Undergraduate semester programme

Come and join us for an unparalleled opportunity to explore and analyse today’s global challenges with renowned faculty and high-level practitioners in the heart of International Geneva. 

The programme is open to students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree programme and who would like to engage in a study abroad semester in the field of international affairs.

Undergraduate Semester Programme

Key Features 

  • 14-week programme catering to undergraduate students

  • Learn about international institutions and actors that tackle global challenges

  • Study abroad in a multicultural city

  • Immersion in a bilingual postgraduate institution

  • Exchange with students from all over the world

  • Interact with high-level experts

  • Access to one of the most documented libraries in the fields of development and international studies in Europe

  • Alumni status upon programme completion

Undegraduate Semester Programme

Applications now open


Students can earn up to 30 ECTS

  • Dedicated courses on global issues (globalisation, international security, global governance, international organisations, etc.)

  • Up to two courses at the master’s level from a large range of themes and disciplines at the Institute 

  • Possibility to take one French language course

  • Panel discussions with international practitioners

  • Visits to international organisations such as the United Nations, UN Human Rights, UN Refugee Agency, World Trade Organization, World Health Organization, International Committee of the Red Cross, etc.

  • Mentoring programme and academic advice for graduate studies and career paths

  • Possibility to intern during the semester break


My goal was learning what a career in IR would look like and to discover what area of IR I want to have a career in and this program has definitely narrowed down my area of interest and also helped me develop new interests.
Deborah Banketa
Leanne Chiang
Despite Covid-19, the mentorship program and graduate classes is an unparalleled opportunity at an undergraduate level. Classes were thought-provoking and amazing. A truly international and wonderful experience that will be cherished.
Leanne Chiang
Wellesley College (Spring 2020 Semester)
I think the immersion offered by this programme into the heart of what working in international affairs really means is unparalleled amongst opportunities available to an undergraduate.
Tanisha Rayamajhi
Wellesley College (Autumn 2017 Semester)