The Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver


Semester Programme in Geneva

The Josef Korbel School of International Studies and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva have established a Semester Study Programme in Geneva in 2014. Each year, up to ten students will be selected to spend six months in Geneva as part of an academic exchange.

The programme is designed to provide students with a unique opportunity to experience the international environment of Geneva from both the academic and professional perspectives.



  • Fall Semester (September - December).

Students may also apply for a 6 month stay, in which case the arrival will be scheduled mid-June



  • Immersion in the world of International Institutions in Geneva
  • Opportunities to expand your network of international peers (86% of students at the Institute are from outside Switzerland)
  • Study abroad in a dynamic multicultural country and enjoy the discovery of “Swiss culture”
  • Access to the Institute’s library - one of the most documented in the field of international and development studies in Europe
  • Access to the Institute’s career service, dedicated to professional advancement in international affairs and cooperation
  • Possibility to attend a wide range of events taking place at the Institute, such a lectures from Nobel Prize P. Krugman, or UN Secretary Geneva Ban Ki-Moon (link to the streaming on our webpage)
  • Student services available to support you in both partner institutions
  • Alumnus status further to the completion of the programme
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