Multiple Locations +2
  • Switzerland
    • Geneva
  • Germany
2 - 4 weeks
Program Categories
Cultural Immersion Study Abroad

Program Details

Program Type
Direct Enrollment
Host Family


Starting Price
Price Details
Program fee includes all lodging, meals, activities, conferences, in-country transportation, health insurance, experienced group leaders, and 24-hour on-call support. Excludes international airfare. 
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Meals Transportation
What's Not Included
Nov 17, 2021
Dec 09, 2022
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About Program

Get an introduction to global health and the institutional and government complexities of Geneva, the world’s capital city of health and humanitarian action. Earn college credit as you investigate the specific contribution and impact of development agencies on public and global health.

In Geneva, the global capital city of health and health governance, visit strategic international agencies in the fields of global health, humanitarian action and human rights. These may include the World Health Organization, Global Fund, Global Vaccine Alliance, International Committee of the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, the United Nations Human Rights Council, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Compare global and local Swiss public health systems and their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic as you earn college credit and develop skills for college and your future career.

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Program Highlights

  • Earn college credit and develop skills for college and your future career.
  • Take a cooking class and learn about Swiss food and culture.
  • Learn from professionals in the fields of global health, humanitarian action and human rights.
  • Visit the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and the Palais des Nations (UN headquarters).
  • Enjoy discussions on global health in urban spaces while appreciating the beauty of Bad Godesberg’s villas.


The Experiment in International Living Scholarships

The Experiment in International Living offers a variety of need-based and merit-based scholarships to worthy high school students looking to participate in their program. The eligibility requirements vary depending on where you live and other demographics -- and your GPA is taken into account for some scholarships too.

$250 - $5,000

Program Reviews

4.00 Rating
based on 3 reviews
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  • Growth 4
  • Support 3.7
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 5
  • Safety 5
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No, I don't recommend this program

Super Dissapointing

I attended this program last summer (2022) The in-country staff were great and the content was amazing. However the program was contracted to SIT which is not the Experiment directly. The trip started rough because the US based people didn't communicate to the in-country staff on what was promised to us. Tours, cultural experiences, etc. The in-country staff only knew about the need for housing/school. We also had problems with food money, being way to little for Switzerlands economy, and general support. Highly recommend SIT (school of international training) for programs, they were fantastic. You can also do this exact program in college! The promised program was so vastly unlike what I got, even my parents got upset. Just avoid the Experiment. I imagine its not all bad but I had such a bad experience I can't endorse the company.

  • SIT staff went above and beyond, sacrificed free time
  • Beautiful Country
  • Excursion was fun
  • Disorganized
  • The Experiment placed blame
  • They cover themselves before they help you
6 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

The Experience of a Lifetime

Being able to study abroad in Geneva, Switzerland was one of the most amazing opportunities I've ever had, and I am extremely grateful. Not only was I able to learn more about Global Health and its philosophy, systems, and impact, but I was also able to see it tie to Humanitarian Action and meet real life humanitarian and health workers who have been on the front lines. Yes, the administration could have been more organized with the coordination of museums and events, but for a first time, it was amazing. Switzerland now is close and dear to my heart, not just for the people I've met and the sights I was able to explore, but for also being able to truly immerse myself and live there like a citizen, not just a tourist or student.

  • Flight, food, housing, materials, and transportation are all covered
  • Personally meet health workers who are involved in the Red Cross, WHO, and more
  • Enjoy the beautiful sights of Switzerland, and given enough time to explore the cities with your friends
  • Administration of the program may have miscommunication with the group
10 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program


This summer I studied abroad in Switzerland about global health and humanitarian actions. It was definitely one of a kind experience. I had the opportunity to make new friends and get to know people from all over the U.S. I am very happy that I was able to excel and expand my knowledge about humanitarian roles and how they help and change lives. One of my favorite learning opportunities was when we went to the International Red Cross Museum. It was a very touching experience that I will never forget. We got to do these activities because of Alexandre Lebert and our teacher Clair. They did everything in their power to show us the beauty of Switzerland. I felt very honored to be invited into a different culture for a month. We also had the opportunities to do excursions such as hiking with Saint Bernards, taking a gondola to Matterhorn, and being able to try fondue and cheese which was delicious. I strongly recommend joining this program and get to experience what I learned. As a high school student, taking the opportunity to go to Switzerland with the experiment was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I would have never known that by the age of 16 I would have traveled across the sea and gotten to the beauties of Switzerland.

11 people found this review helpful.

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