Program Details

There will be a series of site visits, with approximately two visits a week. Students will have the opportunity to visit many of the international organizations that are headquartered in Geneva, such as the ICRC, the UNHCR, the ILO, and the WTO.
Location:
Geneva, Switzerland
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
This program focuses on public international law, refugee law, and human rights. Also, two afternoons a week are reserved for site visits with many intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations headquartered in Geneva. There are a limited number of internships in London, Ghana, and Ireland in the human rights field.

There will be a series of site visits, with approximately two visits a week. Students will have the opportunity to visit many of the international organizations that are headquartered in Geneva, such as the ICRC, the UNHCR, the ILO, and the WTO.

An unsurpassed opportunity for students of human rights. Students study public international, human rights, humanitarian and refugee law at a very appropriate location — Geneva, the European headquarters for the United Nations. The program includes visits to, and briefings at, the key institutions located in Geneva. The seminars are taught in the mornings by the faculty from local institutions as well as by the program director. Classes are at the Webster University, located in the residential lakeside commune of Bellevue. There is a final exam based on the coursework at the end of each section in this program. 5 (academic credits); 4 (internship credits)
Setting Description:
Geneva is a beautiful and sophisticated city nestled in the foothills of both the French and Swiss Alps. Lake Leman divides the city, with the old city and university on one side and the United Nations Organization, train station and airport on the other. Montreux and Lausanne are nearby, and Florence, Paris and other magnificent sites are easily accessible on the weekends. Hiking opportunities in the Alps abound. You can stroll by the lake, take a traditional steamer to one of the many villages, or simply look at snow-covered Mount Blanc towering in the distance. Enjoy fondue? Try one of the many outdoor cafes surrounding the cathedral in the old town.
Cost:
$1000 per unit

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