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Geneva Program Information

Geneva Semester Program at Webster University

If you're intrigued by the idea of studying abroad in Geneva, Switzerland, your first step is simple: get more information!  Kent State is ready to answer your questions about our education abroad program in Geneva,  If you want to discover the orientation process, course and housing for Geneva; read more below.


Before you leave and upon your arrival in Geneva, you'll participate in an orientation that is designed to help you make the most out of your study abroad experience.  In orientation, your goals will be to...

  • Orient yourself to the city of Geneva
  • Develop the awareness you need to observe and learn from different cultures
  • Discover the businesses and organizations in Geneva
  • Access the tools you will need to succeed academically, personally, and safely within the policies and responsibilities of the 17-week program

Housing and the Webster Campus

At Webster, you’ll be welcomed into the on-campus community. Surrounded by students of diverse nationalities, cultures, and interests, you’ll gain new knowledge, experiences, friends … and have a great time too. You’ll also be just a few minutes away from the international city of Geneva and have easy access to the Alps and the rest of Europe.  

The Les Berges du Rhône housing facility is located in the center of Geneva on the banks of the Rhone River and houses 118 students in double rooms.  To view images of inside and outside of the building, click HERE.  You will be responsible for purchasing your own food while abroad.

If participating in an internship, the bus and train station is a short walk from campus followed by a 20 minute ride to the various organizations.

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Geneva Courses

All courses listed below are open to all Geneva Semester students who meet the individual course prerequisites.
Students are required to enroll in, and maintain enrollment in, a minimum of 12 semester credit hours. Registration for classes will take place prior to departure with the assistance of the Kent State University Office of Global Education.  It is important to consult with your academic advisor regarding course selection.  Please select at least five to six courses, because, as at any campus, a course may be canceled if registration falls below a required level.

Business and Management

Courses available in Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, and Management.  To see a complete list of course descriptions, please click HERE

Computer Science

Courses available in Computer Applications and Computer Science.  To see a complete list of course descriptions, please click HERE.

European Studies

Courses available in European Art & Expressions, Commerce & Communications, and History & Politics.  To see a complete list of course descriptions, please click HERE.


To see a complete list of course descriptions, please click HERE.

International Relations

Courses offered in History, International Economic Relations, International Law, Migration & Refugees, and Political Science.  To see a complete list of course descriptions, please click HERE.

Internship with an NGO

Intern with a NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) or Non-Profit in downtown Geneva.  These are unpaid internships that will require equal time spent in class and working for the internship.  This course will meet every other week for a group discussion. Students engaging in the internship will enroll in at least 12 credit hours of course work in addition to 15 hours per week at the internship.  The internship is a challenging and rewarding experience. 

While your internships are voluntary and unpaid in nature, academic credit will be given for completing the internship program through enrolling in the Public Service - POL 40992, 3 credit hour course.

Currently teaching the internship class for Kent State University in Geneva as well a  “European Politics” class at Webster University. For the past seven years she has been working for Kent State University, Geneva, as Assistant Director, Director and Academic Director and teaching the political science classes for the program. Before joining Kent State University, Geneva she has worked at several European and North American universities in the position of a researcher, assistant and visiting professor – among those at Harvard, York (Toronto), Frankfurt and Jena Universities and the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. She has published widely on geopolitics of energy and European security policy. Her most recent publication includes “Energy Supply Issues: Scale, Perception and the Return of Geopolitics“ in Hugh Dyer and Julia Trombetta. International Handbook of Energy Security  (Edward Elgar publishers, forthcoming, together with Kirsten Westphal).  She holds a Doctorate in Political Science from the European University Institute in Florence.

Media Communications

Courses offered in Advertising, Audio and Video Production, Cross Cultural Communications, Journalism, Media Literacy, Photography, and Public Relations.  To explore the available course, please click HERE.


To see a complete list of course descriptions, please click HERE.


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