Immersion and Mentoring
Experience the world of international affairs in Geneva through our unique immersion programme, which combines visits of several international organisations and discussions with high-level practitioners in small groups.
MENTOR: Elisabeth Schubiger
PhD, Anthropology and Sociology
Spring 2020 Semester Mentor
After earning her professional diploma in Dressmaking, Fashion & Design, Elisabeth decided to work for a small NGO in a Vocational Training Centre for women in Haiti. During her two years there, she not only developed a new curricula, but she also managed a small production unit. Inspired by her work in Haiti and motivated by a curiosity for the world of development, she began her studies in Social Anthropology at University of Bern. There she assisted in various courses and research projects. During her studies, Elisabeth’s field of interest was large-scale land acquisition in Western Kenya. Later, as research assistant at the HEP Fribourg, she researched international education. In 2016 she earned her Master's in Social Anthropology and Art History. Thereafter, she worked on organizational development and knowledge management at a partner organisation of the Swiss NGO, Comundo, in Kenya. Since the summer of 2019, Elisabeth has worked at the Graduate Institute, conducting research for the SALMEAproject as a PhD candidate. She also works on self-accomplishment and local moralities in Turkana, Kenya.
Sample immersion and mentoring programme
Activity: Discussion about working with UNHCR, focusing on the Rohingya crisis
Speaker: Deputy Director Division of Programme Support and Management
World Health Organisation
World Trade Organisation
Activity: Discussion about the work at WTO, followed by Q&A session
Speaker: Dispute Settlement Lawyer
World Economic Forum
Bank for International Settlement