SIT Study Abroad: Switzerland - International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy

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Examine the evolving role of multilateral diplomacy in international relations and responses to security challenges from the center of Geneva.A global hub for diplomacy, Geneva is home to more than a dozen major international organizations such as... read more

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I learned about the importance and role of diplomacy and how the global playing field is changing from the world I grew up in. I also greatly improved my French skills through the French classes and my experience with my host family. - Vanderbilt University View Entire Review
I gained networking skills and a better knowledge of the real-world application of international relations concepts. - The College of Wooster View Entire Review
I expanded my network and learned a ton about human rights and humanitarian work. - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor View Entire Review
Past Review Travel
I got to learn about a different culture and practice a new language. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned a lot about IR and French. It was definitely worth while. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself, and what it was like to live in a European state that tries to keep itself aloof and separated from the rest of the continent. - Austin College View Entire Review
It was absolutely worthwhile. I was able to get contacts for future employment at international organizations. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I learned how to adapt to different cultures and learned a tremendous amount in my field of study. It was extremely worthwhile. - Barnard College View Entire Review
More than anything, the experience has given me an idea for my senior thesis. I don't think I would have been able to decide on a thesis topic this early with a semester abroad at PC. - Providence College View Entire Review
I really can't elaborate on this in a coherrent way. It was an incredible experience tha all college aged individuals should do - Providence College View Entire Review
I gained many leadership skills by participating in the program. I look at the world in a different perspective then when i did before leaving. There many problems in developing countries world wide, that many Americans are oblivion to. By participating in a non-American culture, it opens up your eyes to the cultures all around ... - Austin College View Entire Review
I had an amazing experience with study abroad, the highlight of which was my homestay family. In retrospect, I would not have chosen a program where I studied and traveled with a bunch of American students (this ultimately felt limiting) and instead would have opted for a program at a Swiss university. This was not true for ever... - Western Washington University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT: Geneva - International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy
I learned how to interactive research, travel independently, force myself to speak a foreign language, adapt to a new culture, travel on a very small budget, meet strangers, establish contacts, etc. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I am someone who also likes to have fun, explore, and connect with peers. During my semester with SIT, I was able to do all 3 without any troubles. Although it can be somewhat difficult to meet people in new places depending on language barriers, age demographics, or interests, the connections always start internally, with the s... - Claremont McKenna College View Entire Review
September 05, 2022 Challenging Yet Fulfilling
This program was very different from a regular university experience. We were encouraged to treat the city of Geneva and other cities in Europe as our classrooms. The independent research component helped us utilize resources, both private and public, which further gave us a glimpse at post graduate or other research opportuniti... - Oberlin College View Entire Review
Yes, it was definitely worthwhile! I gained maturity, knowledge, and great friendships all while studying a topic that I am passionate about. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
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It was definitely worthwhile. particularly the home stay. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was worthwhile. I gained confidence and communication skills, as well as a sense of adventure. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Going to the international organizations and speaking with experts in the field of international law was my favorite part. I feel like I learned so much about how Europeans view the US, which was extremely important to me. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Research experience, which was worthwhile and very beneficial. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
participating in the program has helped me determine what I want to do after I graduate and has provided me with a international network in the world of international relations - Barnard College View Entire Review
It was worthwhile because I want to work here in the future, I fell in love with Geneva and I hope I can work for the ICRC or UNHCR one day. I met some amazing people and made lifelong friendships; I have a Swiss family that I plan on visiting sometime again next year; I learned about my capabilities through the experiences I ha... - Austin College View Entire Review
Yes it was. I made some great life long friends! - DePauw University View Entire Review
The research that I was able to do made up for any other shortcomings in the program. This study abraod program can be great if you put the time into it. - Austin College View Entire Review
It was absolutely worthwhile! I think study abroad always has challenging aspects, but I had a lot of fun and learned a lot and was thrilled to be in the middle of the international action! - Pacific Lutheran University View Entire Review

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Examine the evolving role of multilateral diplomacy in international relations and responses to security challenges from the center of Geneva.

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.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • French
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • European Studies
  • Western European Studies
  • International Relations
  • Political Science and Government
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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SIT Study Abroad is committed to increasing access to international education and to ensuring you have the information you need to successfully access funding for your study abroad program with us. SIT has awarded an average of over $1.3 million in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students in the past three years. We encourage all qualified students to apply for our need-based scholarships. SIT scholarships are not available for online courses or virtual internships. Your scholarship application is created when you select your interest in SIT need-based scholarships when asked in the drop-down section of your SIT Study Abroad program application. Your application is then reviewed separately, on a rolling basis, when complete. For a list of available scholarships and grants, click here.

$500 - $5000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs 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: 1) Once your scholarship application is started, you will be asked to provide SIT with the name and email address of a financial aid counselor at your home institution, or the general email address of your financial aid office. This is very important as it allows SIT to consider any financial aid that may be available from your home institution when reviewing your scholarship application. 2) Add SIT’s school code (008860) to your FAFSA form. 3) Your scholarship application is complete and ready for review when SIT has your FAFSA and the financial aid information from your home institution. Confirm receipt of all required financial aid information with the SIT Study Abroad Scholarship Office (studyabroad.scholarships@sit.edu or 802.258.3503). 4) If you do not receive an award decision notification from SIT before the billing due date, please know that your scholarship application was not complete.

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