Geneva, Switzerland

International Health Policy and Prospects

City of Geneva

HPAM-GP 2242 | 2019 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 is not being offered in 2022. 



This course is not being offered in 2022. 


Students register for the Summer 2022 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 2022 course load and tuition. Tuition will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Summer 2022. Bursar’s payment deadline dates.



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. accommodations, and some meals. Cost is subject to change based on final itinerary and exchange rates. 

This course has the following cost structures:

Program fee (housing included): $1200

Program fee (on-your-own housing): $750



Students may choose to either book accommodations through NYU Wagner or find their own for the duration of the course. 

Accommodations booked through NYU Wagner are located at La Cité Universitaire de Genève. Students are housed in single rooms with shared bathrooms similar to a dorm. 

If you prefer to book your own accommodations, students have found good options at hotels near Gare Cornavin (the main train station), AirBnbs in the area, or hostels. 



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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