Hosted by: School for International Training (SIT)
Academic Focus: Political science, sociology, economics, French, global health, society and culture, and history. This program is open to all majors, but may be particularly suitable to students with academic interests in the majors listed above.
Approximate Dates: Fall: late August to early December; Spring: late January to early May.
Eligibility Requirements: A minimum 3.0 GPA, good academic standing. Applications will include strong research proposal in the student's specific field of interest within global health.
Courses: A curriculum that introduces students to current global issues, the activities of international organizations, and the role of the United Nations, focusing on Geneva as a center of international relations; exposes students to the political, economic, social, cultural and language realities of Switzerland in the context of the country's historical development.
Credit and Grade Translation - SIT Switzerland
Students will need to start preparing for a research topic early; after having identified a topic or a range of topics, the student should discuss the proposal with appropriate Emory faculty before submitting the application to SIT.
Check the OISP Blanket-Approved Database for pre-approved courses. OISP Master Blanket Approval List
Living Arrangements: The students stay in a home stay for ten weeks with a Swiss or international family, mostly in villages in the area around Nyon, near Geneva. For students who undertake an Independent Study Project in the Geneva area, the home stay is usually extended by four weeks. Other accommodations during the program include hostels or small hotels.
Costs: A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is available in the budget sheets. Please click here for Budget Sheets Fall Spring
Financial Aid/Scholarships: Students are eligible to carry existing financial aid and scholarships on Emory-approved study abroad programs. Students may also be eligible to apply for external scholarships.
Visa: Once SIT has accepted you and you have confirmed your enrollment, you will receive predeparture information that will include:
- Passport and visa requirements (Please do not apply for the visa before you receive this information from SIT!)
- Host country information
- Packing guidelines
- Reading and Internet resources