Program Information
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Winter 2025: Paris, France NURS
January 06, 2025 - January 23, 2025 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Interest Meetings:
02/19/2024 12:30 PM - 1:30 PMMcDowell Hall 347
02/27/2024 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMMcDowell Hall 347
Program Notes
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 6-8 weeks (2 months) to process a passport.

Traveling and studying abroad at this time poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad must be prepared to adapt to evolving situations 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 which are subject to change at any time.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) and world events 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
This program explores health and healthcare development in Paris, France, and discusses the current healthcare system, health policy, and healthcare ethics of Paris while also comparing it to the U.S. healthcare system. Students will learn of historic and cultural concepts that are uniquely Parisian while studying the diversity of contemporary Paris. As we discover the many facets of French culture, including art, food, and lifestyle, we will explore Paris to learn how the French healthcare system differs from others.

Coursework will explore healthcare development and include understanding the implications of government funding and priorities in healthcare, cultural beliefs and practices, and the lifestyle of the people. Nursing and healthcare issues in Paris are contrasted to the US and global nations as students discover common themes in approaching health and healthcare. This winter session program typically takes a variety of excursions including local hospitals and museums as well as excursions to areas outside the city. To view an information session, go here: Passcode 4sWB*%!k

Students reside in double rooms in a local hotel with a main public transportation hub (metro and bus) directly outside the hotel. Several group meals will be provided and some meal stipends will be given during excursions. Breakfast is included with the hotel stay, while some meals will be on your own.

The Program Fee includes housing, some meals, all program-related events and excursions, local transportation passes in Paris, and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare, nor airport transfers within the U.S. 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 estimated 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 7 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
NURS 411-000: Topics in Healthcare Delivery: Multicultural Healthcare Delivery (3 credits)
This course explores selected issues and problems of healthcare practice for health care within the French health care delivery systems. Aspects of nursing related to cultural considerations in healthcare, professional practices, lifestyle and nutrition, and health issues across the lifespan within the global community are the focus of the content.

This course is cross-listed with HLTH 411.

This course fulfills a nursing requirement as well as a requirement for the Global Health Minor.
NURS 418: Public and Global Health (3 credits)
This course provides an overview of global health issues, including emerging public health concerns amidst diverse cultural beliefs and practices. Addresses demographic, economic, and political realities that lead to a need for increasing awareness of global health disparities and engagement in culturally responsive health care. Delivers a global perspective of transnational health issues, social determinants, and solutions while addressing health care needs locally. Employs interdisciplinary clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice to propose solutions for population-based prevention.
UNIV 370: Study Abroad - Paris NURS (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). We encourage non-nursing majors to apply!

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 as acceptances may be made on a rolling basis and the program may fill before the application deadline.
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 $1,500.00.
  • 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-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.
  • 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
Estimated Tuition based on current year$2,633.00$7,065.00
Estimated Program Fee$5,750.00$5,750.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$8,413.00$12,845.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,500.00$1,500.00
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.
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 onApril 20, 2024
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMay 03, 2024
$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.
Jennifer Graber
Faculty Director
391 McDowell Hall
Maryann Rapposelli
Study Abroad Coordinator
Jennifer Saylor
Faculty Director
387 McDowell Hall

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