• Switzerland
    • Geneva
Fall, Spring

Program Details

Program Type
Degree Level
Host Family


Starting Price
What's Included
Some Activities Airport Transfers Classes Travel Insurance
What's Not Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airfare Meals SIM cards Visa
Aug 02, 2023
Jul 16, 2023
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About Program

Examine macroeconomics and the global finance system through the lens of social justice and the ethics of sustainable business.

Major topics of study include:
-International banking and reforms and markets within internationals financial systems
-Solidarity economies, microfinance, and sustainable financing and sustainable business
-Islamic banking
-Financial intermediation systems and risk
-Financial globalization, financial crises, and social responsibility
-Ethics of banking, financial policy, tax avoidance, and market pressure

You can choose to complete an internship during the last five weeks of this program. For this internship, you will be placed with a local Swiss organization where you will gain real work experience related to the program’s theme and develop professional skills you can use in your career.

This program is currently not being promoted on Go Overseas by its provider. Check with SIT Study Abroad for the most up-to-date information regarding the status of this program.

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SIT Robert Kantor Memorial Scholarship

Each year one student will be granted $10,000 in scholarship aid to study abroad with a SIT program. Funded by individual donors and foundations, the requirements are tight: seeking first-generation college students who've never traveled abroad before, currently attend an HBCU, and demonstrate strong financial need.

Program Reviews

4.67 Rating
based on 3 reviews
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  • Academics 3
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 4.7
  • Safety 5
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Yes, I recommend this program

A Road to Discovery !

I learned more about myself from this experience abroad.
- I learned more about the different financial institutions and structures. I learned more about Corporate Social Responsibility. I learned more about sustainability and how the UN is working toward its goals along with different institutions.
- Growing up, I was not too exposed to the nature and activities related to that. In Switzerland, there are so many opportunities to explore not only the places that are party focused, but also the places where your mind, body, and soul could all come into a symbiosis. I constantly was in awe about the things that I saw, and (that may sound cliche, but truly !) started feeling a little more recognizant of my role as a steward of the earth in protecting these riches given to us by nature.
- I did an internship in Switzerland, and the internship I did there was a testament of how different people in other countries view work and life balance: there physically going to eat daily with your coworkers or managers was a ritual more than it was a luxury. I have always found myself eating in front of my computer during lunch. It put into perspective the value of relationships at work.
- I was faced with making very harsh decisions for myself, and I am proud to say that though they were difficult having been abroad in an environment that was completely unknown, but still being able to figure life out was a testament to myself that the sky is truly the limit and staying in your comfort zone is never going to make you grow to your highest limit.

  • The administration and the academics
  • The transportation system and not having to pay for it
  • The constant reminder of our social responsibility in society.
  • Transparency from the start about not leaving in Geneva (the city itself and how that may affect transportation from the start)
19 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

A program fit for anyone and any major!

My experience was amazing and wholesome despite the fact that it was cut short because of the pandemic. It was stressful but SIT handled it well.
The workload in this program is as extensive as you want to make it, this is not to say that you can slack off but that there is still enough room to explore the country and make use of the swiss pass. However, if you choose to spend more time exploring one of your projects you can still arrange for that depending on the circumstances. There are also some opportunities to interact with the locals to understand the culture and build a network for the future. If you enjoy being in a host family to practice your french and build a long-lasting relationship, this is it! Overall, it is a great program and you can make whatever you want to make out of it. Our program included people from many different fields of study, interests, and future goals and that made the program more interactive and unique as each of us was gaining new perspectives.

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

Fun, Relaxing, Educational - great experience all around!

I really enjoyed my study abroad experience! The academic coursework was interesting but not stressful, so students were able to take a lot of time to explore the local culture and travel. My favorite part of the program was the 2-week excursion in Greece, during which students were able to interact with Greeks, explore the country and culture in detail, and otherwise have fun! Overall, would highly recommend this program for students who are looking to explore Switzerland, learn more about sustainability in finance, and take a break from coursework in the United States.

What would you improve about this program?
Some of the academic coursework could have been better organized or condensed.
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