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  • Locations: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
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  • 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 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: Coursework in development studies, public health, or the social, economic, or political sciences
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: Previous study of French recommended but not required Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Economics, Global Health, Health Policy, 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/for_students/policies#study-abroad-fee.


Study current questions and policies relating to development and public health in Geneva, the world’s capital for international organizations dedicated to public health, social justice, and sustainable development.

Grounded in a framework of social justice, this program focuses on vulnerable groups, and critiques organizations that respond to their needs.

Classroom seminars are supplemented by lectures and briefings at international and nongovernmental organizations, including the University Hospital of Geneva , the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and the World Health Organization.

Interactive research studies and field excursions in Switzerland and France deepen students' understanding of the challenges faced by organizations that foster public health, human rights, peacebuilding, multilateral diplomacy, environmental accountability, and sustainable development.