U.N. in Geneva Field Intensive
Dates: June 22-29, 2013
Cost: $2,595 (airfare not included; double occupancy accommodations included with single room supplement available)
Faculty Escort: Dr. Jacques Fomerand
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 responsibilities. This unique field intensive places you in the historic Palais des Nations, the original home of the League of Nations, now 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, key representatives of governments, and staff members of non-governmental organizations on topics such as human rights, refugees, peace and security, world health, world trade, development, HIV/AIDS, women and children, climate change, international labor issues, and humanitarian assistance.
Off-Site Visits and Activities/Meetings May Include (Final itinerary TBA):
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- 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 designed 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. The course may be applied as an elective towards the Certificate in Global Affairs.
This program fills quickly, so be sure to apply as soon as possible for this unique study and travel 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
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 dates of arrival and departure.
The program begins officially on Saturday, June 22, so please bear in mind that you will need to leave the U.S. the night before, on Friday, June 21, and arrive in Geneva in the early afternoon on Saturday for the first of two important briefing sessions. The program ends on Saturday morning, June 29.
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.
Registration is by approved application only. The early application deadline is March 22, 2013 with full payment due by April 19 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 3 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.
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, you will not be able to use the course towards graduate study.