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  • Locations: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • Restrictions: AU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Advisor: Amy Marrion Class Level Required for Admission: Graduate
Program Description:

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In this four week, 3-credit course, students will be involved in lectures and discussions that will deal with the international organizations and how global governance tackles some of our worlds' most pressing issues.

During the course, participants may have the opportunity to interact with top officials while visiting international organizations. Students from around the world will participate in the program, creating not only an opportunity to network with others across disciplines and sectors, but across many international borders.

At the end of the 4 weeks, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the founding and functioning of international institutions
  • Analyze their cooperation challenges in specific cases, such as migration issues
  • Appraise key global issues such as security, human rights, humanitarian action, climate change and the environment
  • Engage with leading academics and practitioners about the future of such challenges

Students will first apply to SIS and, upon acceptance and nomination to program, will enroll directly at The Graduate Institute for the full course. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a transcript from The Graduate Institute to be articulated on their AU transcripts with support from the SIS Office of International Programs.


June 17-July 12, 2019


Students will be responsible for 3-credits AU tuition for their participation in the program. All students are responsible for international airfare, in-country transport, meals, immunizations and visa fees. 


The interdisciplinary nature of the program is designed for graduate students with an interest in international affairs, global governance, and international organizations, and is ideal for those who wish to improve their knowledge and expertise of current issues in global governance negotiations.


Students are required to make their own travel arrangements to and from Geneva and must find their own accommodations for the duration of the two week program. Support to secure housing will be offered by The Graduate Institute, but will be at the expense of the student. Some on-campus accommodation may also be available, but is not guaranteed. More details will be made available in the pending program guide.


The priority deadline for application is February 22, 2019 -- applications submitted after this date will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Once admitted to the Program by SIS, students receive notification via e-mail. At that time, students will be required to submit a non-refundable deposit of $300 to SIS, through a check or money order made payable to American University, to secure their place in the Program.

Students must read the entire program guide before applying. The updated program guide will be made available in the Forms section of this website in the spring semester.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019
Varies by program 06/17/2019 07/12/2019

** The time it takes to receive an admissions decision varies greatly by program; it can take as little as two weeks or as long as several months. Contact AU Abroad for further details on your program's admissions timeline.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.