OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

SIT: Switzerland (Global Health and Development Policy)

Program Administrator: 
SIT
Country: 
Switzerland
Host Institution: 

Students are based in Geneva with excursions to France and Croatia. Grounded in a framework of social justice, this program focuses on vulnerable groups, and critiques organizations that respond to their needs.

Classroom seminars are supplemented by lectures and briefings at international and nongovernmental organizations, including the University Hospital of Geneva, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and the World Health Organization.

Interactive research studies and field excursions in Switzerland and France deepen students' understanding of the challenges faced by organizations that foster public health, human rights, peacebuilding, multilateral diplomacy, environmental accountability, and sustainable development.

Location: 

Geneva is a city in western Switzerland on the shores of Lake Geneva.  It is an international center for many reknown international organizations, including the United Nations and the World Health Organization. Excursions include Paris, France, Bern and Lugano, Switzerland and Zagreb, Croatia.

Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Language: 
English
Language: 
French
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US Students
Housing: 
Host Family
Requirement: 

2.75 GPA, Sophomore standing.

OSU Study Abroad Program Deadlines

Deadlines for OSU Study Abroad Programs:

  • Summer Programs: March 15
  • Fall, Year-Long Programs: April 15
  • Winter/Spring Semester Programs: October 15
  • Spring Term Programs: November 15

Programs may have alternative deadlines or extend deadlines. Confirm with your program advisor.

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Details: 

To learn more about the program and coursework, visit the SIT: Switzerland (Global Health and Development Policy) page.

Program Costs: 

SIT program fee + $350 IDEA study abroad fee per term

Academic emphasis: 
Political Science
Pre-Pharmacy
Public Health


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