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.
- Paris is home to over 70 Michelin-starred restaurants.
- Some of Paris' many nicknames are City of Light, City of Love, and Capital of Fashion.
- Paris has been an international hub for artists for centuries, and is home to the world's most visited museum, Musee du Louvre.
- Paris is ranked as one of the top ten most visited cities in the world, almost every year.
- Population: 2.14 million
Application Deadlines: Applications will be accepted starting December 13. The deadline to apply is February 14. 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 21 - June 27, 2020 (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 – Keith Easterling, 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: Neuroethics - Karen Rommelfanger, PhD (3hr credit), SNT
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 (news in the US and France) on how neurosciences are changing the landscape of daily life. We may also meet with Neurotechnology and Society policy-makers (OECD) as well as the global federation of neuroscience societies (IBRO) both headquartered in Paris 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 with the NBB faculty. 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.
Summer Study Abroad Refund Policy
Summer Study Abroad Information for Visiting Students