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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
06/23/2017 07/28/2017

** 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 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: Center for the Study of Human Health

Academic Focus: This program is open to students of varying majors and minors, and is particularly suitable for students with academic interests in health in general, predictive and global health specifically, as well as French culture.

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.

Please note: NO FRENCH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY IS REQUIRED.  However, students competent in French will have the opportunity to work with supplementary readings in French.

Program Dates: June 23 - July 28, 2017 (The official program dates are the arrival and departure dates for the program)

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted starting December 15.  This program has a First Priority Deadline of January 30.  The Final Deadline to apply is March 1.

Acceptance Process: This program has a First Priority Deadline of January 30. Students who complete applications by January 30 will be notified with results within two weeks. Applicants who complete their applications between January 30 and March 1 will be notified with results within two weeks after March 1.

Program Information: This Human Health study abroad program will provide students with the opportunity to experience the historical milieu that has set the standard for modern health care.  From the late 18th century to the early 20th century, Paris was the heart of scientific progress in health and established principles and approaches to modern medicine. 

HLTH 385/ANT 385/FREN 361: French Perspectives on Health (4 credits)
Instructor: Michelle Lampl, PhD, MD

Description: The course aims to provide the student with the opportunity to experience a different cultural viewpoint on matters of health. Contrary to the biomedical view that there is a single corpus of knowledge on health and well-being, the class will consider the strong influence that cultural beliefs, values and traditions exert through differences in behavior and treatment, and the larger ramifications in terms of policy. The traditional classroom setting will provide an environment to discuss class readings and the specific assignments are designed to make students active participants in learning from experiences unique to Paris. By the end of the course, students should be able to (1) identify a number of specific aspects of daily life that distinguish health-based attributes of the French versus United States that contribute to their relative health status as reported internationally; (2) identify historical differences in the integration of mental and physical health and clarify the future importance of a holistic approach to human health; (3) articulately compare and contrast the French health system by comparison with the US system; (4) appreciate the importance of health and medicalization in French literature, art and music.

HLTH 385 History of Medicine: How Paris became the Center of Medicine in the 19th Century
Instructor: Robert Gaynes, MD

Description: This course will examine the emergence of Western scientific medicine and the role played by 19th century Paris as the center of modern medicine. From the rise of hospitals, the Parisian school of medicine that developed following the French Revolution, the development of the germ theory of disease in France, and Paris’ role in the history of neurology and mental health, we will profile individuals and events responsible, directly or indirectly, for some of the greatest paradigm shifts in medical thought.

Living Arrangements: Students will live in double occupancy shared studio apartments.

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


Michelle Lampl, Program Director, Center for the Study of Human Health,

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

This program is currently not accepting applications.