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  • Locations: Brussels, Belgium; Geneva, Switzerland; Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Host Program Website: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Contact: Brian Henry Program type: Third-Party
Area of study: Anthropology, Communication studies, Cultural studies, Education, European Studies, French, Geography, Global studies, Linguistics, Peace, war, and defense, Political science, Sociology Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Housing options: Guest House, Homestay, Hotel/Hostel
Language prerequisite: No Language of instruction: English
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad Switzerland: International Studies & Multilateral Diplomacy

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.

Examine the evolving role of multilateral diplomacy in international relations and responses to security challenges from the center of Geneva.

WHY STUDY INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS IN SWITZERLAND?

A global hub for diplomacy, Geneva is home to more than a dozen major international organizations such as the Red Cross, World Health Organization, United Nations agencies, and the World Trade Organization. While delving into high-level multilateral diplomacy, you’ll enjoy the gastronomic and cultural riches of this city and bohemian districts like Carouge, a Mediterranean-style hamlet modeled after Nice. You’ll also visit key intergovernmental organizations in Paris, like the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and you’ll go to the European Union headquarters in Brussels to get acquainted with issues involving the EU.
 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Network with experts at international organizations and research centers.
  • Travel to Paris and Brussels for a week and delve into hot-button EU issues.
  • Discuss with experts the major geopolitical challenges affecting international relations.
  • Rapidly improve your French language skills through intensive instruction. 
 

PREREQUISITES

Previous college-level coursework and/or other significant preparation in international studies or a related academic discipline, such as political science or prelaw, as assessed by SIT.

Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.

KEY TOPICS OF STUDY

  • Links between international stability and sustainable development
  • The UN systems and European Union politics
  • The evolving role of diplomacy in contemporary international relations
  • Regional and global security challenges, including geopolitics and security

 

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 for semester programs.  
  • 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.
 

CONTACT SIT STUDY ABROAD

 
 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 02/10/2020
03/05/2020 08/24/2020 12/06/2020
Spring 2021 09/10/2020
10/04/2020 02/03/2021 05/15/2021

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App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1