GENEVA SWITZERLAND Embrace the Humanitarian Spirit
CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS AND EXCURSIONS
Zermatt Ski Trip Every January, the Student Affairs team organizes a Zermatt ski weekend at a discounted rate for students. Students have the opportunity to partake in various activities including skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating. Even for non-skiers, the views in Zermatt alone are worth making the trip! International Humanitarian & Security Conference Since 1995, Webster Geneva’s Department of International Relations has organized the International Humanitarian & Security Conference in close cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). This conference brings together practitioners and scholars, members of the Geneva-based international community and other officials and representatives of civil society to address today and tomorrow’s challenge. Student volunteers, often affiliated with the Webster Humanitarian Association, a student-led NGO, work closely with the IR department in the preparation and execution of the conference. Webster’s Got Talent and Football Tournament In February each year, students have the opportunity to showcase their talents to the entire Webster Geneva community. It’s a fun event for all, but the top two winners move on to compete in the Webster’s Got Talent finale which rotates between our Geneva, Leiden and Vienna campuses each April. The European Football Tournament is held during the same weekend with teams from each campus competing for the coveted European trophy. Webster Center for Creativity and Innovation (WCCI) Hosted in June by the Webster Center for Creativity and Innovation, Creativity Week aims to foster the dialogue to advance the state of the art in creativity and innovation. Creativity Week offers a network of events that are open to the public including idea incubators, workshops, panel discussions and keynote speakers. The WCCI also hosts Expressive Arts Labs throughout the year. The aim of these labs is, “to promote well-being and healing through creative expression and connection, by providing a space for people to develop, express and experience their creative selves while interacting with others in a congenial setting.” Orientation Excursions The Student Affairs team organizes orientation excursions for summer, spring and fall semesters. Spring semester students visit Les Diablerets for sledding and fondue, summer students visit the French alpine town of Annecy, and fall semester students visit Chateau de Chillon, the island castle located on Lake Geneva near Montreux.
Undergraduate Business Administration (BS) Computer Science, Emphasis In Cybersecurity (BS) Economics (BA) Finance (BS) International Relations, Emphasis in International Economics or Migration & Refugee Studies (BA) Management, Emphasis in Marketing (BA) Media Studies (BA) Photography (BA) Psychology (BA/BS)
CAMPUS, CULTURE & COMMUNITY
Graduate Business Administration (MBA) Counseling (MA) International and Nongovernmental Organizations (MA) Management and Leadership (MA) Health Care Management (MA, in French only) International Relations (MA)
As Switzerland’s most international city, Geneva’s spirit of international cooperation made it the ideal site for Webster’s first international campus in 1978. Home to the European headquarters for the United Nations and numerous international organizations, Geneva has a long history of diversity and tolerance. It’s humanitarian tradition began with the creation of the Red Cross, and continues today as home of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Citizens from over 175 countries reside in Geneva and as a city of only about 200,000, Geneva is frequently referred to as the world’s smallest truly global city. The Geneva campus is the most culturally diverse in Webster University’s international network and welcomes students from nearly 90 nationalities each year. Webster Geneva is a park-style campus environment located in Bellevue, Geneva within sight of Lake Geneva and the Alps. Just 8 minutes from the city’s central station by train (every 15 minutes), the campus is only a 5-minute walk from the Bellevue lake front. On campus, students will find well-equipped classrooms, a library, computer labs, cafeteria, and a student lounge which includes a game room and fitness center. FAST FACTS ABOUT GENEVA • The World Wide Web was invented in Geneva at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. It operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world. • Switzerland is home to the world’s densest network of hiking trails, boasting 65,000 km of trails, barely shy of the 71,000 km of roads. Geneva is conveniently located between the Jura Mountains and the Alps. • At 140 meters, the Jet d’Eau is one of the tallest water fountains in the world and is one of Geneva’s most iconic landmarks.
HOUSING IN GENEVA All study abroad students are required to live in campus-provided housing and will be assigned to either Les Berges du Rhône, in central Geneva, or in the Living and Learning Center (LLC) on campus. Both residence halls house students from around the world and provide a comfortable living and learning environment. Les Berges du Rhône sits on a prime location within the city. The diverse and lively neighborhood makes it easy for students to discover and enjoy all that an international city like Geneva has to offer while being only 25 minutes from campus by tram and train. The Living and Learning Center is Webster Geneva’s on-campus residence and students living here have 24/7 access to on-site laundry facilities, fitness room, and the student lounge. Students who request a single room will likely reside at the LLC.
“Webster Geneva gave me what was missing at my large university campus. I found the space to take initiative by contributing to organizations, and had access to resources at the United Nations as a place for study and networking, especially at the conferences and events. I will always keep Geneva in my heart!” ALEXANDRA BELIZE Northeastern University
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