Students engage in a unique opportunity to study NBB in Paris; the faculty and students on the program will connect the rich history of French neurology with contemporary neuroscience research. Students will couple in-class discussions with a variety of extracurricular outings to locations that illustrate France's role in early Neurology (e.g. Hôpital de la Salpêtrière) and its current research interests. In addition, students will have access to the food, culture and art of Paris, including visits to Versailles and Giverny and museum passes for the Parisian museums as a part of the program.
- The Seine River runs through Paris, providing a tranquil contrast to the buzzing city life.
- There are around 130 museums of art, music, history, etc. within the city.
- Population: 2.24 million
Application Deadlines: Applications will be accepted starting December 15. There is a 1st Priority deadline of January 19, 2018; students with complete applications will be notified within 2 weeks. The final deadline to apply is February 15. Emory College Study Abroad encourages students to submit their applications as early as possible, as some programs reach capacity by the end of January.
May 24 - June 30, 2018 (The official program dates are the arrival and departure dates for the program)
- Students must meet the regular Emory College Study Abroad eligibility requirements in addition to the following program-specific requirements:
- Visiting students from other institutions are welcome to apply
- Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
- Program pre-requisites: BIOL 141 & 142, CHEM 141 & 142, NBB201 or NBB301 or approved upper-level biology course
Students take both courses listed below for a total of 8 credits:
NBB 402W: Global Neuro and Behavior – Keith Easterling, PhD (5hr credit)
**Note: This offering of NBB402 is equivalent to NBB401 (core course), or it can be used as an elective (“W’) by NBB majors. It has been approved as a BIOL elective for BIOL Majors. It does fulfill the College GER writing requirement.
Description: The course will focus on current French neuroscience by examining "primary literature" published by French neuroscientists. Students will examine data contributed by French investigators and discuss the findings from various perspectives that reflect levels of neuroscientific inquiry. The topics can vary but will be suited to study in Paris, such as sensory perception or the impact of national sports on brain injury.
NBB 471: Neuroethics- Karen Rommelfanger, PhD (3hr credit)
Description: In this course we will discuss how revolutions in neuroscience and neurotechnologies have implications for concepts of selfhood, cognitive enhancement, legal standing, consumer and DIY neuroscience and brain health. We’ll discuss primary literature along with gray literature (major news outlet and social media platform both in the US and France) on how advances in neuroscience are changing the landscape of daily life. We may also meet with Neurotechnology and Society policy-makers headquartered in Paris (OECD), and attend a premier international neuroethics conference in Paris at ICM (Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epinière).
Paris apartments shared with other Emory students. Shared wireless Internet.
Cost and Funding
A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheet
Emory undergraduate students who qualify are considered by the Office of Financial Aid for a summer aid award after registration in summer study abroad classes. The amount of the award depends on the number of credits and current financial aid package. Students currently receiving financial aid from Emory are typically eligible. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for information about specific awards. Emory Scholars are informed separately about the procedures for Scholars Summer Study Abroad awards. Emory University Employee Courtesy Scholarships may be applied to the academic fee portion of the summer study abroad program's cost. For more information, please see Summer Study Abroad Scholarships.
Each summer study abroad program will have at least one mandatory pre-departure orientation session and/or other pre-departure activities for accepted program participants. The Program Director will contact program participants with details. Emory College Study Abroad will also offer a mandatory general pre-departure orientation in mid-April.
Summer Study Abroad Refund Policy
Summer Study Abroad Information for Visiting Students
Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology
Summer Study Abroad Advisor
Emory College Study Abroad