If you’re looking to get away in the summer, but are feeling guilty for taking time off from studies and want to build up more experience, why not try taking up an international summer school course? See another country, meet great people, learn new things, and come away not just with amazing memories but a valuable qualification to boot!
One of the best places for this is Geneva, which not only offers high-quality courses – it’s ranked as one of the top 20 universities in Europe – but also has brilliant opportunities to get out among its dramatic Alpine landscapes and lakes. This is the home of skiing, water-sports and woodland hiking, and that’s not to mention the local nightlife, which, like the mountains, is on top of the world. Interested? Here’s why you should be!
The Study Part
First you need to find your course. There are plenty of short courses available in a variety of fields, all taught in English, and offering an international perspective on interdisciplinary subjects. Geneva offers a particularly strong range of modules on law, such as International Humanitarian Law, Global Health and Human Rights, and in Sustainable Development. Study doesn’t just consist of attending academic lectures, but also round table discussions and debates with experts from leading worldwide institutions based in the city.
It’s not just the lecturers, however, who are worth hearing from, but your fellow course-mates. Geneva is a great melting pot of cultures and an international hub, of which the university is a central part. Taking up a summer school course means you’re perfectly placed for meeting new like-minded people and building friendships not just for a month, but for life.