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  • Locations: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Duke applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-Duke Students: No Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, French
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Homestay, Hostel, Hotel Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Abby Hall Grubbs
Minimum Class Level: Sophomore Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Course Load: 16 credits/semester Click here for a definition of this term Additional Program Prerequisites: Previous college-level coursework in international studies or a related academic discipline
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: None Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Economics, History, International Comparative Studies, Political Science, Public Policy, Social Sciences, Sociology
Duke Administered Program?: No
Program Description:

Please note that the Duke Study  Abroad Fee will be charged to students enrolled in this program. For more information about the fee, please see http://globaled.duke.edu/finances/study-abroad-fee.

 

With its long history of neutrality, independence, and protection of the disenfranchised, Geneva is the world's capital for international organizations dedicated to conflict transformation, social justice, and sustainable development. While the city retains much of its French heritage and Swiss culture, Geneva's population is truly international, with a unique microculture of social and political organizations.

From its base in Geneva, this program provides a thorough background in international studies, using an experiential, case study approach. The program addresses the most contemporary international issues, with classroom seminars supplemented by lectures and briefings at international and nongovernmental organizations, including United Nations agencies, the Red Cross, and platforms of the World Trade Organization.

Interactive research studies and field excursions in Switzerland, France, and Belgium deepen students' understanding of the challenges faced by organizations that foster multilateral diplomacy, peace building, human rights, environmental accountability, international trade, and global cooperation.

For more detailed information on this program, please visit the program's homepage through the link listed above.

Note: This program was formerly titled International Studies, Organizations, and Social Justice.