Program Overview

In the International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy program you will analyze the evolution of multilateral diplomacy in contemporary international relations. 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. Students examine the political, economic, security, strategic, and environmental dimensions of the rapidly evolving international system in the context of globalization. The program focuses on the strategies of international, supranational, and nongovernmental organizations in addressing current challenges to peace, stability, and sustainable development.

For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: SIT: International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy.

Additional requirements

Prior French language study recommended, but not required.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.

Application process

If you are interested in applying to an SIT program, we strongly advise you to meet with an advisor prior to applying.

SIT Study Abroad has rolling admission, which means that applications are reviewed on a rolling basis between the opening and closing dates of the review process. Applications must be complete to be reviewed for admission. Since many programs fill long before the published closing dates, you are strongly advised to apply by the priority deadline.

Qualified applicants are recommended by a GEO Study Abroad Program Advisor. The final selection of participants is made by SIT. The SIT admissions committee strives to select students who will be the best possible match for the program. You should submit strong academic references and demonstrate a consistent academic record, clear motivation to study abroad, solid reasoning for your program choice, and an understanding of the program model.

IMPORTANT: Application for a SIT program involves two parts:

    Completion of the GEO application process.
    Completion of the SIT application process.

Please note that the GEO deadline supersedes the SIT deadline. An application fee is due at the time of application and is non-refundable under any circumstances.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Summer20203/1/2020Early JuneMid-July

Travel Advisories

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