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SIT Switzerland: International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy

Living in a Fairytale, courtesy of Leigh Cooper

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SIT Switzerland: International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy


Program terms: Fall, Spring
Restrictions: Vanderbilt applicants only
Type of Program: Study Center
Costs: Budget Sheets
Academic Calendar: Fall 2021, Spring 2022
Key Dates:
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Located in the international hub of Geneva, this study center program gives students a unique opportunity to examine the evolving role of multilateral diplomacy in international relationships and responses to security challenges. Students will have numerous occasions to meet experts working at international organizations, academic institutions, and research centers, working in fields such as multilateral diplomacy, conflict resolution, development, the environment, and security. Coursework includes instruction in French (multiple levels) as well as excursions, including travel to Paris and Brussels to become acquainted with EU issues and structures and visit important international organizations. Students will live with a Swiss or international family in the French-speaking canton of Vaud, providing an opportunity to deepen and practice language skills and participate more fully in local cultures. In the final month of the program, students complete an independent research project, focusing their efforts on their own specific interests.

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Housing: Homestay, Hostel/Hotel
Minimum GPA: 2.7
Language of Instruction: English, French
Language prerequisite: No
Additional prerequisites: N/A
Costs: Budget Sheets
Student contacts: Peer alumni

Photo: Living in a Fairytale, courtesy of Leigh Cooper


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