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Switzerland / Study Abroad

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Study world politics in the remarkable, cosmopolitan city of Geneva, Switzerland

Earn 6 credits while studying international relations and global political topics in Geneva

Dates – May 23 – July 9, 2017
Students will attend classes at CMC from May 23 – June 22, and then attend GSS class from June 24 – July 9.

Cost – $4,800*
The cost of the trip includes CMC tuition, University of Geneva tuition, airfare, lodging at residence hall, local transportation, admission to museums, trip insurance, and some meals.

*The cost is based on twelve, in-district students attending. Actual cost will be determined upon final number and status of students enrolled in the trip.

February 15, 2017, is the final deadline.

Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva is located in the southwest part of Switzerland on the shores of Lake Geneva. Gently sloping vineyards border the shores of the lake, and lively towns and small wine-growing villages appear scattered at random. The Jura Mountains lie to the north and the Vaud Alps to the east, with lush pastures, chalet villages, mountain peaks and glaciers – as well as sunny ledges ready-made for a relaxed vacation and sporting adventures.

The University of Geneva stands out as one of the 150 best universities in the world and one of the 20 best research universities in Europe. This program will explore issues related to global governance and international politics.

Students will be immersed in the international world of Geneva as they pursue an interdisciplinary program that will provide them with a truly global perspective on current affairs. Topics to be explored include: globalization and theories of international relations, actors and patterns of global governance, global governance, multilateralism and international organizations, international law in the age of global governance, WTO and internationalization, among others.

Weekend Trip to Bern and Lausanne

While in Bern (the capital city), students will visit the Old Town (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the Federal Palace (national parliament).

While in Lausanne, students will visit the Olympic Museum and Lausanne Cathedral.


POS 205 International Relations (3 credits)

Examines relationships among modern nation states. Topics include diplomacy, nationalism, ideologies, power and influence, conflict and cooperation, the role of non-state actors, the international economy and theoretical attempts to understand international behavior.

HIS 247 20th Century World History (3 credits)
Investigates the major political, social, and economic developments, international relationships, scientific breakthroughs, and cultural trends that have shaped the various global regions and nation-states from 1900 to the present. Emphasizes the interactions of global regions and nation-states. This class will be online, with a few in-person meetings to prepare for and go over trip logistics.

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Jennifer Cassell