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“I spent the Fall 2009 Semester in Geneva, Switzerland, where I was not only able to study in one of the most livable cities in the world, but I also had the opportunity of endless travel time in other European countries.”Nicholas Zedreck


Spend A Semester In Geneva, Switzerland 

Geneva, Switzerland is known as the “Peace Capital”, includes the headquarters of many agencies of the United Nations and Red Cross and is considered to be the worldwide center of diplomacy and international cooperation.  It is ranked sixth in importance as a financial centre by the Global Financial Centres Index.  The program has been active since 1997 offering a wide variety of courses in the French language as well as international economics, business, and politics.  Geneva is the site of the historic signing of Geneva Conventions; it is also the leading center of diplomacy, international and non-governmental organizations, and business.  The courses and internships available through the program allow students to expand their resumes while gaining the ideal cultural experience in the second most populous city in the country.

The Kent State University Geneva Semester is your opportunity to intern with an international organization,  visit historic places,  meet with European officials, establish new friendships, and  touch cultures different from your own.  Since 1977 the Program has enrolled students from throughout the United States and Canada. Your participation may expand your resume, but we believe the experience will broaden your life.

Courses Include
  • Business & Management                        
  • Computer Science
  • European Studies
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Internship with NGO
  • Media Communications
  • Photography
  • Psychology

Important Dates

  • Fall Semester Application- Due Date:  March 10th
  • Fall Semester Program Dates: late August - mid December
  • Spring Semester Application- Due Date: September 10th
  • Spring Semester Program Dates: Depart Early January and Return Early May


“It is a great chance to live in an international city filled with endless opportunities to learn.”  Daniel W McGreevy



  • Program Fee:  $500
  • Roundtrip Airfare:  $1,300 (estimated)
  • Orientation:  $250
  • Medical Insurance:  $169
  • Tuition:  $8,054
  • Housing:  $5,560
  • Application Fee:  $30
  • Passport:  $55   (Passport Info)
  • Deposit: $165


Scholarships are available. Each participating Business student receives a $1,500+ scholarship from the College of Business


Additional Travel

Students will have additional time to travel and do sightseeing.  Students may also travel prior to and after the program.
Geneva Tourism Site


Students must be at least a sophomore at the time of participation and in good academic standing


For more information: For scholarship information
and academic advising
Amber Bollinger
Education Abroad Program Officer
Office of Global Education
106 Van Campen Hall
Theresa Wallace
Academic Advisor Coordinator
College of Business Administration
300 BSA