GENEVA: Webster University

Geneva, Switzerland

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Dates

  • Fall Semester - August to December (15-week semester)
  • Spring Semester - January to May (15-week semester)

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - *Please note earlier deadline.* March 1
  • Spring Semester - September 10

Description

Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (e.mcclanahan@neu.edu)

Courses

Students enroll in 4 courses while abroad and transfer back 16 NU credits. Students can choose from all the undergraduate curriculum offered at Webster, Geneva. Courses are offered in Business, Computer Science, European Studies, History, International Affairs, Psychology, and Communications.

Terms are divided into two, 8-week sessions. Students will enroll in two courses in each session (for a total of 4 courses over 16 weeks). Please note that due to the nature of these 6 week sessions, courses are intensive.

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Host University

The Webster University, Geneva campus hosts nearly 600 students from over 90 nationalities. Webster University Geneva is just minutes from the center of Geneva — a truly international city where the world meets for everything from business and banking to humanitarian issues and global affairs, and where 40% of residents are foreign nationals.

Webster University Geneva is located in a park-like setting in the suburban town of Bellevue, an 8 minute train ride from central Geneva. The secure and tranquil setting is a brief walk from Lake Leman and affords spectacular views of Mont Blanc. Both train and bus service are available immediately adjacent to the campus.

The campus offers classrooms, academic and staff offices, recording and photographic studios, a cafeteria, a fitness center, a student recreational area and a library. The library consists of a physical collection of over 25,000 items and is supported by a professional, accredited Librarian and trained staff. It also includes an extensive online Library, which allows access to digital collections of academic journals in all subject areas, over 25,000 e-books, e-reference collections, educational streaming video sites, and training materials, among other resources.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 2.5
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility

Application Procedure

    • OISP online applicationPlease submit the following directly to OISP:
    • Study Abroad Application
    • Housing Form
    • Photocopy of Passport ID Page
    • 2 Passport Sized Photos, please note unofficial versions are fine. You can use the following guidelines to print your own: http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/passports/FIG_cropper.swf
    • 1 Letter of Recommendation from Faculty or Academic Advisor (format in Webster application)
    • Official Transcripts
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Cost

Fall 2015 or Spring 2016: $22,660

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($22,310), and International Security and Emergency Support ($350). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

Accommodations

Study abroad students typically live in the "Les Berges du Rhone" in the center of Geneva. The residence “Les Berges du Rhône” is a “V” shaped edifice, located on the banks of the river Rhone and facing the ‘Pont de Sous-Terre’. The bridge connects the communes of ‘Junction’ and ‘St. Jean’ in the centre of Geneva. Its large picture windows afford lots of light. Les Berges accommodates 118 students. Other accommodations include the Living and Learning Center, located on the Webster, Geneva campus, where classes are held but this residence primarily houses full-degree seeking students. Les Berges is well serviced by public transportation, both train and bus, making the 20 minute commute to campus easy for students. More information can be found here: http://www.webster.edu/study-abroad/programs/switzerland/housing.html.

Destination

Geneva and the surrounding countryside bring added dimensions to your Webster education. Given the presence of the United Nations and other major international organizations, many important international businesses and the largest private banking center in the world, Webster students have the opportunity to take advantage of the resources offered by these institutions to augment classroom learning. And when it comes to recreation, whether skiing, hiking, climbing, or cycling, the Alps offer some of the best sporting terrain in the world, and they are right at your doorstep! It may not have the size or non-stop action of London and Paris, but this small city packs an enormous punch. It’s a major trade and finance hub, home to the World Trade Organization and headquarters to a large number of multinational corporations, including Procter & Gamble and Hewlett Packard. Some 350 trading companies operate in Geneva, making it second only to London in Europe. They are supported by a financial and business infrastructure that includes banks, insurance companies, law firms, and fiduciaries.