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  • Locations: Nice, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2023 05/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:
The program will be on hiatus for summer 2018. Check back fall of 2018 for information about the summer 2019 program.

Program Overview 

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.FRANCE FOR THE PRE-MED STUDENT WEBSITE
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: TBA
Application Deadline:  December 1st, 2017

*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. 


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.