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WU Pre-Med Program in Nice
Nice, France (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer
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Summer 2019 12/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/19/2019 06/23/2019

** Early application is strongly recommended for all programs. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are automatically extended to the next workday.
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Colette Winn
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WU's Summer Study in France
for the Pre-Med Student

France Nice Photo Courtesy: Jessica Hayes
This intensive summer program is designed for students interested in French language and cultural studies as well as pre-medical studies. The program aims at total immersion into life in France, while providing students with the opportunity to experience first-hand the French medical system. Going into its twenty-third season, France for the Pre-Med can accommodate students in a broad spectrum of health-related fields and special interests. Aside from Washington University in St. Louis, participating universities have included Brandeis, Binghamton, Brown, Carnegie Mellon, Duke, Hope College,  Johns Hopkins, Oberlin, California-Berkeley, MIT, Michigan-Ann Arbor, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Yale.

Students who meet course prerequisites (two years of college-level French or the equivalent and enrollment in a French course during the semester prior to departure) can register for classes and live with a French Family in Nice, France near the Italian border. Geographically, historically and culturally, this dynamic city has much to offer the summer student.  According to the World Health Organization's official rankings, the French healthcare system ranked number one among the 191 member countries surveyed and Nice Medical School is ranked 5th in France.

Eligibility: 3.0 GPA Minimum. Two years of college-level French or the equivalent and enrollment in a French course during the semester prior to departure.
Program Dates: May 19th, 2019 - June 23rd, 2019

Application Deadline:  December 1st, 2018

*Entrance into this program is very competitive. 
Applicants greatly outnumber available openings.  Students must complete their applications online by the application deadline. Only applicants with completed applications will be considered and interviewed via Skype. This program often fills long before the published closing date, so please be sure to submit your complete application early. 

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis between the opening and closing dates of the application cycle. Early acceptances will be offered for applications completed prior to the deadline. 

Applications must be completed by the deadline in order to be considered for this program. 
Questions regarding the application should be emailed to Professor Winn -

  Approved Departments:

Medical Humanities

Coursework: You will earn a total of 6 WU credits.

French 370: Physicians, Patients, and Illness in Today's France (3 credits mandatory course)
Choice of one of the following:
French 3111: Culture and Public Health in Contemporary France
French 383: Literature and Medicine
Independent Study

Credits: Upon arrival in Nice, a placement test will be given to confirm students' choice of courses, and the Program Director will meet with students individually. Students will receive a total of 6 credit hours for two courses (3 credits each).  Students may also request a professor's evaluation for each of the courses taken to be sent to their major advisor.
  The program is based in Nice, France.
  Accommodations: As the authentic way to discover a foreign culture is to share the daily life of the native inhabitants, each student is housed with a French family. Total immersion in French life enhances the student's knowledge of French language and social customs. Particular attention is given to the association between the students and his/her host family, based on a housing questionnaire filled out by the student.
Accommodation in a French home includes a private room and meals. Students are free from Friday at 1:00 p.m. until Sunday evening. They may choose to travel to another country (Italy, Spain, and Switzerland) or remain with their host family and discover famous sites of historical and cultural interest in the surrounding area

  Estimated Summer 2019 Program Price: 
$5,850 (when enrolled by 12/15/18) or $6,000 (when enrolled after 12/15/18)
+ international health insurance (estimate $56.70)
Includes tuition and administrative fees as well as room and board and mandatory GeoBlue International health insurance during the program. Students make their own travel arrangements.

Billing: A $1,000 non-refundable deposit, payable by check or money order, is due within two weeks of acceptance.  An invoice for the balance of the program fee will be issued at the end of April. This payment should be made payable to Washington University and sent to Washington University, Overseas Programs, Attn: Alexandra Espeseth, (Campus Box 1088), 1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130.  Reference the student's name, student I.D. number or SSN, and France Pre-Med on the check. 

The balance of $4,850 will be charged to your WU student account. All students will be enrolled at WU for the length of France for the Pre-Med Program.  For the purposes of billing and registration, a WU student account will be created for each student who does not normally attend WU. Washington University has gone green with 100% paperless billing. Your billing statement will be available in WebSTAC under Billing Records/Pay-View My Bill at the end of April.  This convenient, secure eBilling service will send you an automatic email notification whenever a new monthly statement is ready to view online.

This program is open to both WU and Non-WU students:
Click the Apply Now button to start your application.  Once you click on the 'Apply Now' button, the system will ask you if you are currently a registered user at WUSTL? 

Current WU students must answer Yes, select the term you are applying to study abroad and then login with your WUSTLKey and password. 

Non-WU students must answer No.  If you have not previously received login credentials you will be prompted to create an account.  An email will then be sent to you with your login information and a temporary password that you will use to log in.  When you are prompted to create a permanent password, make sure to create a password that is easy for you to remember. 

E-mail the appropriate Overseas Programs Coordinator, visit us during our walk-in hours, join us for an information session, or call (314) 935-5958 to schedule an appointment.

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