Program Information
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Winter 2024: Paris BISC
January 03, 2024 - January 28, 2024
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
03/08/2023 9:00 AM - 10:00 AMWolf 243
03/13/2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PMWolf 243
03/24/2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMZoom
05/26/2023 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMZoom
08/30/2023 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMWolf Rm243
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
10/26/2023 5:30 PM - 6:30 PMWolf 243
Program Notes
Note: Please check program pages regularly or follow @UDGlobal on Instagram or Twitter for updated information on applying for a 24W study abroad program.

Please review the CGPS COVID-19 Updates page before applying to a study abroad program for information about COVID-19 related travel requirements and policies for UD study abroad.

All applicants must have a valid passport by the program’s application deadline. Your passport’s expiration date must be more than six months after the program ends. If you do not have a current passport, apply through the U.S. State Department. It takes an average of 10 -13 weeks (3-4 months) to process a passport.

Traveling and studying abroad during a global pandemic poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad at this time must be prepared to adapt to the evolving situation and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country. Due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable global and local response to COVID-19, these rules, regulations and recommendations are subject to change at any time.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates. If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students.
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. Students will also enjoy the ability to immerse themselves in Parisian culture at a time when tourists are not as plentiful and the wonders of Paris much more accessible.

Our course will be based in the Marais district of Paris, 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 several different walking tours to experience Paris from the perspective of a local.

Students reside in rooms in shared apartments, where they will be able to cook their own meals and live like Parisians. Some meals on excursions will be provided, as will some group meals.

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, 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: Students with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to study abroad, but should be aware 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. 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. This course will ask you to reflect on the course content and your experience living in Paris, and extend your thinking beyond just what we discuss in class.
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:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
Other: College of Engineering Breadth Requirement
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
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale). Faculty Director will begin to interview applicants in early May.

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 Zoom.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please email a copy of your official transcript to the Program Coordinator.

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.
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 CGPS 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-October.
  • 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.
  • CGPS 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$2,633.00$7,065.00
Final Program Fee$3,925.00$3,925.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$6,588.00$11,020.00
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 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.
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.
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onSeptember 20, 2023
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedSeptember 29, 2023
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-October
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.
Christopher Trimby
Faculty Director
Biological Sciences
402E Patrick Harker ISE Lab (ISEL)

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