International Health Policy and Prospects
Geneva, Switzerland at University of Geneva
Dates for 2016 will be announced in early December.
Dates for 2015 were: Friday, June 19 (arrival day) - Saturday, June 27 (departure day). Class meeting days are Saturday, June 20 through Friday, June 26.
This summer institute features an on-site exploration of international health policy and prospects in Geneva, Switzerland, the seat of major international organizations that have a direct bearing on international health: the World Health Organization (WHO), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Trade policy, infectious diseases, global communications, bioterrorism, violence and wars, and rapid social and economic changes, as well as concern for provision of health care that is effective and efficient and that provides client satisfaction all present daunting challenges to health leaders today.
Health leaders have to develop the capacity to promote the health of individuals and communities they serve in the context of the complex challenges of globalization. The aim of this institute is to provide individuals with a variety of opportunities to understand the trends in world health and the effects of globalization on global and national health policy making in developed and developing countries.
Course prerequisites: A introductory course in public policy, an international development or policy course (health students should have completed an introductory health course), or permission of instructor.
Study visits to major international organizations and sites with the leaders of key international health organizations based in Geneva will provide participants with the opportunity to hear firsthand the challenges leaders face and to explore their thinking on strategy and implementation of key programs to improve health worldwide.
Tuition: $4,500 (approx. estimate), plus registration and support fees. Click here for more information and all rates of tuition and fees.
Non-credit tuition: $2,800
Non-refundable program and activities fee (includes excursions and some meals): $600. This fee will be due upon acceptance in the course.
Housing: Rates vary according to selection (hotels and hostels available).
Funding: students interested in potential funding sources should explore the opportunities on this NYU study abroad page. Be sure to find the opportunities available to graduate students.
Accommodation and Logistics
Lodging is typically at Cite Universitaire in Geneva. Students book and pay for rooms directly (lodging is based on availability with bathrooms en suite, or shared) and are provided with information upon acceptance in the course.
Lunches on the weekend are provided as well as a closing reception (inclusive in the activities fee). Students will responsible for the remaining lunches, and all breakfasts and dinners. There are restaurants and food stores near the hotel and lecture sites.
The Office of International Programs will provide you with information regarding accommodation and the logistics of your stay in Geneva.
Flight: Participants must book their own flights, and should do so as early as possible. Most major airlines fly to Geneva.
Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid for up to 6 months after course date, not before.
Tourist Visa: U.S. passport holders traveling for 90 days or less for tourism or business purposes should not need visas. U.S. green card holders (non-US passport holders) who are nationals of other countries may have to apply for a "tourist" or "business" visa and may review respective visa requirements here. NYU students should contact NYU's Office of Global Services for information about appropriate visas.
Registration and Information
All students interested in taking the course must complete the request for registration form on right side of this page.
Upper-level undergraduate students seeking to take the course for credit must first gain approval from their advisor and then contact email@example.com for registration procedures.
Non-matriculated, non-NYU and non-credit participants should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for directions on how to apply.
For all inquiries about the program, contact email@example.com.
"Wagner's International Health Policy class takes a boat ride on Lake Leman" Photo by Vivian Yela
"Wagner's International Health Policy classmates and a night out for fondue" Photo by Vivian Yela
"Exploring an exhibition at the Museum of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent" Photo by Vivian Yela
"A visit to the Museum of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent" Photo by Vivian Yela
"Wagner's International Health Policy class in discussion at the International Committee of the Red Cross" Photo by Vivian Yela
"A lecture at the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria" Photo by Vivian Yela
"Wagner’s International Health Policy class visits the WHO" Photo by Vivian Yela
Join us for an information session in December (date to be announced in November) at NYU Wagner (Rudin Forum). Note: This course is open to NYU and non-NYU students/participants.
Requests for Registration Form and Timeline
Priority deadlines: January 5 and February 1.]
Dr. Richard Alderslade, NYU Wagner