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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/28/2020
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06/25/2020 07/31/2020

** 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:

Overview

Overview



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. 
 

Location

 

Location

  • 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 Process

 

Application Process

Application Deadlines: Applications will be accepted starting December 13. 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.
 

 Dates

Dates

June 25 - July 31, 2020 (The official program dates are the arrival and departure dates for the program)
 

Eligibility

 

Eligibility

  • 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
 
 

Academics

 

Academics

HLTH 360: Sante et bien-etre – Health & Well-Being
Instructor: Michelle Lampl, PhD, MD
*Fulfills a Mechanistic requirement


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: Temporality: A Concept for Human Health
Instructor: Vincent Bruyere, PhD
*Fulfills a Descriptive requirement


What is there to be gained in our understanding of diagnostic medicine, by approaching human health as a temporal state as well as a “state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being” (according to the definition adopted by the World Health Organization in 1946)? With a focus on narratives and the experience of time, this class proposes a historical and philosophical journey through practices of health and self-care, from the development of anatomy in the early modern period to the emergence of concepts of chronic illness, comorbidity, and patient activism. The course is organized around three temporal keys: waiting (patiently, or indignantly, for biopsy results, for a cure, for answers, for the end), expecting (before prenatal medicine and the invention of the sonogram, or experiencing the body in non-physiological terms), and enduring (in the face of uncertainty, in the absence of a diagnosis, in absence of a timeline, a day at a time). Readings, class discussions, reflexive exercises, and experiential opportunities in Paris and the immediate surrounding will empower students to approach and explore competing notions of health literacy from a personal, professional, historical, and philosophical perspective. 
 
 

Housing

 

Housing

Students will live in shared apartments of 2-5 Emory students.  Typical student bedrooms accommodate two students; some bedrooms may accommodate three students.  Students will share bathrooms within the apartment.  A meal plan is not included; however, students have access to a fully equipped kitchen (including pots, pans, dishes, silverware, cups and glasses) with appliances such as a stove top, small oven or microwave and fridge.  Bedding, bed linens, and one bath towel per student is provided.

The commute time from student housing to the CEA Paris Center varies; however, it typically does not exceed 30-45 minutes.
 

Cost and Funding

 

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.
 

Policies

 

Policies

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.


Summer Study Abroad Refund Policy
Summer Study Abroad Information for Visiting Students  
 

Contacts

 

Contacts

Michelle Lampl
Program Director
Center for the Study of Human Health
mlampl@emory.edu

Kate Dawson
Assistant Director
404-727-7884
kate.dawson@emory.edu



This program is currently not accepting applications.