</iframe> Program Details Undergraduate: Global Affairs (GLOA) 480: Study Abroad in Switzerland Conflict Analysis and Resolution (CONF) 385: International Field Experience Government (GOVT) 398: Study Abroad in Switzerland Economics (ECON) 492: Study Abroad in Switzerland History (HIST) 387: Topics in Global History Graduate: Integrative Studies (INTS) 595: Special Topics Conflict Analysis and Resolution (CONF) 695: Selected Topics- Survey of Intl Orgs Eligibility This program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students including students who do not attend George Mason University. Students should have taken at least one course in International Relations, Government Studies, Global Affairs, Conflict Resolution, Political Economy, or a similar class prior to participation in this program. Application Checklist Housing Single or double occupancy in Dormitories at the University of Fribourg. Program Cost (Winter 2018): $4670 Included: Tuition (3 credits) Housing Excursions to Geneva and Strasbourg Meal Plan (20 meals) Special Events Guest lectures Pre-Departure Orientation International Emergency Insurance Not Included: Round-trip airfare Other transportation Some meals Personal spending Program Itinerary* 2017 Day 1    Participants arrive in Fribourg Program Orientation session Day 2   Day 3-4     Academic Information Session International Law and Human Rights Day 5 International Economic Relations ; Review Session Day 6 Day Trip to Geneva (UNODA, OHCHR, UNHCR) Study visit Day 7 Mid-term Exam Day 8-9 Free Days Day 10 Day Trip to Geneva (WTO, WIPO, ILO) Study visit Day 11 European Union Day 12 Workshop: Review session and Student Presentations Day 13   Overnight Trip to Strasbourg (Council of Europe, European Court of Human Rights, European Parliament)     Day 14 Return from Strasbourg; Exam Day 15  Participants depart for the U.S.     *Instructor reserves the right to modify the course schedule as needed Contact Information Program Officer Denise Elles-Mdahuar dellesmd@gmu.edu 703-993-2155 Academic Director Sonja Taylor staylor9@gmu.edu"> </iframe> Program Details Undergraduate: Global Affairs (GLOA) 480: Study Abroad in Switzerland Conflict Analysis and Resolution (CONF) 385: International Field Experience Government (GOVT) 398: Study Abroad in Switzerland Economics (ECON) 492: Study Abroad in Switzerland History (HIST) 387: Topics in Global History Graduate: Integrative Studies (INTS) 595: Special Topics Conflict Analysis and Resolution (CONF) 695: Selected Topics- Survey of Intl Orgs Eligibility This program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students including students who do not attend George Mason University. Students should have taken at least one course in International Relations, Government Studies, Global Affairs, Conflict Resolution, Political Economy, or a similar class prior to participation in this program. Application Checklist Housing Single or double occupancy in Dormitories at the University of Fribourg. Program Cost (Winter 2018): $4670 Included: Tuition (3 credits) Housing Excursions to Geneva and Strasbourg Meal Plan (20 meals) Special Events Guest lectures Pre-Departure Orientation International Emergency Insurance Not Included: Round-trip airfare Other transportation Some meals Personal spending Program Itinerary* 2017 Day 1    Participants arrive in Fribourg Program Orientation session Day 2   Day 3-4     Academic Information Session International Law and Human Rights Day 5 International Economic Relations ; Review Session Day 6 Day Trip to Geneva (UNODA, OHCHR, UNHCR) Study visit Day 7 Mid-term Exam Day 8-9 Free Days Day 10 Day Trip to Geneva (WTO, WIPO, ILO) Study visit Day 11 European Union Day 12 Workshop: Review session and Student Presentations Day 13   Overnight Trip to Strasbourg (Council of Europe, European Court of Human Rights, European Parliament)     Day 14 Return from Strasbourg; Exam Day 15  Participants depart for the U.S.     *Instructor reserves the right to modify the course schedule as needed Contact Information Program Officer Denise Elles-Mdahuar dellesmd@gmu.edu 703-993-2155 Academic Director Sonja Taylor staylor9@gmu.edu"/> Skip to content

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Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA (Undergraduate):
2.25
Language of Instruction:
English
Housing:
Campus Housing
Number of Credits Offered:
3
Eligible Population: 01 Freshman, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior, Graduate
Prerequisite:
Yes
Type of Program: Faculty-led Open to non-Mason Students: Yes
Program Description:
Switzerland International Org

Survey of International Organizations in Switzerland

This two-week study abroad survey of international organizations based in gorgeous Fribourg, Switzerland provides students with an overview of the goals, functions, and significance of such organizations in today's fast changing global environment. The course examines the achievements and failures of the world's most important organizations from an interdisciplinary perspective. Using frameworks provided by economics, political science, international relations, and international law, the course will address the following questions:
  • What are functions of international organizations?
  • How can international organizations diminish or solve collective action problems? Are they successful in doing so?
  • What are the main obstacles faced by international organizations?

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Program Details

Undergraduate:

  • Global Affairs (GLOA) 480: Study Abroad in Switzerland
  • Conflict Analysis and Resolution (CONF) 385: International Field Experience
  • Government (GOVT) 398: Study Abroad in Switzerland
  • Economics (ECON) 492: Study Abroad in Switzerland
  • History (HIST) 387: Topics in Global History
Graduate:
  • Integrative Studies (INTS) 595: Special Topics
  • Conflict Analysis and Resolution (CONF) 695: Selected Topics- Survey of Intl Orgs

Eligibility

This program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students including students who do not attend George Mason University. Students should have taken at least one course in International Relations, Government Studies, Global Affairs, Conflict Resolution, Political Economy, or a similar class prior to participation in this program.
Application Checklist

Housing

Single or double occupancy in Dormitories at the University of Fribourg.

Program Cost (Winter 2018): $4670

Included:
  • Tuition (3 credits)
  • Housing
  • Excursions to Geneva and Strasbourg
  • Meal Plan (20 meals)
  • Special Events
  • Guest lectures
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • International Emergency Insurance
Not Included:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Other transportation
  • Some meals
  • Personal spending

Program Itinerary* 2017

Day 1    Participants arrive in Fribourg Program Orientation session
Day 2  

Day 3-4    
Academic Information Session

International Law and Human Rights
Day 5 International Economic Relations ; Review Session
Day 6 Day Trip to Geneva (UNODA, OHCHR, UNHCR) Study visit
Day 7 Mid-term Exam
Day 8-9 Free Days
Day 10 Day Trip to Geneva (WTO, WIPO, ILO) Study visit
Day 11 European Union
Day 12 Workshop: Review session and Student Presentations
Day 13   Overnight Trip to Strasbourg (Council of Europe, European Court of Human Rights, European Parliament)    
Day 14 Return from Strasbourg; Exam
Day 15  Participants depart for the U.S.
   

*Instructor reserves the right to modify the course schedule as needed


Contact Information

Program Officer

Denise Elles-Mdahuar
dellesmd@gmu.edu
703-993-2155

Academic Director

Sonja Taylor
staylor9@gmu.edu

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Break 2018 10/08/2017 ** Rolling Admission 01/06/2018 01/20/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.