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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Fall, Winter Break
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Break 2018 08/01/2018
Rolling Admission 12/15/2018 12/23/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: UC Faculty-Led Program Program Type General: Faculty-Led
Level of Study: Graduate, Undergraduate Academic Theme: Health Sciences
Credit Offered: UC Credit Registration Term: Fall
Minimum GPA: 2.0 Language Courses Offered: No
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: No
Housing Options: Hotel Program Lead Faculty: David Askew
Program Advisor: Matthew Paul
Program Description:

Program Overview

The city of Paris has been at the center of a number of rapid advances in the medical sciences. After the Acádémie des Sciences was founded by King Louis XIV in 1666, Paris soon became one of Europe’s major centers for scientific exploration, and to this day French scientists (many of whom worked in Paris) continue to be leading contributors to the world’s scientific achievements. For example, the Pasteur Institute in Paris, founded by Louis Pasteur in 1887, remains one of the world’s leading microbiology and biomedical research centers, garnering 10 Nobel Prizes. The goal of this program is to enhance your professional development in the medical sciences by visiting scientific venues in Paris that explore how modern medicine is under-pinned by early scientific discoveries. Although science and art are often considered polar-opposites, they share the common bond of striving to understand and describe the world around us. Louis Pasteur himself displayed considerable talent for drawing and painting. His artwork was very realistic, requiring skills in detailed observation, critical analysis and creativity that many believe contributed to his success as a scientist. In this study-abroad program, students will explore the contributions of pioneering French scientists to the development of contemporary medical science, and to merge that experience with an appreciation of the outstanding artwork for Paris is renowned. 

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Paris, France

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Who Can Participate?

This program is targeted to any student interested in a health-related career (sophomores and above). Space is limited, so interested students should contact the program director as soon as possible to apply for the trip ( Students will need to register for a 1-credit independent study course (MEDS3015).

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Academic Program and Course Information

Students will register for a 1-credit independent study course in fall semester (MEDS3015). Throughout the semester, students will be challenged to answer pre-trip online challenges (to learn about French scientists), and a post-trip reflection will be due at the conclusion of the trip.
Tuition and fees are assessed based on total enrolled hours for a term. This includes the hours associated with the study abroad class. Students who enroll for more than 18 hours for the term will be assessed additional per credit hour fees over and above the flat fees associated with being enrolled full-time (for most students full-time is 12-18 hours).
Co-op students selected to participate in this program are required to enroll in the course during the designated term, regardless of when the student may be on co-op.  If the course is during a term when the student is on co-op, tuition and fees will be charged per a student’s residency status and college, based on the part-time per credit hour rate.
A student can see his/her full and part time tuition rates and college fees here (use left-side navigation menu to click into the relevant academic year):

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Dr. David Askew is a microbiologist with an NIH-funded research laboratory in the College of Medicine. He teaches medical sciences to undergraduate, graduate, and medical students.

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Living Arrangements

Twin rooms with private bathrooms at the Timhotel Paris Place d'Italie.

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Getting There

Participants will travel on a group flight.   AEA will pick us up from the airport and take us to the hotel by bus.

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Program Costs

 2018 Program Cost:  $3150

Included in Program Cost:
  • Housing / accommodations
  • International airfare
  • Some meals (All breakfasts included)
  • In-country transportation for program-planned activities
  • Cultural excursions/entrance fees
  • International emergency and evacuation insurance
Not Included in Program Cost:
  • Tuition – (at your standard tuition rate)
  • Passport application/renewal fees (~$165)
  • Recommended/required immunization/vaccination fees (~$)
  • Some meals (~$)
  • Personal spending/souvenirs (~$)
This program has been awarded an $600 UC International Scholarship (matriculated, UC degree-seeking students only).  This brings the posted financial liability of the program down to $2550. UC International scholarship requires a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Note that both program charges and UC International scholarship will be posted separately on a student’s OneStop bill on the semester in which the course for the study abroad experience is given.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process.  Scholarships are posted after all students 1) register for the course connected to the study abroad experience, and 2) complete all study abroad online paperwork.

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.  

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, it's best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access this information is via the US Department of State’s webpage at:

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently, and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to know and address the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose a third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

While UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad, traveling UC faculty, students and staff are the individuals making decisions overseas and therefore play a key role in their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of State, Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS, a company that provides medical and security advice. UC's member ID is 11BCAS000010.

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:
  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad.
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety and cultural tips.
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

Dr. David Askew
Dept. of Pathology & Lab Medicine
College of Medicine

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This program is currently not accepting applications.