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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 03/01/2017
05/29/2017 07/01/2017

** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.

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Program Type:
Emory approved, Emory Faculty-Led
Program Advisor:
Kate Dawson
Program Description:
To learn more and ask questions about Summer Study abroad opportunities please attend the Summer Study Abroad Fair, in Cox Hall Ballroom, on November 14, 2017, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please be advised that the application process for Summer 2018 will open on December 15, 2017.

Hosted by: Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology (NBB)

Academic Focus: This program is open to students of varying majors and minors, but is particularly suitable for students with a background and academic interest in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology.

Eligibility Requirements: Minimum 3.0 GPA; good academic standing; at least 18 years of age; completion of a full year of college; and currently enrolled in a college/university. Prerequisites for NBB 402: BIOL 141 & 142, CHEM 141 & 142, NBB201 or NBB301 or approved upper-level biology course.  Prerequisites for NBB 471:  BIOL 141 and 142.


Program Dates: May 29 - July 1, 2017 (The official program dates are the arrival and departure dates for the program)

Application Deadlines: Applications will be accepted starting December 15. This program has a First Priority Deadline of January 20.  The final deadline for receipt of applications is March 1.

Acceptance Process:  This program has a First Priority Deadline of January 20. Students who complete applications by January 20 will be notified with results within two weeks. Applicants who complete their applications between January 20 and March 1 will be notified with results within two weeks after March 1.

Program Information: 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.

NBB 402W**: Global Neuro and Behavior (5 hr credit)
Instructor: Dr. Kristen Frenzel, PhD

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 a selection of classes may be devoted to special topics especially suited to study in Paris, such as sensory perception or the impact of nationalized healthcare on basic scientific research.

**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.

NBB 471: Parisian Research in Developmental Neurobiology (3 hr credit)
Instructor: Dr. Patrick Cafferty, PhD

Description:  To establish a nervous system, select cells “decide” to become neurons or glial cells, neuronal axons extend in appropriate directions to precisely select target cells, and a multitude of synaptic connections form.   The Parisian neuroscience community has made great strides toward understanding these processes, making Paris the ideal location for this course.  In Paris, we will examine nervous system development in a variety of model organisms, beginning with fertilization and progressing to the maintenance and plasticity of the adult nervous system while focusing our attention to recent French discoveries.  Students will refine their teamwork and presentation skills, analyze and interpret scientific data, and study current developmental neurobiology research being conducted by Parisian laboratories.

Living Arrangements: Private/single accommodations with internet are provided in residence halls with other U.S. and European students.

Costs: A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is described in the budget sheets.  Please click here for Budget Sheet.

Financial Aid/Scholarships:  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.

Application Process: This program is open to both Emory students and to visiting students from other institutions. For questions or assistance please contact Kate Dawson, Summer Study Abroad Advisor to schedule a meeting or to inquire about the application process. Student must apply online to the program via the on-line application system. Click on the Apply Now link on this page. Emory students will need their Emory login ID and password. Visiting students from other institutions will create a username (current email address) and password through the online system.

Program Resources: Orientation: Each summer study abroad program will have a 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 general pre-departure orientation in mid-April.                                                                             

Summer Study Abroad Refund Policy

Summer Study Abroad Information for Visiting Students


Kristen Frenzel, Program Director, Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology,

Kate Dawson, Summer Study Abroad Advisor, Emory College Study Abroad, 404-727-2240,

This program is currently not accepting applications.