WHY STUDY GLOBAL HEALTH IN SWITZERLAND?
In Geneva, the global capital city of health and health governance, visit strategic international agencies in the fields of global health, humanitarian action and human rights. These may include the World Health Organization, Global Fund, Global Vaccine Alliance, International Committee of the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, the United Nations Human Rights Council, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Compare global and local Swiss public health systems and their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic as you earn college credit and develop skills for college and your future career.
Learn about Switzerland’s history, including as an international center for humanitarian action, its culture and unique administrative system, and the country’s role in European and world affairs. Visits to sites such as the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and the Palais des Nations, as well as a three-day excursion to Gruyère will deepen your understanding of public and global health.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will earn three college credits through The Experiment’s accredited partner institution, School for International Training.
LEARN BY DOING
The Experiment’s programs are designed to build skills that will help you succeed. In Switzerland, you will learn:
- Academic writing
- College prep
- Intercultural communication and understanding
- Critical thinking
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
- Be prepared to be intellectually challenged by the course content and your learning community. Participants will be expected to complete required readings, assignments, exercises, and actively participate in course discussions.
- In the cities, you can find different types of food to meet dietary requirements.
- Navigate the city using public transit; some commutes can be up to an hour.
- Some program activities will require a specific dress code based on specific site visits. More details will be given in the packing list.
- Access to the internet is limited and internet speeds and connectivity vary.
- The diverse personal and social identities of participants may, in part, shape their experience abroad. In-country partners will discuss cultural norms and the local context during orientation. Please read our approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for further information. All students will have a safe space within the program spaces and with the local staff and group leaders.
- The Experiment program structure is rooted in experiential learning and cohort-based learning. The participant group experience is a major source of learning for Experimenters and is facilitated by trained Experiment group leaders.