SIT Study Abroad: Intl. Studies in Switzerland

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Intersection of the Rhone and Arve Rivers, Geneva
Intersection of the Rhone and Arve Rivers, Geneva
Study Abroad with SIT in Geneva
Study Abroad with SIT in Geneva

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Examine the strategies and responses of intergovernmental, supranational, and regional organizations to current challenges in the international system.

While the city retains much of its French heritage and Swiss culture, Geneva’s population is truly international, with a unique microculture of social and political organizations.

From its base in Geneva, this program provides a thorough background in international studies, using an experiential, case study approach. The program addresses the most contemporary international issues, with classroom seminars supplemented by lectures and briefings at international and non-governmental organizations, including United Nations agencies, the Red Cross, and platforms of the World Trade Organization.

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9.5 Rating
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  • Academics 8.5
  • Support 9
  • Fun 10
  • Housing 9.5
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Pablo
9/10
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.
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Kathleen
10/10
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!