Multiple Locations +3
  • Switzerland
    • Geneva
  • Belgium
    • Brussels
  • France
    • Paris
Fall, Spring, Summer
Subject Areas
Anthropology European Studies International Relations
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships, BIPOC funding
Health & Safety

Program Details

Program Type
Direct Enrollment
Degree Level
Host Family


Starting Price
Price Details
Tuition details: https://studyabroad.sit.edu/admissions-aid/financing-your-study-abroad/tuition/

Available scholarships: https://studyabroad.sit.edu/admissions-aid/financing-your-study-abroad/scholarships-grants/available-scholarships-grants/
What's Included
Some Activities Airport Transfers Classes Travel Insurance
Apr 23, 2024
Aug 18, 2023
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About Program

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 meet with experts in Paris to discuss different issues related to international security and diplomacy from a French perspective, and you’ll go to the European Union headquarters in Brussels to get acquainted with issues involving the EU.

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Program 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.

Program Reviews

5.00 Rating
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  • Academics 4.35
  • Support 4.35
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 5
  • Safety 5
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Yes, I recommend this program

I'd Do It Over in a Heartbeat

Switzerland is a beautiful country and I love being able to say that I lived and studied there for a time. Geneva is a great place to study international relations and I really stepped out of my comfort zone and gained a lot of confidence through this program and just by being there. My host family was amazing and inviting and helped my French improve immensely. I had several experiences that helped me grow personally and professionally. There could've been some more structure/organization on the academic side but it was an overwhelmingly positive study abroad experience that I recommend to anyone considering it.

45 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Exploring Sitzerland

Switzerland is a remarkable country with so much to offer. I decided to participate in SIT's program because it allowed me the opportunity to stay with a Swiss family and blend into a pocket of Europe for an entire Spring. I traveled almost every weekend with a group of close friends from the program. Each city was different and charming in its own way. SIT understands the priorities of students attending: a study of global affairs mixed with a hands on taste of the international world.

SIT facilitates access to the World Bank, the UN, and other important epicenters of international politics. Additionally, the final project and its research requirements does an excellent job in stretching the students to find subject-matter-experts and conducting research. As a result, I learned significant lessons on obtaining my own data and networking with professionals.

What would you improve about this program?
There is no campus. SIT has no libraries or other central student center other than the main office where you have all your classes. I would create a larger space for students to be able to hang out as a group instead of dispersing into coffee shops or public libraries.
104 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Unique Academic Experience in Beautiful Geneva

My experience in the SIT International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy program in Geneva, Switzerland was truly wonderful. I was amazed by the variety of instructors that lectured us on their respective fields of study, covering a wide range of topics that you cannot possibly cover in a simple university class at home. In addition, the opportunity to numerous international and multilateral organizations in Geneva was incredible. These included visits to the International Committee of the Red Cross, the World Trade Organization, etc. My cohort felt very lucky to meet impressive leaders in the field of peacebuilding, economics, and more. I also would recommend Geneva's location as it is in the center of Europe, making it easy to travel both abroad and within Switzerland!

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