SIT Study Abroad: Switzerland - Banking, Finance, and Social Responsibility

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Examine macroeconomics and the global finance system through the lens of social justice and the ethics of sustainable business.From its base in Geneva, this program provides a thorough background in international banking and finance through a soci... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.5
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This program is definetly worthwhile. I gained some useful connections and I certianly gained some friends, wonderful experience and a fresh perspective. - Bennington College View Entire Review
My experience abroad was definitely worthwhile! I loved traveling around Switzerland and our excursion to Greece. The classes I took on sustainable finance were interesting (sometimes repetitive though). My favorite part of the program was an assignment I did in Greece where I had to speak to the locals. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I had a lot of time to learn and reflect on my own personal experience. - Duke University View Entire Review

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

From its base in Geneva, this program provides a thorough background in international banking and finance through a social justice lens using an experiential, case study approach. The program addresses the causes and implications of the unstable global financial economy, alternative systems of intermediation, and the implications of financial crises on economies through classroom seminars and through lectures and briefings at financial and banking institutions and NGOs.

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

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Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
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SIT Study Abroad awards need-based scholarships and grants. We do not offer merit-based awards at this time. Average awards range between $500 and $5,000 for our semester programs, and between $500 and $3,000 for our summer programs. Our scholarships and grants are available to all students accepted into an SIT Study Abroad program irrespective of citizenship, national origin, or home school. We do not require a separate scholarship application for each scholarship fund; eligible students will be evaluated for all funds for which they are eligible. Please note: SIT Study Abroad scholarships and grants are only applicable to tuition and room/board fees billed by SIT Study Abroad. We do not award scholarships or grants to cover any other expenses, including, but not limited to, immunizations, visa fees, books, or study abroad fees charged by your home school. If your home school has an established billing agreement with us, it is your responsibility to communicate with your home school as to how your SIT scholarship or grant will be passed on to you by your home school. For a list of available scholarships and grants, click here.

$500 - $5000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs – extended to June 1 for summer 2020 May 15 for fall programs — extended to June 1 for fall 2020 November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application. After ticking the scholarship box in the program application, please complete the following steps: Provide us with the name and email address of a financial aid officer at your home school. Electronically sign and date the FERPA release included as part of the application process. The financial aid officer at your school will be emailed a link to a secure web form where s/he will provide information about your financial aid at your home school

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