The Emory Human Health in Paris Program provides students 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 in modern medicine. Simultaneously, the cultural expression of medical concepts became a repeated theme, with anatomical depictions in art and sickness embodying characters in novels and operas. Our program offers an integrated approach to health, humanities and liberal arts in two courses for a total of eight Emory credit hours. 

Note: No previous French is required. Students competent in French will have supplementary French-language reading.

Eligibility: Both Emory and non-Emory students must:

  • have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA 
  • be at least 18 years of age 
  • have completed one year of college 
  • be currently enrolled in a college/university

Application: Priority application deadline is January 29, 2018. Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2018.  Early application is encouraged due to limited capacity. The program is scheduled for June 28 to August 3, 2018. To apply for the program, visit the CIPA website.

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).

Tuition and Fees:
Tuition - $9,744
Program Fees - $1,700
Total Cost - $11,444

Download the Summer 2018 Human Health in Paris Brochure

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 is OPEN. Visit the CIPA Study Abroad website to apply.

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