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Fact Sheet:
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Click here for a definition of this term Advisor: Jillian Madden (31135) Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.7
Language of Instruction: English, French Language Prerequisite: No
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Homestay, Hostel/Hotel Program Provider: SIT
Click here for a definition of this term Area(s) of Study: Diverse studies available (see below) Fall Calendar: Late August to early December
Spring Calendar: Early February to late May Restrictions: Vanderbilt undergraduates only
Type of Program: Study Center Academic Calendar: Similar to VU
Additional Prerequisites: N/A Application Deadline: Spring Deadline 1
Program Description:

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.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Review Begins Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 08/28/2024 08/29/2024 TBA TBA