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  • Locations: Geneva, Switzerland; Online, Online
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Program Cost: Fall, Spring, Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Final Application Deadline Decision Timeline Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 03/15/2022 03/15/2022 TBA TBA
Fall 2022 03/15/2022 03/15/2022 TBA TBA
Spring 2023 10/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be contacted shortly after all application materials are completed.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: 2 - Sophomore, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior, 5 - Graduate
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Subject Areas: Communication and Journalism, Education, Environmental Studies, French, Geography, Interdisciplinary Courses, International Studies, Justice & Peace Studies, Political Science, Sociology & Criminal Justice
Housing Options: Homestay Language Prerequisite: None
Program Sponsor: SIT Research/Independent Study: Yes
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad Switzerland: International Studies & Multilateral Diplomacy

NOTE: SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, SIT may have to modify programs. Visit the SIT website for more details.

Examine the evolving role of multilateral diplomacy in international relations and responses to security challenges from the center of Geneva.

WHY STUDY INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS IN SWITZERLAND?

A global hub for diplomacy, Geneva is home to more than a dozen major international organizations such as the Red Cross, World Health Organization, United Nations agencies, and the World Trade Organization. While delving into high-level multilateral diplomacy, you’ll enjoy the gastronomic and cultural riches of this city and bohemian districts like Carouge, a Mediterranean-style hamlet modeled after Nice. You’ll also visit key intergovernmental organizations in Paris, like the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and you’ll go to the European Union headquarters in Brussels to get acquainted with issues involving the EU.
 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Network with experts at international organizations and research centers.
  • Travel to Paris and Brussels for a week and delve into hot-button EU issues.
  • Discuss with experts the major geopolitical challenges affecting international relations.
  • Rapidly improve your French language skills through intensive instruction. 
 

PREREQUISITES

Previous college-level coursework and/or other significant preparation in international studies or a related academic discipline, such as political science or prelaw, as assessed by SIT.

Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.

KEY TOPICS OF STUDY

  • Links between international stability and sustainable development
  • The UN systems and European Union politics
  • The evolving role of diplomacy in contemporary international relations
  • Regional and global security challenges, including geopolitics and security

 

MONEY MATTERS

Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor.  

SIT tuition and room and board fees include the following: 
  • All educational costs, including educational excursions 
  • All accommodations and meals for the full program duration 
  • Transportation to and from the airport, and on all educational excursions 
  • Health and accident insurance 
 
SCHOLARSHIPS
  • SIT awards nearly $1.6 million in scholarships and grants annually.
  • All scholarships and grants are need-based.
  • Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000 for semester programs.  
  • Contact the financial aid and/or study abroad office(s) at your college or university to learn if your school’s scholarships and grants and federal and state aid programs can be applied to an SIT Study Abroad program.
 

CONTACT SIT STUDY ABROAD

 
 


Application Process for Other Approved Programs
This program is offered through one of our approved program partners. In order to participate you must apply through, and be approved, by both St. Thomas and the program.
 
Application Process
  1. Attend a first-step session. Dates posted online at stthomas.edu/studyabroad.
  2. Schedule an advising meeting. This meeting will review:
    1. any questions you have about studying abroad, including program selection if you are considering multiple programs.
    2. the course approval process
    3. how to apply to Other Approved Programs
  3. Notify your study abroad advisor of final program selection.
  4. Complete all St. Thomas application materials by the St. Thomas application deadline.
  5. Complete program application via the program’s website by their deadline.
 
University of St. Thomas application deadlines:
October 1 for January Term and spring semester programs
March 15 for summer, fall semester and year-long programs.
Please note that some programs have deadlines earlier than St. Thomas.
 
St Thomas Criteria for Participation
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.5.
  • Students may not apply for, maintain an approved application, nor participate in a Study Abroad program while on academic or conduct probation. Any disciplinary records may be a consideration for approval to participate in an off-campus programs.
  • View all eligibility requirements for study abroad through St. Thomas: stthomas.edu/studyabroad > Explore & Plan > Student Policies.
  • Some programs have additional criteria.
 
Financial Aid/Scholarships
Financial Aid Awards (grants, loans and scholarships) typically apply to semester study abroad. Visit stthomas.edu/financialaid for instructions.

The Office of Study Abroad, and other approved program partners, offers scholarships. Visit stthomas.edu/studyabroad, and the program’s website, for details.


Program Information
For additional program information, contact the program partner.


For application procedures contact Study Abroad:
Office of Study Abroad
University of St. Thomas
MHC 212 (Mail 5026)
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105-1096 USA
Tel: 1.651.962.6450
Fax: 1.651.962.5199
Email: studyabroad@stthomas.edu
www.stthomas.edu/studyabroad