Geneva, Switzerland

International Health Policy and Prospects

City of Geneva

HPAM-GP 2242 | Itinerary | Syllabus


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, bio-terrorism, 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.



Geneva, Switzerland



This course will not be offered in 2021. 



This course will not be offered in 2021. 



Students register for the Summer 2020 course listed below for 3 credits. A permission number will be granted upon acceptance into the course.

Course Prerequisites: An introductory course in public policy, an international development or policy course (health students should have completed an introductory health course), or permission of instructor.

Upper-level undergraduate students seeking to take the course for credit must first gain approval from their advisor and then contact for registration procedures.

This course is open to NYU and non-NYU students/participants. For all inquiries about the program, contact



Dr. Richard Alderslade, NYU Wagner



Tuition: This is a 3-credit course and is counted toward your summer course load.

NYU students: this course counts toward your Summer 2020 course load and tuition. Tuition will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Summer 2020. Bursar’s payment deadline dates.



Program fee: There are two structures for the program fee costs. 

A deposit will be due upon acceptance in the course. The program fee is payable by credit card. Program fee covers some in-country expenses and some meals. Cost is subject to change based on final itinerary and exchange rates. 



La Cite Universitaire de Geneve is a large village of over 850 people and 95 nationalities tied to the University of Geneva. They offer short-term housing to large groups of visiting students. The accommodations are for single rooms with a shared hall bathroom (dorm-style).  There is access to a kitchen and use of all facilities on the site.

Alternatively, students not requesting housing are able to find their own accommodations in Geneva. 

Students will take public transportation in Geneva to visit the individual sites. 



Flight: International airfare to and from the program location is not included in the program fee. Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. Students should not purchase their tickets before receiving proper instructions to do so. 

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. 

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.



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