The Emory Human Health Program in Paris provides 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.  Simultaneously, cultural expression of all things medical became a repeated theme, with anatomical depictions in art and sickness-embodied characters in novels and operas.  Up until recent years, France has been heralded as a model for health and well-being.  The program offers an integrated approach to health, crossing borders of cultures and disciplines.

Students participate in two courses for a total of eight Emory credit hours. These are applicable to the Emory College Bachelor of Arts in Human Health as well as the global and predictive health minors. Classes will be taught in English; students competent in French will have supplementary French language reading.

Eligibility: Both Emory and non-Emory students with a minimum 3.0 GPA who are in good academic standing; at least 18 years of age after completing a year of college; and currently enrolled in a college/university.

Application: Applications will be reviewed from December 15, 2016 through March 1, 2017. Early application is encouraged due to limited capacity.  The program is scheduled for June 23 to July 28, 2017.

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

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Qualifying Emory undergraduate students including Emory Scholars, and those receiving Emory financial aid and courtesy scholarships should consult those offices; also see Summer Study Abroad Scholarships. Students on this program may be eligible to apply for the CIPA Study Abroad Travel Grant (Summer).

Fees for the 2017 Program:
Tuition - $9,424
Program Fee - $1,700

Total Cost - $11,124

Please note CIPA Summer Study Abroad Refund Policy and CIPA Summer Study Abroad Information for Visiting Students.

For more information and to apply for the program, visit the CIPA website.

Summer 2018 Courses

History of Medicine: How Paris became the Center of Medicine in the 19th Century (HLTH 385)  (4 cu) Instructor: Robert Gaynes, M.D.

Modern medicine and public health emerged in Paris during the nineteenth century. Learn about the events and people who laid the foundations for modern thinking and practices. Read more

French Perspectives on Health and Welll-Being (HLTH 385/FREN 361/ANT 385)  (4 cu) Instructor: Michelle Lampl, PhD, MD

The French are ‘healthier’ while doing a better job of controlling health care costs. What is the nature of this health gap? What is health? How are the French different? Read more




Application Process

Applications for the 2018 Human Health in Paris Program will be open in December, 2017. Visit the CIPA Study Abroad website here to apply.