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U.N. in Geneva

UN in Geneva

UN in Geneva

Geneva is the European headquarters of the United Nations, the primary seat of several of its specialized and affiliated agencies, and the center of many of its global mandates. This global field intensive places you in the historic Palais des Nations, the original home of the League of Nations, the hub of international activity and the setting for hundreds of year-round meetings and conferences. Here, you will meet and will be briefed by senior U.N. officials, diplomats, and staff members of non-governmental organizations on topics such as human rights, peace and security, world trade, development, refugees, world health, women and gender, children, climate change and natural disasters, international labor issues, and humanitarian assistance.

Off-Site Visits and Activities/Meetings May Include (Final itinerary TBA):

  • Palais des Nations
  • International Labor Organization (ILO)
  • U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
  • World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Permanent Missions of U.N. Member States and Intergovernmental
    Organizations at Geneva

Who Should Enroll?

This program is recommended for individuals preparing for positions in international agencies, non-governmental organizations, media, advocacy, relief assistance, and teaching, as well as for students and for those whose personal and professional interests are global.

This program fills quickly, so be sure to apply as soon as possible for this study experience!

What Is Included

  • Hotel accommodations at the Eden Hotel, based on double occupancy for seven nights (single rooms available for a supplemental fee)
  • Buffet breakfasts daily
  • All meetings, briefings, lectures, and study materials in Geneva
  • Two dinners
  • Lake tour of historic Geneva
  • Guided tour of the Palais des Nations
  • Orientation sessions in Geneva

Program Information
Dates: June 20-27, 2015

Application Deadline: March 20, 2015

Cost: $2,595 (airfare not included; double occupancy accommodations included with single room supplement available)

Faculty Escort: Dr. Jacques Fomerand

Registration Information
Registration is by approved application only
. The early application deadline is March 20, 2015 with full payment due by April 17 if accepted. Detailed registration instructions will be sent to you upon acceptance. Applications will be accepted until the program is filled.

Cancellations and Refunds: Cancellations received on or after May 1 will be subject to full forfeiture of the entire program cost. Cancellations must be made in writing. To protect yourself, we recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance.


To give you flexibility, we have NOT included airfare in the cost of the program as you may have frequent travel mileage or access to economical fares. Several airlines fly to Geneva directly or via European capitals. Before you commit to paying for your airline ticket, please check with us about the status of your application and the recommended times of arrival and departure.

Program Notes

The program begins officially on Saturday, June 20, so please bear in mind that you will need to leave the U.S. the night before, on Friday, June 19, and arrive in Geneva in the early afternoon on Saturday for the first of two important briefing sessions. The program ends on Friday evening, June 26, with hotel reservations extended until the following morning, Saturday, June 27.


For U.S. citizens, a valid passport is required. Be sure that it is up-to-date. Non-U.S. passport holders should check with the Swiss Consulate for your required documentation.

Please Note: This program is also available as a part of our graduate program in Global Affairs.  If you take the course as a continuing education student, your course work will not count toward graduate credit.