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  • Locations: Geneva, Switzerland; Nyon, Switzerland
  • Program Terms: Summer I, Summer II
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer II 2021 01-APR-2021 ** Rolling Admission 01-JUN-2021 13-JUL-2021
Summer I 2021 01-APR-2021 ** Rolling Admission 07-JUN-2021 19-JUL-2021

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: none Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-UVa Students: No
Housing: Homestay, Hotel, With program group Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Field Study/ Experiential, Island Click here for a definition of this term Tuition Payments Made To: Program Provider
Click here for a definition of this term Education Abroad Advisor: Leah Hicks Click here for a definition of this term Application Fee: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Administrative Fee: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Subject Area: European Studies, Foreign Affairs, French, Global Studies, Independent Study, Law, Political Science
Program Description:
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SIT Study Abroad Switzerland: International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy (Summer 1 & 2)

 NOTE: SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, SIT may have to modify programs. Visit the SIT website for more details.

Immerse yourself in the world of multilateral diplomacy and learn the art of conflict resolution and prevention in an international arena.
 

WHY STUDY IN SWITZERLAND?

Build the skills and knowledge required for multilateral diplomacy at the center of the action: Geneva, where you’ll learn from top academics and experts at research institutes, United Nations agencies and other nongovernmental organizations. While immersed in the city of international diplomacy and finance, you’ll enjoy Francophone culture and the summer splendors of Lake Geneva, such as swimming, boating, and picnicking. It’s a great opportunity to build your international network and make contacts with top experts on the use of multilateral diplomacy in conflict resolution and prevention, international humanitarian law, managing complex emergencies, and migration.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Learn the practicalities of multilateral diplomacy from international experts.
  • Get practical experience for academic and professional development.
  • Immerse yourself in Francophone culture.
  • Build a solid professional network of international contacts.
 
Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.

KEY TOPICS

  • Multilateral diplomacy
  • International security
  • Geopolitics
  • International migration management
  • Conflict resolution and prevention

MONEY MATTERS

Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor.  

SIT tuition and room and board fees include the following:
  • All educational costs, including educational excursions
  • All accommodations and meals for the full program duration
  • Transportation to and from the airport, and on all educational excursions
  • Health and accident insurance

SCHOLARSHIPS

  • SIT awards nearly $1.6 million in scholarships and grants annually.
  • All scholarships and grants are need-based.
  • Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.  
  • Contact the financial aid and/or study abroad office(s) at your college or university to learn if your school’s scholarships and grants and federal and state aid programs can be applied to an SIT Study Abroad program.

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