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Terms and Dates:

  • Summer 2019
One Time Opportunity


Kristen Grace

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning

Off-campus partner:

Cologne, University of


This is a one-time opportunity with funding. Do not miss this chance and apply now!

Opportunity Description

Special two-week international summer school at the University of Cologne, Germany focusing on Personalized Medicine.

Successful candidates from Cornell will receive free housing and tuition from the University of Cologne to attend this program.

Personalized and precision medicine is an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person. This approach allows doctors and researchers to predict more accurately which treatment and prevention strategies for a particular disease will work in which groups of people.

In the last years the concept of personalized medicine has been a source of considerable hype and hope. Issues such as informed consent, privacy and confidentiality, and discrimination require particular analysis in this context. Law and ethics should be important allies to limit the hype and advance the reasons for hope.

During the 2019 Cologne Summer School in Personalized Medicine, participants will:

  • Learn from from cutting-edge faculty from the Faculty of Medicine at the the University of Cologne
  • Delve into the basic concepts, methodologies and applications of personalized Medicine
  • Attend an expenses-paid conference on Personalized Medicine in Dusseldorf
  • Earn 2-3 credits transferable to Cornell (5-6 ECTS from the University of Cologne)
  • Participate in social events and activities which give students an insight into German culture

Who should apply?

  • Open to Cornell undergraduate (Juniors and Seniors) and first year MA/graduate students
  • Students should have advanced levels in Biological/Life Sciences such as Animal/Human Biology and Physiology, Molecular Biology, Genomics

Dates of program: July 5 -19, 2019

How do I choose among programs?

  • See the Office of Global Learning’s “Selecting a Program” page for information on program types and considerations
  • Use the search features on the Experience Cornell  Opportunities page to filter for programs approved by your college, and by particular subject areas
  • Go to the “Get Advice” page for information on drop-in advising hours, scheduling an advising appointment, returned student contacts, and college advisors for study abroad
  • Find out about upcoming events, check out FAQs, and read stories from returned study abroad students

How do I apply?

Applying to study abroad is a two-step process. You may complete both steps simultaneously, but the Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit any approval or nomination to the program.

  1. For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page.
  2. For Program Admission, complete an external application directly on the program’s webpage, using the link in the “Snapshot” section. (Note: This deadline may be in advance of the general Cornell deadline for approval. Many programs fill by rolling admission.)