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  • Locations: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Restrictions: Rice applicants only
Fact Sheet:
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Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0 Terms Offered: Summer
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad Switzerland: Global Health & Development Policy (Summer)


Explore global health issues and compare public health systems within the framework of international and sustainable development, humanitarian action, human rights, and social justice.



Geneva is the world capital of public health and sustainable development organizations, making it the ideal place to study global health and development policy. You will build your understanding of these issues through a combination of in-class lectures by academic and policy experts and site visits and briefings with leading intergovernmental and nongovernmental health and development agencies in Geneva. While on your program, you may have opportunities to meet with experts from the World Health Organization (WHO), International Committee of the Red Cross, and Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), among others.


Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program highlights and details of coursework, educational excursions, and housing.



SIT is an all-inclusively priced study abroad program – including academics costs, excursions, accommodations and meals, airport transfers, and health insurance. Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor and read the website for more specific information. 


SIT has awarded an average of over $1.3 million in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students in the past three years. All scholarships and grants are need-based. Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.





Read more about our admissions process here.