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Physical Hardships Table

All students must consider the following list of physical hardships applicable to each program when selecting a cross cultural destination. Column A targets certain conditions, which may present a problem on that particular program. Each student is responsible for making an initial assessment as to whether participation in a particular program is possible, either with or without accommodation, based upon the student’s knowledge of his or her particular physical and mental condition.

Please be aware the student is responsible for monitoring any special food needs due to health concerns or personal preferences. Meal times are unpredictable while traveling. If a student has food allergies or is a vegetarian, there may be additional considerations to discuss with the professor and the CCS office. Students with documented, extenuating health concerns may qualify for on campus exception courses. See the CCS Director for details.

Key To Column A

AL – High Altitudes

AR – Arthritis

AS – Asthma

CS – Car Sickness   

DI – Diabetes

EP – Emotional Issues

GA – Gall Bladder Issues

G – Gluten Intolerance

HP – Heart Issues    

KP – Knee Issues

L – Lactose Intolerance

LBS – Low Blood Sugar

MP – Muscle Issues

MS – Motion Sickness             

OB – Obesity/Overweight

P – Peanut Allergy

PR – Pregnancy

V – Vegetarian

Key To Columns B – E

1 – 5 scale indicates degree of frequency this condition occurs on this trip:
5 is most frequent
1 is infrequent

3-Week Programs

Program(A)
Health Concerns
(B)
Hiking &
Climbing
(C)
Long
Term
Walking
(D)
Long
Vehicle
Rides
(E)
Unreliable
Electricity &
Refrigeration
(F)
Access To
Health
Care
(G)
Barrier

Free
Access
CambodiaAS, DI, HP, EP, MS, OB, PR
(Long plane ride/hot, humid weather)
3353SomeNo
Costa RicaAR, AS, EP, HP, KP, MS, PR (cloud forest & volcano trip)3333YesNo
Czech RepublicEP, HP, OB, PR, V2331YesNo
Guatemala AL, AR, AS, EP, HP, KP, MP, MS, PR3332YesNo
England/ScotlandAR, EP, HP, KP, LBS, MS, OB, PR2433YesSome
FranceAL, AR, AS, CS, EP, GA, KP, P, MP, MS, OB, PR, V3541YesSome
GreeceAR, EP, HP, KP, MP, MS, OB, PR3531YesNo
IsraelAS, EP, KN, MS, PR2221YesSome
JordanAS, DI, EP, HP, KP, OB, MS, PR, G
(Long plane ride)
3-4443YesNo

Semester Programs

Program(A)
Health Concerns
(B)
Hiking &
Climbing
(C)
Long Term
Walking
(D)
Long Vehicle
Rides
(E)
Unreliable
Electricity &
Refrigeration
(F)
Access to
Health Care
(G)
Barrier Free Access
EnglandAR, EP, HP, KP, OB, PR2421YesSome
France (Accès)AL, AR, AS, EP, GA, KP, P, MP, MS, OB, PR, V3441YesSome
JapanAR, AS, DI, EP, HP, KP, MP, MS, OB, PR
(Long plane ride)
2321YesNo
JordanAS, DI, EP, HP, KP, MS, OB, PR, G
(Long plane ride)
3-4443YesNo
UgandaAS, CS, DI, EP, HP, LBS, OB, P, PR
(Long plane ride)
3443SomeNo