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Program Description



Eiffel Tower in Bloom

Students will form foundational knowledge on healthcare structures represented in the US and around the globe. They will also explore the historical emergence of these health care systems as well as form foundational knowledge on the risk factors that lead to health and healthcare disparities. The Global Intensive Experience will help solidify some of the key historical events in terms of disparities in care, anatomic and medical exploration, scientific inquiry, and integration of medicine and system design.

Quick Facts

  • Spend 2 glorious weeks in Paris, France, December 28, 2019 – January 10, 2020! Please note that this program runs over New Years Eve. 

  • Immersive experiential learning in one of the most beautiful and cultured cities in the world!

  • Academic visits to iconic cultural and medical institutions: Institut Pasteur, the Curie Museum, Musée de l'histoire de la médecine, Université Descartes, and more!

  • Earn 3 - 9 credits

  • Honors contracts available

  • Space is limited. Apply early! 

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button above. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information. Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.



Location Details

Paris is the center of art and culture, with unique exhibits that illustrate the historical relevance of (and connection between) health, policy, and culture. The City of Light is rich source of history on scientific and public health discoveries that still resonate today. Students will discuss how these historic factors influence care of patients today. Sharing these perspectives across disciplinary boundaries provides students the opportunity to experience deep learning and understanding of person-centered values.

Visa Information

It is each student’s responsibility to independently determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program. Limited information may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office, your faculty director, and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Payment and Withdrawal Policies

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.


Eligibility Requirements

  • GPA of 2.5 or higher

  • Completed 25-30 credit hours at the time of enrollment

  • Honors contracts available

  • Open to non-ASU students


Students will register for one or more of the following courses during the Spring registration period for a total of 3-9 credits:
  • HCD 332: Health Care Legislation  (3)
  • HCD 422:  Health Disparities (3) 
  • HCD 493: Honors These Credit (3)
  • HCD 521: Law and Health Promotion (3) 

*Please note that these courses count towards your Spring semester load.  If registering for this course will put you in a course-overload situation, you will need to speak with your academic advisor for an override.

Course Format

HCD 332: Health Care Legislation (3): This course will be taught in person during the Session A Spring 2020. The study abroad portion of the program will take place in Paris, France prior to the Spring course from December 28th, 2019 to January 10, 2020.  

HCD 422: Health Disparities (3): The course will be taught in-person during the Session C Spring 2020. he study abroad portion of the program will take place in Paris, France prior to the Spring course from December 28th, 2019 to January 10, 2020.  

HCD 521: Law and Health Promotion (3): This course will be taught in person during the Session A Spring 2020. The study abroad portion of the program will take place in Paris, France prior to the Spring course from December 28th, 2019 to January 10, 2020.
Paris - Champs Elysees



Faculty Director

Swapna Reddy
Clinical Asst Professor
College of Health Solutions

Matthew Speer
Faculty Research Assoc
College of Health Solutions

Dr. Swapna Reddy

Matthew Speer



Program Housing

Students stay in the contemporary, safe, and centrally-located Generator Paris which is located a short walk from Gare du Nord train station, the Canal Saint-Martin, and Buttes-Chaumont Park.


Access & Diversity

Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.

This program includes a lot of walking and heavy use of Paris' public transportation system, specifically via the metro. Due to its underground configuration and age, the Paris metro network is not fully accessible; however, the network has undergone major work to improve accessibility to transport and stations. For more information, please review the city's accessibility webpage

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Paris 3,Paris 4


Cost Information

The Program Fee for Pre-Spring 2020 is TBD

Program Fee includes: Shared accommodation, daily breakfast, a welcome and farewell meal, two group lunches, site visits and cultural events, a Paris Metro pass, ASU faculty support, and international health insurance. Not included: Tuition for the three-credit course(s), airfare, passport & visa fees, most meals, personal expenses, and miscellaneous items.  Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program cost sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.


Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  3. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  4. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  5. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  6. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities

  • College of Health Solutions Scholarships
  • ASU Tuition Waiver may be applied on this program to cover the tuition associated with this program.  The ASU Tuition Waiver cannot be used to subsidize the posted program fee.


Links to Additional Resources

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Dates & Deadlines

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.