Program Information
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Winter 2020: Paris, France BISC
January 03, 2020 - February 02, 2020
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Meetings
Interest Meetings:
02/26/2019 10:00 AM - 10:45 AMRm. 410 Harker ISEL
02/28/2019 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMRm. 410 Harker ISEL
03/18/2019 4:30 PM - 5:30 PMRm. 410 Harker ISEL
03/21/2019 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMRm. 410 Harker ISEL
03/26/2019 10:00 AM - 10:45 AMRm. 410 Harker ISEL
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
09/30/2019 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM122 Sharp Lab
10/01/2019 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM243 Wolf Hall
Program Notes
This program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants. Interview appointments and acceptance decisions are at the discretion of the faculty director.
Program Description

Study the historical and cultural influences on Biomedical Science in Paris, a vibrant city known for its central role in art, history, music, culture, and the sciences. Learn the fascinating story of Jean-Baptiste Denis and the first blood transfusions in humans to explore the science of the cardiovascular system and blood together with the historical, political, religious and downright petty ego-based events that shaped his work.The program will be centered on the book Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution by Dr. Holly Tucker (http://www.holly-tucker.com/blood-work/)

You’ll interact with locals, your classmates, and experts as you study the history of France and how those historical and cultural conditions influenced scientific progress. In addition, you’ll learn about the scientific and cultural progression of France through guided visits to local museums, and several other sites of significance to the development of a modern Paris. This winter session program typically takes a variety of excursions around the Paris metropolitan area including the Palace at Versailles, a river tour on the Seine, and walking tours to experience Paris from the perspective of a local.

Students reside in double rooms in shared apartments where they will be able to cook their own meals. The apartments are no more than a 40 minute metro ride from class in the Marias district of Paris so students can immerse themselves in Parisian daily life. A Paris Metro (subway) pass is included in the program fee as well, as are all group activities and excursions.

Whether you’re interested in Biomedical Sciences, French history, or how society influences the progress of science, this Winter Session program in Paris is your chance to learn while experiencing living in the City of Light.

The Program Fee includes accommodations in double rooms in shared apartments, group excursions, cultural events, a metro pass, international medical insurance and a farewell meal.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Paris and airport transfers in the United States. The program officially begins when students arrive in Paris. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare.

ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
BISC 367-070: Seminar: The Story Behind the Science (3 credits)
When we learn science it is presented as sterile and fact-based. Science and scientists are part of a living, breathing world and the straightforward discoveries that are presented in textbooks often have convoluted backstories. The relationship between science and society (both directions) has never been more apparent than it is currently. In this course we will utilize the story of Jean-Baptiste Denis and the first blood transfusions in humans to explore the science of the cardiovascular system and blood and the historical, political, religious and downright petty ego-based events that shaped his work.

The program will be centered on the book Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution by Dr. Holly Tucker (http://www.holly-tucker.com/blood-work/)
Prerequisite: BISC 207
HIST 339-072: Topics in European History:France (3 credits)
Explores the political, social, cultural, and economic history of Europe, with a focus or theme that touches on one or more countries. The emphasis when taught in Newark is on particular aspects of European history distinct from national narratives. The syllabi are typically complemented by visits to museums and appropriate historic sites when taught abroad. Topics vary but often focus on a sweeping historical survey of the particular European country in which a Study Abroad program is taking place.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group B
UNIV 370-220: Study Abroad - Paris BISC (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Requirements
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale).

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program. Early application is encouraged.

For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
Costs
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,300.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-May.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$2,385.00$6,404.00
Final Program Fee$3,000.00$3,000.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$5,415.00$9,434.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,300.00$1,300.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to http://www1.udel.edu/finaid/rates.html for the appropriate rates.
The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
Scholarships
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
Deadlines
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onApril 20, 2019
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMay 02, 2019
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-May
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Please note that this program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants.
Contacts
Christopher Trimby
Faculty Director
Biological Sciences
402E Patrick Harker ISE Lab (ISEL)
302-831-3424
trimby@udel.edu
File Downloads
Interest Meeting PowerPoint Presentation

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.