The Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology program is offering a unique opportunity to study in Paris for a 5 week program that 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 and its current research interests. Other coursework and program events will focus on the intersection of Parisian culture and neuroscience.
- 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 14. The 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.
Acceptance Process: This program accepts applications on a rolling basis.
May 23 - June 29, 2019 (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, one year of chemistry, QTM100, NBB201, and NBB301 or NBB302, or permission of the instructor.
Students take both courses listed below for a total of 8 credits:
NBB 402W: Global Neuro and Behavior – Kristen Frenzel, PhD (5hr credit), SNTW
**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: Arts on the Brain - Kate O'Toole, PhD (3hr credit), SNT
Description: Listen to the swell of the symphony, marvel at the bold strokes on the canvas, taste the flavors of a time and place. Study abroad programs are a unique opportunity to learn more about the world and experience culture. The means for these sensory experiences reside within our nervous system. In this course, we will experience French culture and investigate the neural correlates of those experiences. For example, we will visit iconic Parisian museums such as the Musee d'Orsay and the Musée de l'Orangerie to visually experience art and we will investigate neurological case studies of specific artists such as VanGogh, Kandinsky, Rembrant and Monet.
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 require all students to complete a mandatory online pre-departure orientation by April 15. This assignment will be deployed through Canvas early April.
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Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology
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