Wellbeing

Your wellbeing is important to us!

Do you have a question? A concern related to your studies or your personal life? Feel free to reach out to us. Confidentiality is guaranteed (unless your own or someone else's safety is concerned).

Supporting students

 

We can provide you with useful tips on administrative services at the Institute or in Switzerland, as well as discuss personal, social or health issues. We can also help you prepare your application for financial aid at the Institute.

Contact the Student Wellbeing team

 

Contact us by email at student.support@graduateinstitute.ch if you have a question or if you would like to meet with a member of our team for an individual session.

Eliane Minassian-Kellermann 

Deputy Head Student Services

Eliane Minassian

 

 

 

International Programmes, office n°304, Petal 1, ground floor
student.support@graduateinstitute.ch
Tel: 022 908 57 50

Eliane has been at the Graduate Institute since 2002, working for the Executive Education and International Programmes. Her great interest in human relations has motivated her to become a certified practitioner of the  NLP method. This method focuses on communication skills, enabling participants to improve their ability to listen and accompany persons under stress or who have personal concerns.

What matters to Eliane is: that students can make the most of their stay at the Graduate Institute and that they leave with the feeling that they have achieved more than their academic objectives.

Languages: French, English, German

Michal Sela

Deputy Head Student Services

Michal Sela

 

 

 

Admissions Office n°313, Petal 1, ground floor
student.support@graduateinstitute.ch
Tel: 022 908 57 45

Michal has been working in international education for 20 years, at the Graduate Institute since 2015. Having grown up, studied and lived in seven cities on three continents, she is a veteran expat. She has experienced, first-hand, the joys and sorrows of culture shock, study abroad, cross-cultural relations and venturing outside of one's comfort zone, while managing the rigorous demands of work and studies.

What's important to Michal: as a student of Non-Violent Communications, Michal believes that the key to a satisfying, mindful life is to be attuned to our underlying needs and those of others. We all need to be seen and heard, we need human connection, security and self-realisation. We also need to manage our budgets, our schedules and our reading lists! Michal hopes to raise awareness for mental health and to contribute to our students' well-being through her roles in the Student Services and Student Welfare teams.

Languages: English, French, Hebrew

 

 

 

Margaux Schaar

Department Manager – International Relations/Political Science

Margaux Schaar

 

 

 

Office n°640, Petal 1, 6th floor
student.support@graduateinstitute.ch
Tel: 022 908 59 58

Margaux has been working for the Institute since 2013 as Department Manager for the IRPS Department. With a multicultural background, she tries to use her skills to help her fellows as much as she can. Working closely with faculty members helps her to understand their needs and allows her to guide students through the inner workings of administration and academia.

What matters to Margaux is: to help our students feel comfortable with all the particularities of the Institute (academically and administratively) knowing that studying abroad can sometimes be difficult. She is available to listen to student concerns and works to try to find a solution together with them.

Languages: French, English

 

 

Claudia Saviaux Druliolle

Human Resources Director

Claudia Saviaux Druliolle

 

 

 

Office n°413, Petal 1, 4th floor
student.support@graduateinstitute.ch
Tel: 022 908 57 50

Occupational Psychologist, FSP member (Swiss Federation of Psychologists). Certified Master NLP Practitioner with over 25 years of experience in human resources management and executive and continuous education for adults in various sectors.

What matters to Claudia is: that our students feel welcomed at the Institute and in Geneva and that they feel confident asking for help or advice when needed to people who are there to guide and orientate them.

Languages: French and English

Kasia Wasiukiewicz

Financial Aid Advisor and Student Support

Kasia Wasiukiewics

 

 

 

Office n° 415, Petal 1, 4th floor
scholarships@graduateinstitute.ch
Tel: 022 908 43 44

Being a student abroad can be a frightening and challenging experience. It can also be exciting and very rewarding in all aspects of your life. With a background in social studies (MA in Sociology and DAS in Project Management) and extensive international exposure, Kasia has been there and would now like to help you settle into your new life in Geneva. After completing her studies, Kasia worked for the University of Geneva for five years and fully joined the Institute in 2012. She has held various positions within the Executive Direction but her main focus has always been students' well-being: "In order to enjoy your experience and get the most out of it, students need to step out of their comfort-zone and appreciate crossing cultures."

What matters to Kasia is: that students will know how to plan their finances wisely and, if needed, where to reach out for help.

Languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian and Polish

Samantha Conod

De Picciotto Student House Administrator

Samantha_Conod

 

 

 

De Picciotto Administration Office, Groundfloor
student.support@graduateinstitute.ch
Tel: 022 908 45 01

Samantha has been working for the Institute since 2015, as Administrator of the Student House. She began her career in real estate in 2007. She grew up in a tourist ski resort in the Swiss Alps and therefore has always been in contact with the international scene. This is one of the reasons why it is so rewarding for her to have had the opportunity to join the Institute. Real estate in the broad sense is her favorite field but she particularly appreciates the human contacts and being able to bring her advice, her help or her support.

What matters to Samantha is: primarily, the welfare of the students, so they can carry out their projects in the best conditions. That is why she is at their disposal to be an attentive ear and to help them find solutions in difficult times.

Languages: French, English 

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YOUR ACADEMIC PATH AT THE INSTITUTE

Request of extension due to illness, or any other unforeseen event, documents and extracts related to your studies, contact your programme assistant:

Contact your academic advisor:  Dr Laurent Neury

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