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Programs : Brochure

  • Locations: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Emory applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017 03/06/2017
08/23/2017 12/05/2017
Spring 2018 10/02/2017
01/24/2018 05/08/2018
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** TBA TBA

** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.

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Program Description:
Hosted by: School for International Training (SIT)

Academic Focus: Global Health, Human Health, Development, French. 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 health issues and the activities of international organizations, focusing on Geneva as a center of international relations; exposes students to the political, economic, social, and cultural influences on global health and development as seen through the Swiss lens.

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. 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. 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 linked at the top of this page by semester.

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