Semester Programme

Join us in the heart of Geneva for a unique opportunity to explore and analyse today's global challenges with renowned faculty and high level practitioners.


A new 14-week programme for Undergraduate Students

This programme offers undergraduate students a unique opportunity to familiarise themselves with international institutions and actors that tackle the global challenges of our world. It also provides the occasion to take part in the intellectual life of a human-scale and cosmopolitan postgraduate institution.


Student can earn credits up to 30 ECTS by taking:

  • Dedicated courses on global issues (globalisation, international security, global governance, international organisations, etc)
  • Up to two courses at the MA level from a large range of thematics and disciplines at the Institute (see under)
  • Possibility of taking one French language course
  • Panel discussions with international practitioners
  • Visits of international organisations such as the United Nations, the UN Human Rights, the UN Refugee Agency, the World Trade Organisation, the World Health Organisation, the International Red Cross, etc.
  • Mentoring programme and academic advice for graduate studies and career paths
  • Possibility of internship during the semester break

The programme is open to students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree programme and who would like to engage in a study abroad semester in the field of International Affairs.

Tanisha Rayamajhi, Wellesley College (Autumn 2017 Semester)

Tanisha.jpg"I think the immersion offered by this program into the heart of what working in international affairs really means is unparalleled amongst opportunities available to an undergraduate. In addition to taking small-sized graduate classes alongside people who have had such a breadth of experiences and perspectives to offer, there are classes that professors have designed specifically for us, from a technical course on macroeconomic policy to a discussion based class on Histories of Globalisation. The program fosters each student’s individual interest through its mentoring program. I only had to mention once that I was interested in global health and there was a meeting organised with someone at WHO within a few days. The week before I had lunch and a conversation with the former UNHCR Representative of my country. It has been an incredible, tailor-made experience so far and one I highly recommend to anyone wanting to pursue a career in the international domain."