigns.

Valarie Wright
Department of Communication

Ms. Wright has traveled extensively, including international travel to London and Paris to analyze healthcare disparities. Her teaching and research areas include health communication and interpersonal communication. Her teaching and research interests include health communication and interpersonal communication. Her research interests center on the area of support on weight management and healthy lifestyle choices. Ms. Wright co-led a similar Health Communication program to Italy, Greece, and Hungary with Dr. Ferrara in the Summer of 2016.

Note: For questions regarding on-site program details and course content, please contact the program directors. Any inquiries regarding application processing, billing, or financial aid opportunities can be directed to the Center for International Education(contact information listed above).

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Population: 10767827
Capital: Athens
Per-capita GDP: $ 26600
Size: 131957 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 02:00 hours) Kaliningrad

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