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The Boston University Geneva Physics Program brings students directly to the cutting edge of modern physics. With classes at the University of Geneva and directed research at the CERN, straddling the French-Swiss border just outside Geneva, students will work with the world's leading physicists to explore the universe on the level of its most basic constituent particles. Upon successful complet...


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Earn 6 credits in 4 weeks this summer while traveling and studying in 7 amazing European cities: Barcelona, Paris, Rome, Geneva, Milan, Rhodes (Greek Islands) and Chamonix (French Alps). Students from the U.S. and 15 other countries travel together (with the professors) taking classes, visiting universities, companies and international organizations. Open to all majors. AACSB-accredited univers...


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Voyager Europe is unlike any other study abroad program. We immerse our students in the art, history, and culture through a unique and intimate real-world learning experience in the cities that we visit. The students will study in Spain, France, Italy, Germany, and Switzerland, especially in important cities like Madrid, Berlin, Geneva, Paris, Milan, Florence, and Barcelona. The program include...


At the beginning of the 21st century, international discussions and actions play an important part in public and private policy-making. This 5th edition of the Programme on International Affairs and Multilateral Governance takes you to the heart of international policy-making: it provides participants with a unique combination of academic expertise and practical experience on issues of economi...


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Examine models of health systems and development policy in Geneva and the surrounding region, the world’s capital for international organizations dedicated to public health, social justice, and sustainable development. The program investigates prominent issues dominating the international health and development arena. Students learn through onsite briefings and lectures with health and dev...


Get ready to embark on a journey of discovery. A Youth For Understanding USA (YFU) study abroad program is an experience that will immerse you in the lives, cultures, and communities of a real family in one of more than 40 countries around the globe. An adventure where you'll learn, in a year, semester or a summer, what life is like for teens in another part of the world. An experience that ...


The Kent State University Geneva Semester in Switzerland offers the perfect opportunity to intern with an international organization, visit historic places, meet with European officials, establish new friendships, and touch different cultures. Since 1997, the program has enrolled students from throughout the United States and Canada, expanded their resumé, and broadened their lives. While on th...


Want to learn French in a fun, effective, and natural way? Look no further than Swiss French School. Choose to study in one of four fantastic locations based in the south-west of Switzerland. Established in 1986, Swiss French School is one of the most respected French language schools in the Riviera region. The school offers unparalleled French language instruction to students of all levels,...


Study Business Innovation for Sustainability, Social Responsibility, and Positive Impact in Geneva, Switzerland. As corporations grow increasingly influential, concerns over their impact on the planet and the people also grow, bringing social responsibility, sustainability, and the broader impact of business into the limelight. Nonetheless, business is undeniably a source of positive impact, in...


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Take part in the ”Crowdsourcing Sustainable Development” Summer School, a weeklong program that brings together students from Geneva, China, and other locations worldwide to work together to tackle Goals with Crowdsourcing solutions. With its multitude of international organisations, Geneva provides a unique space for understanding the different dimensions involved in this truly global effort. ...

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Studying Abroad in Geneva

Between the astounding Alpine peaks and the rolling hills of the Jura, at the end of Lake Geneva where the Rhone river flows out, sits the exquisite city of Geneva. The French-speaking, second-largest city in Switzerland is known for its humanitarian traditions, modern-day ideals, and history of social activism. Studying abroad in Geneva is for those who want an ultra-modern international education in a charming, old-school European setting.

Food & Culture

Geneva claims to have the shortest commuting time in the world. Although it is listed as one of the world’s most expensive cities, the public transportation (one of which is a water taxi) is quite affordable. The Swiss are known worldwide for their rich decadent chocolates. There is an abundance of chocolateries just waiting to be explored. You will also want to be on the lookout for The Geneva Seal, or Poinçon de Genève, which the quality seal of the Watchmaking School of Geneva and is only given to the most high-end of watches.

Things to Do

Jet d'Eau: One of the most famous landmarks in Geneva is the Jet d’Eau, a fountain of water that shoots 459 feet up into the air! The burst of water was once an occasional pressure release for hydropower generation for the Rhone River. The people of Geneva enjoyed it so much that they decided to make it a permanent fountain. Now the Jet d’Eau can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. When visiting it, be careful where you stand — the slight change of wind can cause the stream to switch directions and you may be finding yourself drenched. Lit up at night, it’s a spectacular sight. 

Old City Of Geneva: This is the heart of the city. There are numerous shops, buildings, and history to take in. You won’t miss the beautiful St. Peter’s Cathedral or the Place du Bourg-de-Four, a center with restaurants, high-end shopping, and gelaterias. Studying abroad in Geneva might mean you’re not downtown every day, so make plenty of time for yourself to get off campus and explore this unforgettable area. Geneva’s Architecture: The Eaux-Vives, the L’lle and the Quartier des Grottes are areas of the city sure to impress. Start your adventure of architecture with the most typical Swiss buildings by visiting the area of Eaux-Vives. After that you might want to pass by the Tour de L’lle, which are the remnants of a fortified castle from the 13th century. Visit the whimsical village of the Quariter des Grottes. The Quariter des Grottes has an area of building called “les Schtoumpfs” in which the constructor of this unbelievable region tried to avoid straight lines at all costs! You won’t want to miss it.

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Interested in learning firsthand about international business and relations when you’re studying abroad? Geneva has many opportunities for you to do just that. This was the founding city of the International Red Cross, the historic headquarters for the League of Nations, and is the home of the largest United Nations office outside of its headquarters in New York. Look into the SIT Study Abroad program to Geneva — it focuses on analyzing global issues, world development, and international education. 

Is your focus more in the area of science or technology? To study abroad in Geneva might be an extremely wise decision for you. The city is known for some of the most prestigious research and development laboratories in the world. These include Serono Pharmaceutical Research Institute (SPRI), Du-Pont-Nemours, IBM Center for Telecom - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), and the Swiss Institutes of Bioinformatics and Proteomics.

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