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  • Locations: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement: 2.5 Areas of Study: Business & Econ, Social Sciences
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: No
Program Type: SIT, Third-party provider Credit Type: Transfer credit (grades do not appear on Hopkins transcript)
Housing Type: Guest House, Homestay, Hotel/Hostel Application Process: (1) Complete Hopkins app by clicking "Apply Now", (2) Go to program website to complete program app (note deadline may be different)
Hopkins Application Fee: $25 (provider/university may also charge an app fee)
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad Switzerland: Banking, Finance & Social Responsibility

NOTE: SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, SIT may have to modify programs. Visit the SIT website for more details.

Discover the dynamic fusion of macroeconomics and global finance with social responsibility and sustainable business in Switzerland and Greece.

WHY STUDY GLOBAL FINANCE IN SWITZERLAND?

Combine your interest in ethical banking, sustainable finance and circular economy in Geneva, one of the world’s leading financial centers and a major international hub for international organizations and NGOs. While learning about macroeconomics and global finance from a socially responsible and sustainable business perspective, you’ll build networks with experts at leading financial institutions, nongovernmental organizations, universities and think-tanks. You’ll have the option to intern with a sustainable development company, start-up, or intergovernmental organization or a Swiss or international NGO or conduct research in sustainable development and finance, circular economy, ethical banking, or impact investing.
During a two-week excursion to Greece, you’ll gain insight about the international 2008–09 financial crisis and examine the impact it had on the country’s financial system and economy. You’ll get a first-hand view of the recovery and state of society from Greek and international experts on the ground. You’ll also experience the richness of Greek culture, history, and cuisine.
 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Get a background in ethical banking and sustainable finance.
  • Learn from experts at top international organizations and financial institutions.
  • Conduct field research, do interviews with experts and explore professional development opportunities.
  • Visit Athens, the vibrant capital of Greece.
 

PREREQUISITES

Previous college-level coursework and / or other significant preparation in economics, finance, business administration, or alternatively in public policy, international relations / government / sociology, ethics and social responsibility, as assessed by SIT.
Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.

KEY TOPICS OF STUDY

  • Cultural institutions and Basque identity
  • Catalonia’s independence movement and constitutional crisis in Spain
  • Comparative approach to social policy in Spain and Scotland
  • Regional autonomy, EU policy, and the future of European integration
  • Comparative politics, human rights, and social movements research

 

MONEY MATTERS

Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor.  

SIT tuition and room and board fees include the following: 
  • All educational costs, including educational excursions 
  • All accommodations and meals for the full program duration 
  • Transportation to and from the airport, and on all educational excursions 
  • Health and accident insurance 
 
SCHOLARSHIPS
  • SIT awards nearly $1.6 million in scholarships and grants annually.
  • All scholarships and grants are need-based.
  • Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000 for semester programs.  
  • Contact the financial aid and/or study abroad office(s) at your college or university to learn if your school’s scholarships and grants and federal and state aid programs can be applied to an SIT Study Abroad program.
 

CONTACT SIT STUDY ABROAD

 
 


IMPORTANT NOTE FOR ALL JHU APPLICANTS

There is a dual application process for this program:

(1) Students must complete the Hopkins application by clicking on the green "Apply Now" button
AND
(2) Students must complete the program application, which you can access on the program website.

Please make sure to abide by both the Hopkins and the program deadlines as they may be different.

 


This program is currently not accepting applications.